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  • New files and microplane.

    I recently picked up a couple new toys from Amazon.
    The files remove material quickly without the deep gouges produced buy my four in one rasp. While the pointed tip allows access to some tight areas.
    The microplane also removes material quickly though it tends to get stuck in it’s own track.
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    Ed
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/bmart50/m.h...1&_ipg=&_from=
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  • #2
    Please, tell us which files you bought.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Poplar49 View Post
      Please, tell us which files you bought.
      The file are sold under several different names as “Golden Rasp” $7 ea.
      “Microplane is the brand name of the microplane made in Kentucky as I recal, $14
      Ed
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      • #4
        Very nice, yes they look like some real wood removers.
        Mark N. Akers
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        • #5
          I like the knife shape pointed ones looks like they could have lots of usages with bigger projects....thanks! Think I will go get some as they are affordable.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dileon View Post
            I like the knife shape pointed ones looks like they could have lots of usages with bigger projects....thanks! Think I will go get some as they are affordable.
            They offer a bunch of sizes thinking of picking up some shorter ones.
            Ed
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            • #7
              Nice files Ed. I have never been a fan of the micropane. The ones I have used the little blades made uneven cuts leaving different depth tracks in the wood. But the will do a quick rough out.
              We live in the land of the free because of the brave!
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              • #8
                I saw something very interesting while on Amazon, .....Japanese saw rasp have you ever used one?...... Look like she can take off some wood?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dileon View Post
                  I saw something very interesting while on Amazon, .....Japanese saw rasp have you ever used one?...... Look like she can take off some wood?
                  Never used one but did watch this.

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTuDB_uyTbQ

                  Ed
                  https://www.ebay.com/sch/bmart50/m.h...1&_ipg=&_from=
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                  • #10
                    Inexpensive rasps are "machine-stitched." You can see a mechanical repeating pattern to the teeth placement. All I get from that is a set of parallel grooves.

                    So, I have started to buy "hand-stitched" rasps as I can afford them. They have a hand-cut, random tooth pattern that leaves a much more even surface.

                    I was always planning on buying a big farrier's hoof-trimming rasp. Since then, I've learned that I can get as much or more done with crooked knives.

                    I've got microplanes in the kitchen. Fun tools for skinning nutmegs and orange zest.
                    Brian T

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                    • #11
                      You know I never got an education on rasp and files....just something I that random purchased in college and later.....but the video thanks a lot. Made me watch another video on rasp....and various one that made me understand I need to learn more about tools like this, would major help in the work I do. Here is another which is talking about the Golden rasp you got....plus others. They did get a major thumbs up.

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                      • #12
                        I Have used rasps for many years for shaping and clean up. Until last year they were all machined repeating pattern teeth and while they did the job there was always alot of sanding to remove the file marks. Like Brian I invested in a hand stitched rasp. It was "Auriou" cabinet makers rasp. And it was a investment and only worth it if you use a rasp often. I have spent more money on tools that were a big disappointment and was afraid this may have been one of those buys. It wasn't. I got a second combination rasp with 2 grains sizes. They cut smother and faster than my older files less work to shape with them. There are some youtubes showing how they are made. You will understand the price when you see the time it takes to stitich the surface of the file.
                        Last edited by Randy; 11-26-2021, 01:09 AM.
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                        • #13
                          That's so true isn't it? Auriou cost a bundle until you see how they are made and what they can do that a machine rasp fails at.

                          The most obvious example of "machine-stitched" versus "hand-stitched" rasps is when you go to shape the body of a roughed-out stone carving. Machine-stitch groove patterns will try your patience to get rid of. "Hand-stitched?" Done in a flash, ready for papers.
                          Brian T

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Brian T View Post
                            That's so true isn't it? Auriou cost a bundle until you see how they are made and what they can do that a machine rasp fails at.

                            The most obvious example of "machine-stitched" versus "hand-stitched" rasps is when you go to shape the body of a roughed-out stone carving. Machine-stitch groove patterns will try your patience to get rid of. "Hand-stitched?" Done in a flash, ready for papers.
                            Brings back the meaning of tools for life, doesn't it??? There are so many junk tools out there it is not funny, why because they were cheap, made to sell but no good, did not use correct materials. Just like the mini grinder I bought looks great and died completely after the third usage...look at them lately still the same old piece of junk for 50 dollars tons of complaints about them. My big rasps compared to those in the video really need to go into the trash can... a waste of my time, money, and effort. LOL

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                            • #15
                              Just to be clear not suggesting this is comparable to a hand cut or stitched rasp.

                              It is just a truly cheap tool that does a far better and quicker job than a traditional rasp.
                              Ed
                              https://www.ebay.com/sch/bmart50/m.h...1&_ipg=&_from=
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