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  • #16
    Originally posted by Nebraska View Post
    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.
    Super true....As seen in the video cost does not dictate the value of any tool these days. You can get a top-dollar tool and they changed their manufacture.... the same cost, but the tool is worthless. The same could be said for the rotary tool. Every once in a while, you get a good cheap one....which is noted in the future cost will go up as demand happens.
    . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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    • #17
      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?
      Dileon..... A Japanese saw? Never leave home without it. I have two. My original was a a Japanese Dove Tail. It's great for very small jobs. My other is a folding Japanese saw. It has a heavier duty blade and I use it in roughing out. The neat thing about Japanese saws is that they cut in both directions. I'd seen them in the Japanese hardware stores in Japan back when we lived there in the 60's but never thought about buying one until a lot later on in life when I ran across the dovetail at Harbor Freight. Greatest things since sliced cheese! A collection of Japanese saws would have saved me a lot of time, trouble and aggravation over the years. Unfortunately we get too soon old and too late smart!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Nebraska View Post
        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.
        I have a couple of micro planes that I picked up at a woodworking show but all they are is a stamped out metal cutting blade mounted onto a cheap plastic handle. They'd work fine in the kitchen for scraping the skin of limes and lemons but for wood they are a waste of money. I've looked at others but have been wary of just buying another pig in a poke!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Eddy-Smiles View Post

          Dileon..... A Japanese saw? Never leave home without it. I have two. My original was a a Japanese Dove Tail. It's great for very small jobs. My other is a folding Japanese saw. It has a heavier duty blade and I use it in roughing out. The neat thing about Japanese saws is that they cut in both directions. I'd seen them in the Japanese hardware stores in Japan back when we lived there in the 60's but never thought about buying one until a lot later on in life when I ran across the dovetail at Harbor Freight. Greatest things since sliced cheese! A collection of Japanese saws would have saved me a lot of time, trouble and aggravation over the years. Unfortunately we get too soon old and too late smart!

          Different product, I think this is what Dileon is referring to.
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          Last edited by Nebraska; 11-26-2021, 11:31 AM.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Eddy-Smiles View Post

            Dileon..... A Japanese saw? Never leave home without it. I have two. My original was a a Japanese Dove Tail. It's great for very small jobs. My other is a folding Japanese saw. It has a heavier duty blade and I use it in roughing out. The neat thing about Japanese saws is that they cut in both directions. I'd seen them in the Japanese hardware stores in Japan back when we lived there in the 60's but never thought about buying one until a lot later on in life when I ran across the dovetail at Harbor Freight. Greatest things since sliced cheese! A collection of Japanese saws would have saved me a lot of time, trouble and aggravation over the years. Unfortunately we get too soon old and too late smart!
            Eddie, I have a bunch of Japanese saws.....I love them also!!!! and use them often these days.

            But I was talking about a rasp that is Japanese saw rasp....it is a rasp that has mini saws on the rasp. It is called at times a shinto saw rasp. Check this surface out of this Shinto saw rasp.
            Shinto_GP_fin_fbf10207-abcf-4236-b239-664334a7309b_1400x.jpg
            . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Randy View Post
              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.
              Randy,

              I decide to go with Gramercy for my hand stitched rasps, should be here in a couple days. One is very traditional in design. The second is finer is called a saw handle makers rasp it is curved and smooth on the backside for working tight areas without abrading adjacent surfaces.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Nebraska View Post

                Randy,

                I decide to go with Gramercy for my hand stitched rasps, should be here in a couple days. One is very traditional in design. The second is finer is called a saw handle makers rasp it is curved and smooth on the backside for working tight areas without abrading adjacent surfaces.

                88E62863-DE7B-4566-8122-797DF012A94C.jpg
                When you get it let me know how you like it....full review please....LOL
                . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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                • #23
                  Let me know how they work Ed. My files ar 10 inch and I want a shorter one and the curve in those would work well on cane handles. The 25tpi may be good for clean up and finshing shapes.
                  We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
                  https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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                  • #24
                    Ed the reviews for sound great....... One review was posted.....
                    This is my second Gramercy purchase and again am finding this rasp very handy. I carve a variety of animals working with woods like walnut, mahogany, and cherry. This rasp is excellent for rounding out the legs, back, neck and ears on medium (10"-15") sized animals or other figures that are a little too big for rifflers. If you carve this rasp is worth the price.
                    . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Dileon View Post

                      Eddie, I have a bunch of Japanese saws.....I love them also!!!! and use them often these days.

                      But I was talking about a rasp that is Japanese saw rasp....it is a rasp that has mini saws on the rasp. It is called at times a shinto saw rasp. Check this surface out of this Shinto saw rasp.
                      Shinto_GP_fin_fbf10207-abcf-4236-b239-664334a7309b_1400x.jpg
                      Whoops! As Emily Litella was known to say often.... "Never mind!" However, with that said I'd never run across a Shinto Saw before. Man! Would it have come in handy back when I was making artificial wooden fishing lures!

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Randy View Post
                        Let me know how they work Ed. My files ar 10 inch and I want a shorter one and the curve in those would work well on cane handles. The 25tpi may be good for clean up and finshing shapes.
                        You may find this interesting.
                        https://canadianwoodworking.com/tool...cabinet-rasps/

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Nebraska View Post
                          Thanks Ed. That is a good artical!
                          We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
                          https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Randy View Post

                            Thanks Ed. That is a good artical!
                            I think the only thing that would have made it better is if they could have compared rasps all with similar tooth size.

                            It made me take a closer look at my cheap rasp I noticed the teeth are cut in a slight radius rather than straight lines. The curved pattern and I guess manufacturing inconsistencies results in teeth directly line up every forth line on average instead of every other row.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Nebraska View Post

                              I think the only thing that would have made it better is if they could have compared rasps all with similar tooth size.

                              It made me take a closer look at my cheap rasp I noticed the teeth are cut in a slight radius rather than straight lines. The curved pattern and I guess manufacturing inconsistencies results in teeth directly line up every forth line on average instead of every other row.
                              When I got my Auriou rasp I was not sure it would make that much of a different. I can share, it is great cleaner smother cuts and I do not have to clean it as often. Most of my handles are hard woods and I can shape them faster with less work. I had collected 7 or 8 different rasps over the years that are all in a box now.
                              We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
                              https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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