These are similar to cabinet rasps but are not as wide relative to their length. This allows you to work in tighter spaces.
Auriou Modeller's Rasps are for more delicate shaping work and complement the work done by Cabinet Maker's Rasps.
Due to demand from our Welsh stick making friends we have now added a coarser 7" rasp to the modellers range.
Modeller's Rasp Dimensions
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These are precision shaping tools so look carefully at the range and decide what best suits your needs.
Orders that include [Special Order] rasps may add 2-5 weeks to the delivery time. Where combined with standard range tools the whole order will not be shipped until complete. These include the left handed options and some superfine cabinet rasps.
Please note - Our web orders are now being fulfilled by UK based Classic Hand Tools as we have found that this has significantly improved the service to our individual web customers. Classic Hand Tools carry as much stock as we can supply them and ship worldwide.
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Posted by P. hecht on 18th Oct 2022
Best there is, thanks
Modelers Rasp 14
Posted by Reid Moule on 28th Jun 2022
These rasps are an absolute joy to use. Very smooth and the finish on the timber is excellent.
Posted by Michael J Prostka on 1st Feb 2021
Excellent quality rasp. Works great in tight areas. Glad I purchased.
Nice cutting smaller rasp
Posted by Unknown on 9th Sep 2020
good size for detailing work, have now used it on Jarrah, Mahogany and Cedar. Currently making a number of tool holders in Jarrah, and where I would normally use gouges and abrasives for shaping, the 175mm (7") grain 13, cuts the Jarrah easily, and leaves a quite smooth surface finish. I find the 175mm a good size for smaller work. One of those tools that always feels just right.
Precisely what I needed
Posted by Harvey Brotman on 9th Mar 2020
I'm a woodworking and I enjoy making Greene & Greene inspired furniture. I was using all kinds of techniques to "pillow" the proud finger joints but it was just taking too long. This modeller's rasp was perfect with it's fine teeth. I was able to do the job in about 1/4 the time.
Great for smaller parts
Posted by Richard Maguire on 23rd May 2018
I use this rasp for refining smaller instrument parts. I found that I was able to shape smaller pieces of wood easily with this tool. I would normally have used sandpaper on blocks or dowels for these tasks. This allowed me to get very close to final finish and gave me lots of control.
Posted by Ralph Gomez on 27th Mar 2018
I am a semi-professional woodcarver (carve every day). These are far supierior to any I have used. Respond well to the slight variations in hand pressure applied. Great!
Good cut in a small size. 7" G. 10
Posted by Norb Kelly on 1st Feb 2017
This is a great cut in a small sized rasp, but still leaves a nice finish that is easily cleaned up. Easy to clean up a small part quickly. I will be using this one quite often.
Simply the best there is!
Posted by Norb on 13th Dec 2016
Two years ago at Handworks 2015 I finally broke down and bought an Aeriou rasp from a dealer there. The first time I tried it I couldn't believe the difference between it and the machine stitched rasp I had been using. Since then I have added more to my file drawer. You just can't go wrong with this rasp!
Posted by Kees-Jan Goorissen on 28th Jan 2016
Really worth every euro! Making top quality products requires top quality tools!
The Best in the World
Posted by Bill Perkins on 18th Dec 2015
I recently purchased the 6-inch, 15 gauge modeler's rasp from Auriou. It is a work of art. I have two other Auriou rasps, and it's hard for me to believe how much better they all cut than any other rasp I have used. I ordered directly from Forge de Saint Juery (through Classic Hand Tools) rather than through a retailer in the U.S. There are retailers I like and respect, but I wanted to make it possible for Forge de Saint Juery to realize a bit more from the sale. It's very important to me that they are in businesses, making fine hand tools.
Made to a Standard, Not to a Price
Posted by Doug Sullivan on 22nd Oct 2014
I'm not a skilled wood worker but even I can see that these tools are far superior to my machine made rasps. I procrastinated for quite some time before I took the plunge and spent the money. Now I wish I had bought them a long time ago. My chair would have been finished sooner and with less effort. I have been using Australian Red Gum, a very hard durable timber with very difficult grain. These rasps made it feel like I was working with soft wood. I'm very happy with my investment.