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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Best there is, thanks
These rasps are an absolute joy to use. Very smooth and the finish on the timber is excellent.
Excellent quality rasp. Works great in tight areas. Glad I purchased.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Really worth every euro! Making top quality products requires top quality tools!
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.
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.