12" Cabinet Rasp 6 Grain
At one time, rasps were in every shop – everyone from cabinetmakers to luthiers to patternmakers used them to shape wood. Even today, whether roughing out a leg or fine-tuning a delicate feature, you just can’t get along without them. There are plenty of rasps on the market, from budget...
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This Liogier 12" Cabinet Maker’s Rasp, #6 Medium Coarse Cut is a long tapered rasp with both convex and flat sides, which makes it useful for preparing flat surfaces and working hollow shapes. It features a wide profile in proportion to its length, which combined with #6 grain means you’ll have considerable cutting power for rough shaping. If considering this rasp, you may also want to look at #162908 10" #9, 162917 10" #8, and 162918 10" #11 rasps.
The Liogier workshop is located southwest of Lyon, France, where Noel Liogier continues the century-old family tradition of making high quality hand stitched rasps. Liogier uses only carefully selected steels cast in France to its specifications. All forging, rolling, cutting, annealing, grinding and polishing are done in the purest tradition, using methods and procedures that have proven themselves for many decades. All of this is done in preparation for the creation of the teeth – the longest, most accurate and sensitive of all the operations and one that requires great skill. The goal is to produce a rasp with thousands of teeth, hand stitched one by one using specially made hammers and punches to create a tool of unparalleled performance. Lastly, the tool is heat treated to the required hardness that will make your hand stitched Liogier rasp close to perfection.
Explanation of Stitching: Grains are numbered from #1 (the coarsest) to #15 (the finest).