- 23 September 2018 at 1:24 am #552106
Does anyone know what grain size and length that Paul’s cabinet rasp is that he uses in most of the videos? I don’t know that he’s mentioned it.23 September 2018 at 3:34 am #552107
The only reason I ask is that I’ve considered purchasing a liogier 10” nine grain cabinet rasp. I’ve used one before at a mentor’s shop and it was an outstanding tool. I didn’t know if he recommended something better.23 September 2018 at 10:01 am #552110btyremanParticipant
he uses an Auriou rasp in videos I’ve seen.23 September 2018 at 2:14 pm #552120EdParticipant
@WBY42509 I asked Paul about this in his blog a long time ago: https://paulsellers.com/2013/07/aurou-rasps-good-on-the-wood-and-good-in-the-hand/
I cannot promise this is right, but that discussion led me to believe that Paul was using
1. Auriou Cabinet Maker’s Rasp 300 x 38 x 6.5 – Grain 10 (I think this is also called the 12”, 10-grain cabinet maker rasp)
2. Auriou modeler’s rasp, Grain 13
3. Auriou ALBI Combination Rasp, 10 inch. This has 5 grain on one side and 9 grain on the other.
I use the first two rasps the most (cabinet rasp and modeler’s rasp). They have one curved side and one flat side. I don’t use the third rasp very much.23 September 2018 at 8:01 pm #552123
Thank you for the reply @ed. There is not much of a price difference between the Liogier’s and the Auriou’s, and as I understand it, both are hand stitched. I may give the Auriou’s a go and see what happens. I don’t know if Liogier’s have right or left handed rasps, the only place near me that can order them doesn’t have a handed option. However Lie-Nielsen offers the Auriou’s in right or left handed and multiple grain sizes so I think I’ll go with a 12”-10 grain and possible a modeler’s rasp.23 September 2018 at 8:41 pm #552125EdParticipant
@wby42509 Tools for Working Wood and Highland Woodworking also used to stock them. You could check them, too. I had to go to more than one merchant to locate them because the 3-rasp set wasn’t available.23 September 2018 at 10:52 pm #552126David BParticipant
Highland Woodworking does not have many Auriou rasps left. I looked at some earlier this year and actually ended up buying a Narex over the Auriou selection they had in stock because I seemed to be a better fit to it (I guess). It may have been that the coarseness I was seeking in an Auriou was not available in the limited stock they had on hand. I just felt like the Narex was taking fuller cuts and leaving an equally good surface. btw, just so I’m clear, I didn’t buy the Narex because it was cheaper (like $95 vs. $115 so not really a “bargain”). Had I known that Aurious would continue to become more difficult to acquire, maybe I would’ve thought twice.24 September 2018 at 12:09 am #552127Sven-Olof JanssonParticipant
Auriou are / have been in financial difficulties, though it appears that the company’s call for crowdfounding has been successful. Anyway, it might be wise to get their rasps from wherever they can be found – particularly if one like me is left-handed.
London, UK; Boston, MA24 September 2018 at 12:25 am #552128Kurt SchultzParticipant
I have purchased 4 rasps directly from Auriou with very good support. Although, there may be a lead time to make. Their rasps are second to none.
It is unfortunate that they have had to resort to crowd sourcing to support them….the banes of socialism I guess. But do purchase their high quality rasps.
Rhode Island25 September 2018 at 3:35 am #552170
I am now the proud owner of an Auriou cabinet rasp. I was able to swing by Highland Woodworking on my lunch break and I was able to try a few different sizes and I really thought the 12” 10 grain was what I needed however I decided it was too long to suit my needs. I went with the 9”, 10 grain. It works like a dream. I dug through my scrap bin as soon as I got home and rounded a few corners off of some off cuts and I’ll never own another brand of rasp or file.
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