For the past few months I have been
testing out a nice batch of hand-stitched rasps from Liogier.
This French company is Europe's largest producer of
hand-stitched rasps and has been known for their
outstanding work for decades.
You can read more about the
company at their
website. Funny thing is that they are quite new to the American market,
and most woodworkers have probably never heard of them.
One of the coolest things about
ordering rasps from Liogier is that Noel
himself will consult
with you to customize your rasp and offer expertise on selecting
the most appropriate tools for your style of work.
Then, he'll stitch the rasp to your specifications... just
for you! Not bad, huh?
And this is just what Noel did for me...
He advised me to get three main rasps:
12 inch Cabinet Maker in 6 grain
8 inch Cabinet Maker in 11 grain
7 inch Modeler's in 13 grain
He also suggested a riffler (more
about that little wonder later). Let's look at each rasp