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post #1 of 3 Old 01-16-2019, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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File/Rasp Handle

I usually do blacksmith work, but occasionally a woodworking project will come up. I got a farrier rasp from a friend of mine for hot rasping and it needed a handle on it. This would be easier and faster if you have a lathe but I use the tools I have available and still came out with a pretty decent result.
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That handle did turn out well. Big farrier's rasps are ugly things to hang onto, gloves or not.

Sometimes, a farrier's rasp is the right thing to use for shaping contours on a big wood carving.
I cut a skinny scrub weed tree in the ditch of a logging road. Took the bark off with a draw knife.
Cut into sections, makes crude but workable file and rasp handles.

Local farrier is also a pretty competent smith.

Nice to know that I can go to you guys (smiths and farriers) and get stuff made.
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Thank you very much! I've often thought about using one for woodworking. It's particularly handy that they have a coarse and fine side. This one will be used for hot rasping. That is, doing your file work while your metal is red hot.
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