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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2019, 03:28:51 PM »
Mine was bought used in a hardware store in a small town.  Think it was $4.  It has a flat side and a rounded side.   Strictly for hoggin.  It does a lot of things faster than a spindle sander or bandsaw.
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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2019, 04:15:28 PM »
Got pichers?:)

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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2019, 04:32:20 PM »
I think I'm going to add one of those Hiller rasps to my collection, Clint is that the Hiller black masters rasp ?
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« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2019, 04:44:13 PM »
I posted that, Ritchie and yes.
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« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2019, 04:51:38 PM »
Yep got it how does the less aggressive side cut ? Sorry I thought Clint posted that ! I'm road tired sorry  :cheesy:

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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2019, 04:56:34 PM »
LOL

Less aggressive side cuts great.

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« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2019, 07:11:20 PM »
It's a far stretch to confuse me with Roy.  He's like 4 or 5 times my age.
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« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2019, 08:49:29 PM »
Ritchie is there a certain model on the Shinto rasp?
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« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2019, 09:09:58 PM »
HEY CLINT..........

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« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2019, 11:33:08 AM »
Man Clint Im so sorry Bro please forgive me  :knothead: Im banning my self for a while, Roy makes dirt look young  :cheesy: John I got mine on Amazon It was the longer one I think 15" with out the goofy tip handle I think there $22 I just checked they still have that size !
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« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2019, 12:18:55 PM »
Im banning my self for a while, Roy makes dirt look young  :cheesy:

Ritchie, I kin help ya out there..

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« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2019, 01:42:57 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2019, 02:55:03 AM »
If you find used Nicholsons 49 and 50's there is a company that sharpens files very inexpensively.  Find at yard sale or estate sales and you can have a very nice file or rasp to be made like new.
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« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2019, 09:30:28 AM »
Big fan of the rasp and cabinet files. I got a Shinto, with the goofy handle. Nobody mentioned that they are double sided. One is about 10tpi and the other about 24tpi. I agree with Ritchie on the high end rasps/files, the hand cut ones seem to be superior to the machine cut.

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« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2019, 01:56:13 PM »
I'm with you Flem the hand cut ones far and away better, there better quality tool steel to ,but they don't seem to lose there sharpness very quickly but it sure seems a lot of the company's that have made them in the past don't make them any more ! Good hand tools are a real pleasure to use I have wasted a lot of money on them being penny wise dollar dumb in the past !
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« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2019, 04:18:42 PM »
I buy whatever Farrier's rasps they carry at the local farm and home store. I usually keep a new sharp one for rough work and an older one that is less sharp for finessing larger areas. When they get too dull to use they get turned into knives. I have a Farrier buddy that goes through a lot of rasps. The first time one skates on a hoof he pitches it and I get a few from him occasionally. I have a couple Nicholson rasps (no idea what number) that I have been using for 20 years and they seem to still work fine. I also have a large Nicholson Babbet file that works good on harder woods but takes some practice to use without gouging.

Honestly the rasp I use the most is one of the cheap Stanley or Nicholson 4-in-1 Handy Rasps. It has a flat course/fine side and a half round course/fine side. They are about $10 anywhere.

All mine aren't the high end stuff but they are not the crap grade either. They all work well for me. I think one reason is that I keep them clean, dry and chalked. I never let any wood chips or saw dust (especially Osage!) build up and set in the teeth and cause corrosion. I wear out more file cards than I do rasps.

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« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2019, 04:48:27 PM »
Is it OK to clean them with a file card, or wire brush? Think I read a post here saying it's better to use a stiff bristled nylon brush?
I do chalk my metal files, didn't know it's also a good idea for the rasp.

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« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2019, 05:23:37 PM »
Slowbowjoe-

I chalk my files and my rasps as well as use a file card on them all. I guess I don't really know any better. I don't think I would consider a regular steel wire brush but I don't see why a brass brush would hurt. I sometimes get chalk off the rasps on the work piece but it comes off easily.

If I'm not supposed to do my rasps that way... I'm sure someone will kindly let me know.

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« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2019, 06:04:57 PM »
Just learning myself, and I also use a little brass brush sometimes, thinking it won't hurt the steel rasp.

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« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2019, 06:33:09 PM »
I use the file card brass brush all the time on my files & rasps and never had a isssue with dulling , I never tried the chalk the shinto is pretty much self cleaning or just shacking it or blowing it out !
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