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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2019, 11:33:07 AM »
Finaly got around to ordering the Hiller BM should get here tomorrow will let you know my thoughts !
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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2019, 11:58:09 AM »
Cool

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« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2019, 05:06:44 PM »
Well Roy I see these post about hand tools and guys asking questions then I'm the one that ends up buying new hand tools  :cheesy: I love quality hand tools have whole collection guess I'm a addict  :goldtooth:
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« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2019, 05:30:43 PM »
I understand Ritchie.

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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2019, 05:32:31 PM »
Got my Hiller BM today super quality the steel is really ,really hard ,Im going to get wood & give it a few strokes to check it out tomorrow !



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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2019, 05:41:51 PM »
I love mine...

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« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2019, 06:31:15 PM »
That's like a farrier's rasp. Rough side to hog off wood and other side to smooth it out.
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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2019, 06:35:38 PM »
Yes Pat, it is a Farriers rasp.

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« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2019, 06:45:27 PM »
Yea but it's like no other one I have seen or used very top notch quality it should last a life time for wood !
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« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2019, 07:39:17 PM »
Told ya so Ritchie.

I requested 2 of em for xmas last year and Mrs. Santa came through....

Best farrier rasp I've ever had.

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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2019, 07:54:12 PM »
I have a collection of hand cut files , rasps & other high quality hand tools and it's on par with them ,I noticed they have a single sided one for a cheaper price if somebody needs it , I really like the size & weight of this one !
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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #51 on: December 15, 2019, 09:57:07 AM »
Im going to put it threw the test going to hog this hickory to floor tiller with it !



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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2019, 11:33:53 AM »
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« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2019, 12:19:54 PM »
I have 2 farrier's rasps, one a farrier gave me many years ago after it wasn't usable for him anymore and one Clint gave me a few years ago. The difference in the two is like night and day. The one the farrier gave me was relatively dull(especially for his work) but it still hogs wood off better than any other rasp I have. The one Clint gave me is very sharp and quite heavy and also hogs wood off with probably a lot less work. My point is a farrier's rasp, good, bad or ugly will still hog wood off.
 I don't have the means to buy the best tools out there but with what I can get my hands on I can still build wood bows. I don't have to have the best. I'm not putting down anyone's choices I'm just saying you don't have to have the best to do what you want to do. You can build a very effective bow using only stone tools. Most of us don't have the patience to do that but if you have nothing else to work with, it can be done.
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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2019, 01:13:48 PM »
I agree with Pat I made my first bow with nothing more then one of those cheap scraper plain do hickeys the sell in the hard ware store a cheap draw knife & sand paper but fast forward I have a shop full of power tools & still very much enjoy going back to the therapeutic use of hand tools , it's a good thing sense most of my bow work goes on between 1:30 am & noon as I don't make much noise but I have learned over the years buy right buy once really apply's to hand tools !
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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2020, 10:48:44 PM »
Got a Black Master in the mail today.  It's a ripper for sure and smooths out really nice with the back side.
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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #56 on: January 04, 2020, 10:55:19 AM »
Got my Hiller BM today super quality the steel is really ,really hard ,Im going to get wood & give it a few strokes to check it out tomorrow !





Holy Cow! I need to get me one of them also. :bigsmyl:

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Re: RASPS?
« Reply #57 on: January 05, 2020, 10:42:17 PM »
........ I have learned over the years buy right buy once really apply's to hand tools !

It doesn’t take many tools to make a selfbow, I built my first one with a hatchet, Nicholson 4 in 1 rasp, and a Scraper made from the blade out of a broken hand plane.  If you take proper care of, and use them correctly, your quality wood working hand tools will last a lifetime.  At times, I still use the above tools and the farriers rasp I bought to make my second bow. 

That said, there is a huge feel and functional/cutting difference between most inexpensive rasps and those that cost more.  Use a cheep rasp made in China and an old Nicholson #49 or #50 (that’s been properly cleaned and stored) on piece of Osage and you can see and feel the difference.  There is a significant difference between my #49 & #50 and the Japanese files Dean Torres sold around 2007. 

When my #49 disappeared at a bow jamboree a few years back I replaced it with a new one, it was not near the quality of my old one.  I bought a second #49 off the auction site, it hadn’t been maintained properly and wasn’t any better the new ones.  After a lot of research I found some hand cut files made by Aruiou on the Lie Nielsen web site, then let my wife know what I was getting for Christmas.  For less then the cost I paid for the new and auction site #49’s, I got a hand cut file (Made for using left handed. Ya, I didn’t know they came right or left handed either) that cuts and feels better then the Japanese made rasp I bought from Dean. 

My recommendation is to buy the best quality you can the first time.
The broadhead used, regardless of how sharp, is nowhere as important as being able to place it in the correct spot.

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