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Setting Up Rasps and Files

[…] use an eraser to remove the fibres. Keep your woodworking files separate from your metalworking ones as they can become clogged with mixed fibres. Tip: When storing rasps and files, do not store them with other metal objects as this can dull down the teeth with unnecessary friction. Further Reading To read more on […]

Using a Rasp and File

[…] are used in a similar way to each other for different tasks which can lead to confusion. Whereas the file is used on both wood and metal, rasps are used mainly on wood and stone but never on metal. The file is used to shape, refine and to smooth out surfaces, the rasp is […]

The Rasp Guide

[…] working face and are used for shaping wood. Stitching can be made by machine or by hand, however it is more common to see them machine manufactured. Rasps are one of the few tools that cannot be altered by the user and the cutting parts cannot be replaced, this means that their lifespan is […]

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[…] Lengths Widths Taper Fineness (the closer the teeth are on the file, the finer it is) Double-cut/ single cut/ … Saw Files Read More » Setting Up Rasps and Files25 April 2018 A rasp and file cannot generally be sharpened and do not need setting up, however you can prolong their life by taking […]

Buying a Rasp

[…] for more aggressive stock removal should have 60-80 grit, a medium level is 150-grit and a fine level 250-grit. *Prices checked January 2022 Relevant Guides Setting Up Rasps and Files A rasp and file cannot generally be sharpened and do not need setting up, however you can prolong their life by taking good care […]

Buying a File

[…] Taper Fineness (the closer the teeth are on the file, the finer it is) Double-cut/ single cut/ … Saw Files Read More » Read More Setting Up Rasps and Files A rasp and file cannot generally be sharpened and do not need setting up, however you can prolong their life by taking good care […]

The File Guide

[…] Taper Fineness (the closer the teeth are on the file, the finer it is) Double-cut/ single cut/ … Saw Files Read More » Read More Setting Up Rasps and Files A rasp and file cannot generally be sharpened and do not need setting up, however you can prolong their life by taking good care […]

Setting up and Sharpening Guides

[…] Bevel Setting up and Sharpening a Swing Brace and Bit Setting Up and Sharpening a Combination Gauge Setting Up and Sharpening a Saw Saw Files Setting Up Rasps and Files https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/P1122133-1.jpg Sharpening a Router Plane https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/P1288221.jpg Sharpening a Card Scraper https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/P1288153.jpg Sharpening a Plough Plane https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/PROK6350.jpg Sharpening a Gouge https://commonwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/P1288301.jpg Setting Up and Sharpening […]