If you have yet to invest in a top quality rasp then buy the Auriou cabinet rasp; you will never regret it. All of their rasps are works of art and there is no substitute. But I just heard they were trying to raise funds to save their company from closing. This company needs us.
I don’t do this usually. Museums and living history have their place but here’s real life ancient craft business that defies mass making because hand stitched quality is impossible by machine. This is a living, working business that if it goes it may never return and I worried about losing it some years ago. Auriou is of course the famed rasp makers in France and it’s struggling and needs a shot in the arm to continue making the best rasps in the world for us woodworkers.
Its a 162 years-old with rasps second to none and its forge hosts a unique expertise in making hand stitched raps and other metal tools.
I use their rasps every day and they are the most amazing tools. Can we throw a few euros, dollars and pounds behind them as a charitable support so we don’t lose this amazing resource?