At the request of the luthiers, we realize this rasp, the sting of which, unlike the conventional rasps, is oriented not in the direction of the length, but in the width, thus being used as a plane of carpenter. Used in particular to put round the back of the sleeves of musical instruments (cello, guitar, ...). Both ends are equipped with handles.
By combining the qualities of a rasp and a planer, the "bastard" is equipped with a blade of 350mm, pricked with teeth n ° 3. It is the preliminary rasp par excellence, used to remove the largest amount of wood in the shortest possible time. Its name is a nod to the "bastard cut" appellation used for limes to the roughest size.
In the USA, for woodworkers Nicholson # 49 and # 50 rasps are institutions.On many woodworking forums, I noticed that the performances of the Nicholson # 49 and # 50 rasps were often discussed.If you want a rasp having the shape and aggrssivity of old rasp Nicholoson # 50 and # 49, it's here.
Of rectangular section this model presents a fine stiching (n ° 11) on one face and another very fine (n ° 13) on the other face. The integrated handle of this grater favors the grip. Used for many finishing works in lutherie but also in furniture restoration cabinetmaking. Working length: 200mm Width: 25mm Thickness: 4mm Very fine stitching
For tasks in cabinet making, shaping curved furniture parts. The average grain increased its efficiency and leaves a slightly ridged surface of wood to strengthen the bonding of the veneer. Each side is stitched only on the convexe sides. This rasp is significantly bigger than the rifflers. The picture shows one rasp - but from each side.