412 Auriou Rasps

February 15, 2010

Today’s Try it Tuesday is a look at Auriou Rasps.

Rasps are an important tool that can be easily overlooked by woodworkers who aren’t familiar with how well and how quickly they can shape and refine your work. Rasps come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. And they also come from an equally wide variety of manufacturers.

Auriou Rasps have been “hand-made” by the same family for years and while they disappeared from the market a few years ago, they’ve been back and better than ever.

Auriou rasps are expensive, when compared to other manufacturers, but it’s their quality in construction and their amazing results that set them apart. And when I mentioned “hand-made” I meant it. Auriou rasps are made by hand, one stitcher working on a rasp at a time. But don’t take my word for it, hear it from Michel Auriou himself.

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  1. Rob Porcaro says:


    Thanks for the video with Michel. Watching him stitch a rasp is amazing and inspiring. You and your readers may find a recent post of mine helpful, regarding cleaning Auriou rasps: http://www.rpwoodwork.com/blog/2010/02/07/cleaning-auriou-rasps/


    • Matt says:

      Thanks Rob! And thanks for the info on cleaning the rasps also. You’re definitely going to want to protect those investments if you have one or two LOL. Take care and thanks again.

  2. Vlad says:

    I had thought I was always pronouncing the words riflers and Auriou correctly all these years. Now I have another bad habbit to break. Thank, Matt.

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