Favorite Of Professional Stockmakers For Shaping & Finishing
The famous Nicholson Shoemakers' and Patternmakers' Cabinet Rasps made especially for wood filing where a smooth finish is desired. Comes in two cuts, second or smooth, 10" long cutting surface. Rasp is half-round shape, but slightly wider than usual with wider radius also. Edges are cut (have teeth) and taper slightly from tang to front. We have been looking for these for many years at the suggestion of many, many good gunsmith and stockmaker customers and friends. The unusual tooth design eliminates most "filling" problems, does not gouge into wood or snag cross-grain. Probably the most useful wood rasp for "almost final" shaping and finishing. Teeth are coarser than the Wood Files.
Big Book Catalog, Issue:71, Page:412
Big Book Catalog, Issue:71, Page:440
SPECS: 12-5/8" (19.0cm) overall length. 7/8" (22.2mm) wide,
tapers to 7/16' (11.1mm). #49 is second cut, #50 is smooth