For years, Tom Fidgen has been watching woodworkers use traditional-style rasps for shaping their work.
He’s also noticed his students tend to hold the rasp handle with one hand, and awkwardly grip the tip of the rasp with the other. Fidgen finally decided there had to be a better way and reached out to Noel Liogier, a master rasp maker in Lyon, France. These two-handed rasps come in coarse #6, medium #9, and fine #13. They’re to be used like a spokeshave and have both a flat and a half round surface. With comfortable, locally sourced walnut handles and fine brass ferrules, they’re available individually or as a set of three.