New toy!

Brian
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Look what Santa Amazon brought me today!

I plan to make big salt water fishing lures this winter. While looking for a hogger rasp I came across this guy. Works pretty well. Made quick work out of the end of this 2×3. Only cost $16.

Losing fingers since 1969

I’ve used one of those to shape straight shovel handles into the bullnosed ones favoured here in the UK. Awesome tool, a draw knife and that baby…shovel handle heaven.

You will love it.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Looks like a cool tool.

—Madts.

Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Interesting! I’ve seen those on Lee Valley and wondered how well they work.

Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

I haven’t used it except for that little test on the 2×3, I’m not sure it’s any faster than any other large tooth rasp, but there is a coarse and fine side. The fine side leaves a fairly clean surface. That was noted in the reviews and it seems to be reasonable. Time will tell. I’m going to try to sneak into the shop and give it a try. Since it’s a hand tool (quiet) I can use it at night. ;-)

Losing fingers since 1969

Works pretty well. I made up the blank yesterday afternoon from the same 2×3 as the test. My biggest problem was not having a good vise. That’s something I have to take care of soon.

Losing fingers since 1969

That is one big lure. Beluga whales?

—Madts.

Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Striped bass. Just got back from testing it in the water. Swims great and casts pretty well considering it’s shape. Weighs 3 ounces. No fish today. They all went south for the winter. Next task is to paint it.

Losing fingers since 1969

By the way, the blank for that was made by slicing the 2×3 lengthwise, cutting a channel down the center and also to the front hook (like a T), then shaping a wire to fit in this slots, then gluing the two halves together with the wire inside.

Losing fingers since 1969

I’ve used a Shinto for some time now they work pretty well for rough in then move to a pattern makers file for a finer cut then sand paper,Enjoy!

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I’m going to write a review. Need to use it a little more first.

Losing fingers since 1969