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    Hi everybody

    Made this rasp from an old broken band saw blade.

    Several cut to size (whatever they are - about 200mm) and a total of 9mm diameter means it's a very useful tool for making slots in wood (I'm a wooden toymaker) that are, well, 9mm wide

    Having arthritic hands and a wood lathe means I just had to make some handles for it. A bit over the top, but I enjoy having a play.

    An oversize hole allows the blade(s) to be firmly pushed in and epoxied in, not that they really need the epoxy.

    Thanks for having a look.

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    Nice, I already saw the trick for the several blades, but the second handle is a great addition !
    How many layers of blade did you put together ?
    One must never through away anything , especially old bandsaw blades. (or hacksaw blades)
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    Thanks Doc! I've added your Wood Rasp to our Woodworking category, as well as to your builder page: Doc's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Thanks Christophe. I just ducked out and counted -11 layers all up and a quick re-measure shows it's 6mm wide not 9mm.

    No wonder I found it useful - 6mm is a typical size for some of the timber I use.

    Must admit, the end handle was more an attempt to see if I could turn a sphere(ish) shape free hand

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    Very nice ...

    Sorry my mistakes in english.
    to share your tip >>> http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/tool-tips-tricks/ <<<

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    O Yah music to my ears..... good idea Doc.

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    Doc,
    did you arrange the teeth direction all the same way or did you alternate ?
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    I alternated them. No reason, just remembered seeing a bought one that looked like that

    On reflection, I should try another one with them all facing the same way like a Surform type rasp.

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