This stylish new carpenter’s bracelet…um, this set of carpenter’s brass knuckles…OK, this carpenter’s circular rasp sells for $10 at Woodcraft. The rasp, originally used by staircase makers to smooth curved handrails, shapes tightly curved or concave areas where a straight rasp won’t work.
Measuring 4-1/4″ by 2-1/2″, the rasp should fit comfortably in most craftsmen’s hands. The ring-shaped rasp features a curved, 1″-wide cutting face. To provide a safe surface to grasp, a protective grip covers the ends of the rasp.
Whether you’re a sculptor, carver, or woodworker, you’ll probably wonder what you did without this inexpensive tool — and in a pinch, I bet it would sting like hell to be punched with one.
Carver’s Rasp [Woodcraft]