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The Auriou company in France appears to have closed. My French is abysmal, so calling to investigate will do me no good, but this looks like an example of tool history slowly moving on. Auriou has been making rasps and rifflers by hand since the mid-nineteenth century — these tools, like so many before them, have now become irreplaceable.

If you own some of these quality woodworking tools, make sure to hang on to your piece of history and take good care of them.

Auriou [Official Site]

 

4 Responses to Hang On To Your History

  1. Michael W. says:

    From what I understand he couldn’t find anyone willing to learn the family trade. Kinda sad.

  2. blurdo says:

    This was covered a while back over at the Popular woodworking blog.

    http://blogs.popularwoodworking.com/editorsblog/Auriou+French+Rasp+Maker+Since+1856+Closes+Its+Doors.aspx

    They later covered the potential for a return of Auriou.

    http://blogs.popularwoodworking.com/editorsblog/Auriou+Raspmakers+To+Reopen+In+France.aspx

    I hear that it will take them a while to get going and they probably won’t be supplying US dealers until some time next year.

  3. J.R. Bluett says:

    Thanks blurdo! The statement from Michel Auriou is especially interesting.

  4. sam says:

    just incase you hadent heard? auriou have re opend!!

    http://www.forge-de-saint-juery.com/index.html

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