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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

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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!

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

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

-- Losing fingers since 1969