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All About Hand Planes, Rasps and Files

Planes are used to shave fairly small amounts of wood off of long wooden boards. Rasps and files have functions similar to planes, but remove material in a different way.

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Flat File and Half-Round File

Like rasps, files have an abrasive blade used for rounding edges and curves on wood, metal and stone. The flat file is most commonly used, but the half-round file makes access to curved areas much easier.



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