Rasps retain a poor reputation in the mind of many woodworkers. This has arisen from the use of poor tools that are not effective. This rasp will change your mind of their effectiveness for ever!

Once in the workshop the rasp will soon be used regularly for many jobs where quick shaping is required.

Price: £50.00 plus shipping
If you are not entirely satisfied, please return the tool for a full refund, including shipping.

Greatly speeds up Windsor chair seat-shaping

This highly-aggressive tool has greatly speeded-up Windsor chair seat-shaping by students on chair making courses. The very coarse face is excellent for rapid stock removal. When the tool is new it is extremely sharp and the wearing of gloves is highly recommended to protect the hands. 

Unaffected by the direction or toughness of the wood this rasp is ideal for shaping otherwise difficult end-grain.

The milder reverse surface will rapidly create a very smooth surface that is almost as good as if the wood had been spokeshaved. In fact the combination of the two tools is very powerful and will allow the shaping and finishing of even the most tricky woods.

Rasp marks are frequently visible on antique Windsor chairs showing how popular rasps have been in the past.

Hardwood handle with excellent grip

Supplied with a comfortable hardwood handle which gives excellent grip. A heavyweight brass ferrule completes the tool.

The tool is supplied with the handle unfitted for ease of shipping. Heat the tang of the rasp with a blowtorch and then press it into the pre-drilled handle. Remember to wear gloves during this operation to prevent severe cuts of the hands.

Price: £50.00 plus shipping
If you are not entirely satisfied, please return the tool for a full refund, including shipping.

Chair Making Courses

No previous experience is necessary to successfully complete a Windsor chair making course and yet experienced woodworkers will still be fully challenged. Individual guidance and assistance will be provided as appropriate, and every effort will be made to ensure a rewarding and enjoyable course.

Chair Making Book

Written by James Mursell, this book was the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years. It was written with a broad readership in mind and is aimed at existing Windsor chair makers and also at those who are contemplating making their first chair.

Youtube Videos

Ben Orford makes the blades for my travishers.

Watch his short video about this great tool and the uses it can be put to.

Tool Testimonials

“This tool is phenomenal. I bought two, one for myself and another for my Windsor chairmaker instructor. Compared to the other travishers I have used, yours is very good to work with and everyone who has tried it loves it. I just ordered a second one and your two spokeshaves which I trust will be as enjoyable to use. Thanks again for making such great tools.” LG (USA) 2015