AURIOU TOOLWORKS - hand cut rasps and rifflers since 1858
AURIOU TOOLWORKS - are based in St Juery near Albi in the Tarn region of south west France. Auriou are recognised as making the finest hand made rasps using traditional methods of forging, heat treatment and stitching. Michel Auriou runs the forge with just 2 blacksmiths, 2 stitchers and an apprentice. Michel Auriou (pronounced OR - RE - YOU) is a 4th generation rasp maker.
Auriou make precision shaping tools for wood, stone and plaster. The factory has it's own website at www.forge-de-saint-juery.com where you can learn more about Auriou Toolworks.
Classic Hand Tools are proud to be involved in keeping the best traditions of hand forged tools alive in this world of mass production.
These are guaranteed genuine Auriou rasps entirely made by skilled, fully employed, Auriou artisans under the guidance of Michel Auriou. They include cabinet, modellers, 1/2 round, rat tail, tapered flat combination & the curved ironing rasps. All of these except the rat tails are available as right or left handed versions and come with fitted French walnut handles in a protective wallet.
Come an see them in action at The European Woodworking Show September 12/13 2015 at Cressing Temple Barns, Essex