Roasted Maple Carve Finished

Check this out. Used the microplane to hog the wood then the medium and extra fine Iwasaki rasps to fine tune the contour. Lastly I used the black and decker mouse detail sander using 80 grit. Took only seconds to get it smooth.

Iwasaki Carving Rasps

A luthier talk forum member, Knarbens, made a beautiful seven string guitar a few weeks ago. In his build story he used Iwasaki rasps with amazing results. Up until now the only real rasps I’ve used have been the long bastard and cabinet rasps which are pretty crude. I switched to microplane which I swear…