My first rasp snake
Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:44 PM
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:17 AM
In fact it looks good enough to give me the Willies!
I would like to try my hand at making one, but I have a question about when you fold the rasp! How do you keep from smashing the file teeth? or is that an issue?
Thanks for the view!
Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:22 AM
Be yourself. Everybody else is taken.
Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:05 AM
Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:46 AM
yes you just forge into a cylinder shape if it starts to twist then put in a vise and straighten with tongs the tail is the handle end of the rasp and on the head end i forged a piece of 1/2" square bar to look like a head then forge a taper on the other end put it in the end and welded then forged out the weld.
Ted to answer your question I forged it at a high red to low yellow and the heavy rasp side is out it knocks it down some but makes a nice texture.
Thanks for all the nice comments!!
Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:08 AM
I get used farrier's rasps as starting stock. I also thin down the tail and thread punched bottle caps on it to make "rattles" that give a pretty good impression of the sound of the real thing!
Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:44 PM
Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:53 PM
The rattle sounds like a good idea do you have pics? Also what kind of price to you charge for your snakes in your part of the country? I think I am going to have to call a couple of the people I know that do farrier work to get more rasp files.
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