Auriou company closing

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Blog entry by johnjoiner posted 10-17-2007 07:56 PM 1138 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Those of you who read the most excellent Popular Woodworking Blog
saw Christopher Schwarz’s post yesterday alerting us to the announcement that toolmaker Auriou is closing due to labor troubles.

I’ve been doing more shaping lately, but the prices had kept me away from Auriou rasps despite all the rave reviews. Faced with the possibility of never owning one of these rasps, I tossed reason to the wind and placed an order for a few last night. I won’t feel comfortable though until I get the order processing or shipping email…... Nope, still no email! ;-)

I looked at the offerings by all the vendors Schwarz lists in his blog. Selection varies widely, as do the handles. I found prices at The Best Things to be significantly less than all the rest. Their handles look a lot cheaper than all the others too. Woodcraft prices are $1 to $5 less than all the others on the models I compared. But their selection is pretty small. Get ‘em while you can.

-- johnjoiner

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#1 posted 10-17-2007 09:59 PM

I read this this morning. What a sade state of affairs. I may have to make a woodcraft run. They had a few in their case.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-18-2007 08:35 AM

Although I could never justify the expense of one of their rasps, it is sad and ironic that just when the greater world has discovered them this old business is going the way of all thingsā€¦

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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