There's a certain aspect of chicken soup for your soul that manifests itself when using the Shinto rasp. It just has this cathartic, you know, nearly healing feeling to it. Now, I don't mean to get to metaphysical or two “out there” philosophical, but there is something about taking this thing to a body blank and working away at it.
It took me a little while to understand exactly what a Shinto saw rasp is. If you look at it, it looks like a whole bunch of hacksaw blades kind of bent into a waffle pattern and then pop riveted together. This is exactly what the Shinto saw rasp is. It really surprised me how much I enjoyed using this thing. It takes wood and turns it into sawdust.
With the two-sided design, a great deal of material to be removed quickly using he course side. For finer finishing work, the other side will get you close enough for ready for sandpaper or a little bit of cabinet scraping. It's far above my favorite rasp that I own.