A fine, small, usually double-edged and often rounded rasp. The riffler is used in delicate shaping and finishing of a carving. Rifflers are made for work in wood, metal, and stone in a variety of sizes and shapes, some of which are pictured here. Files are generally more finely abrasive than rifflers. Surforms are more like graters. Also see plaster.

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