New Strop ?

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  1. BC-Medic

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    I made a new strop for my sharps. 1/2 ×3×12. Walnut. It's double sided, ruff leather,smooth leather. I purchased some Tormek, I have never used this compound before.
    It is suggested on the package the you oil the leather first to get the compound to penetrate better? I have seen many videos on people using this product on a strop but I've never heard anything about oiling it first. Opinions? Advice? Experience before I apply anything. 20181110_140855.jpg
     
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    The oil doesn’t do any harm. I can’t see that is does any good. The Tormex doesn’t need oil to work. I would not use it.

    Have some fun. Get an old leather belt from goodwill. Epoxy it to some pine 2x4. Oil one half and leave the other dry. Apply and run a test. Let us know how it works for you.
     
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    That compound doesn´t works well with oil on leather. The oil is for plush wheel and compound then. Put compound along all leather surface and strop. It is a good compound.
     
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