Strop for my carving kit

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  1. leaf and lightning

    leaf and lightning Guide

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    Was perusing the internet, looking at stuff, and I came across this. Neat idea, and I have a bunch of leather to use up, so I figured I'd make one.
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    Took a 6" piece of 1.5 x 0.25" oak and rounded up one side with a sander, then glued a piece of leather to it, leaving about an inch of wood to hold on to(I might add a lanyard, I'm undecided). Once it was dry, I loaded it with compound. The curved side let's me touch up both side of my gouges and hook knives.
     
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    I like that. Good job!
     
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    Like that very cool idea thank you for sharing. Prov 27:17
     
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    Good idea on rounding the edge over brother !
     
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    +1!
     
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    I've gotta make one of these!
     
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    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Yes'm so do I!
     
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    I've made some using paint stir sticks. Leather on both sides for black and green compound. I also glued leather onto an Altoid tin. Put compound, wet dry sandpaper and a small stone inside. I carry it in my vehicle.

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    -John
     
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    NevadaBlue Graybeard Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Must do this. And, a couple made out of dowels of different diameters.
     
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    beacon Simul justus et peccator Bushclass I

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    I also like the rounded edge idea, and thusly will be stealing it ;-)
     
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    Yup, I'm stealing this one too- thanks for posting and nice work!
     
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    you inspired me-so i made some new strops. the top one was your fault-i pulled the leather around the end to get the curve like you did. haven't tried it with the spoon knives or the gouges yet, but i'm excited!!
     
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