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    Razor, if it is one of my threads their is no such thing as topic, if their was I would be in trouble. You have probably observed the "ed effect" elswhere too.
    So if you changed your first name to Stephan, Steven, sissyphus, seymore or starlight you would have an antique personalised strop.
    Bread and water can so easily become tea and toast

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    Nice win and a cool story
    My wife calls me......... Can you just use Ed

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    Ed. Tried the bench strop last night (too hat here, couldn't sleep, had to do something). Didn't work the way I thought it would. Re thinking, probably need a bit of padding under the denin and the fabric. Thats the next step.
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    Ed

    Nice work. Just a word of advice, you are on thin ice. When making inexpensive strops, it is very easy to contract PSAD (Pasted Strop Acquisition Disorder) and the next thing you know you are pasting on every fine granular product in your house, and those of friends and neighbors. It is very addicting.

    I have made crape loads of cloth strops, Denim does fray and the seam is a problem if sewed, but fraying does take some time and you can get much good use in the interim. Burning the frayed threads with a flame if they are cotton works well, be careful if poly cotton, it can go up literally in a flash, quickly.

    Denim holds paste and cotton fibers do polish very well.

    You can purchase 2 in. D-rings from Ace Hardware locally, here in the US and can easily make a 3 in. strop by cutting notches as seen in the photo, one ring on each end, to hook your thumb and to hang.

    I use iron-on fusing tape instead of sewing. It is applied with a hot iron and is inexpensive at fabric stores. It comes in small rolls and sheets so you can cut for larger applications. Some of that stuff will tear the fabric before the fused joint gives up, bonds way stronger than we need.

    Also at Ace Hardware are the swivel clips, about 2-3 dollars in nickel and make the strop swivel nicely, very handy especially if you paste both sides, as I do. Add a length of cording and you are all set for just a few dollars. You can also attach multiple strops on a single swivel, very handy for late stage PSAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclid440 View Post
    Ed

    Nice work. Just a word of advice, you are on thin ice. When making inexpensive strops, it is very easy to contract PSAD (Pasted Strop Acquisition Disorder) and the next thing you know you are pasting on every fine granular product in your house, and those of friends and neighbors. It is very addicting.

    I have made crape loads of cloth strops, Denim does fray and the seam is a problem if sewed, but fraying does take some time and you can get much good use in the interim. Burning the frayed threads with a flame if they are cotton works well, be careful if poly cotton, it can go up literally in a flash, quickly.

    Denim holds paste and cotton fibers do polish very well.

    You can purchase 2 in. D-rings from Ace Hardware locally, here in the US and can easily make a 3 in. strop by cutting notches as seen in the photo, one ring on each end, to hook your thumb and to hang.

    I use iron-on fusing tape instead of sewing. It is applied with a hot iron and is inexpensive at fabric stores. It comes in small rolls and sheets so you can cut for larger applications. Some of that stuff will tear the fabric before the fused joint gives up, bonds way stronger than we need.

    Also at Ace Hardware are the swivel clips, about 2-3 dollars in nickel and make the strop swivel nicely, very handy especially if you paste both sides, as I do. Add a length of cording and you are all set for just a few dollars. You can also attach multiple strops on a single swivel, very handy for late stage PSAD.

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    Geeper I had best be careful of that, though at least its a fairly cheap disorder. I reckon you are in for at least $20 there.
    Bread and water can so easily become tea and toast

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    Yes, some of those white ones are a paper product, that works exceptionally well with nano sprays. The blue is a Poly canvas that frays very little because if the tight cross weave and works very, very well with Chrome Oxide and Cerium. The polyester develops some heat and really polishes a bevel.

    Try some metal polish on one side of the denim after Chrome Oxide. You will be amazed at what it does to a bevel and edge. You can paste both sides without any problem.

    Marty

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    Yeah the materials are cheap its all the pastes sprays powders etc that get you.
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