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    Default rough and dirty fabric strop

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    The raw materials, 1 strip of denim, 2 pieces cut from biro barrels the same length as the width of the denim, 2 lengths of paracord about a foot long each.
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    The basic design pre sewing.
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    Job done.
    I know it will fray a bit, but I wanted to make something quick and easy to try thr fabric and see if i like it, though even if I do it will probably stay like this until it disintegrates.
    Bread and water can so easily become tea and toast

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    What's a biro barrel?
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    Same question??
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    A biro, is just another name for cheap ballpoint pen. The barrel is the bit you hold.
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    Last edited by edhewitt; 09-08-2013 at 02:21 AM.
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    Bread and water can so easily become tea and toast

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    Forget all that . Where are these unicorns at ? I need a chick magnet.

    I do like the strop idea. I did a canvas on board with some packing foam in the sandwich. Pain in the butt and it worked. I haven't used it much but I like it and the way it works. It's just those dang loose ends. I used a fabric glue and then made a cut down the middle of that. no loose ends. Then I glued that down over the foam (which is very thin) to the board with contact cement.

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    You can see the next step I tried was a fail. to much glue and it turned brown. I cancelled the project for now.

    I like the denim hanger idea. Will be watching for wear :<0)
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    All I can tell you is that unicorns are real, beyond that I can't help. The whole idea was to make the strop as cheaply, quickly and easily as poss. Well under an hour including the hand sewing.
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    Bread and water can so easily become tea and toast

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    Quote Originally Posted by edhewitt View Post
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    so thats what your crotch looks like
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    do you find one strip okay? in the wiki the guy glues two pieces of denim together
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    Quote Originally Posted by bombay View Post
    do you find one strip okay? in the wiki they guy glues two pieces of denim together
    Well it worked ok, I tried it just now, and am about to try the razor (my least favourite), it turned out that the denim had a bit of sretch, but that's ok, I think the double up was to try and limit the ridge at the edge. Mine will fray but at $0.30 worth of fabric I can just replace it, it is 80mm (3.25") wide too.
    I really wanted to see with how little effort and how cheaply I could make a strop.
    Technically that is my right thigh.
    Bread and water can so easily become tea and toast

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    i think the left hand side is definite ball territory
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