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    Thumbs up Fabric strop material.

    I cook water for a living. We reclaim mfg. water by condensing it, combining it with well water that has been run through a reverse osmosis unit and smelt the solids. It's a zero liquid discharge water treatment plant on a 500+ acre complex that uses 3 million gal H2O/day.

    The vapor compressors are insulated to retain the 280 degree internal temp. The insulation is covered with a special fabric called "sill jack" made by Alpha Associates Inc - High Performance Fabrics & Composites ...

    My point here is that this sill jack fabric is very similar in feel and sound to a Hess HairMilk fabric strop. I tried a piece on the back of a leather strop and it works quite well.

    I am going to send sample strops to selected members to see if they find value in these fabric strops. I will cut 2 1/2 inch and 3 inch widths. I only have a limited amount of strop material.
    OOOPS! Pass the styptic please.

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    Check with the manufacturer for an MSDS; esp. confirm it doesn't contain fiberglass which, while generally innocuous, will fracture under repeated stress. Many wrappings use glass for its cheap stability and insulating capacity. It always works best in static, not dynamic, applications.
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