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    I purchased a convex black ark stone last year and got excellent results so I decided to purchase a convex plate and do some of my stones. I recently brought up a hold Murray Carter video showing him honing on a piece of leather on a hard surface. He stated you get much better results than using the regular leather hanging strop. I decided to take a piece of balsa wood and convex it. I felt if I was getting excellent results on a convex stone, it made sense to strop on a convex surface. My results: The shave is much better stropping on a hard or firm surface than on a regular hanging strop, I can do 10-15 laps on the convex instead of 60+ on a hanging strop. The shave is considerably better from the hard surface strop. Under a magnifying glass, the edge is much smoother, the razor and edge stay flat on the convex compared to a regular strop, last, it is inexpensive to make one. I understand there are some who don't believe in convex stones. I am not selling convex stones, plates or strops. I am stating my results based on using the convex method.Name:  IMG_0012.jpeg
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    Here's an update. I replaced the clamps by pasting magnetic sheeting to the balsa. I then took the pads: diamond, chromium oxide and leather with magnetic sheeting on the backs and used them for stropping. The pads are from my Straight Razor Design paddle strop. This makes the honing process much easier and adds some padding to the pads.Name:  IMG_0033.jpg
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    I’m guessing it has more to do with the firm surface rather than the flexing of a hanging strop, I have a double sided paddle hanging with my other strops and rather than use my regular hanging strop after shaving I use the paddle and the edges seem to be a tad smoother.
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