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Spoon knife strop

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by Kepis, May 30, 2018.

  1. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    Made a couple of new strop/sharpening sticks, for years ive used a flat strop/sharpening stick for the outside bevel and a round strop/stick for the inner surfaces of my spoon knives, at 3am today i had the thought, just combine the two into one - simples.

    So i looked through the wood box and found an old dowel which i cut down, then ripped a a flat surface into the wood, so i have a flat and curved surface in one stick, made two sticks, one for sharpening and another for stropping.

    The abrasive paper is regular 800 grit wet & dry thats held on with double sided tape for easy removal and replacement, the leather is held on with contact adhesive.

    [​IMG]20180530_150753 by Mark D Emery, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20180530_150923 by Mark D Emery, on Flickr
     
  2. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    An elegant and simple solution, and no doubt very effective; great idea and now you've done it I bet many will be having a 'why didn't I think of that' moment. :facepalm:
     
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  3. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Great idea, I'll definitely be making one like that.
    I made this a while ago.
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  4. Hunkyfunkster

    Hunkyfunkster Full Member

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    Simple yet effective. I'll be making one of these myself
     
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  5. ocean1975

    ocean1975 Full Member

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    I like it,it’s it possible for a demo on how you use them,Cheers Andy .
     
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    Robson Valley Full Member

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    Those are elegant. I carve with a couple dozen crooked knives.
    My sandpapers and card strops are wrapped around metal tubes and stuck down with masking tape at the ends = easy to change.
    Hindsight tells me that there's far more practice here than meets the eye.
     
  7. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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  8. ocean1975

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    Thanks Kepis,I will be giving it a go.
     

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