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 Post subject: pleased with my new strops
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 2:08 am 
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i bought the horse butt strop from CKTG, also the Richmond base, 3 balsa pads, and 1 u BC. i already have some .5 u diamond spray and .125 CBN for my straight razor sharpening. i put each of these on its own balsa pad.

i have been freehanding for about 3 months now. i think there is hope for my knife sharpening skills yet. before, i was only able to achieve about 1/8" push cut on copy paper, maybe. slicing copy paper is no problem, but oh the push cut.

so i tried out the strops today. after sharpening, less than 1/8" push cut. then i used just the 1 u BC balsa, and the bare horse butt last. i can't believe it. i was able to push cut a good 1/2" !!

i am very pleased with this progress. i will definitely do some more experimenting in this area. just wanted to share...

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 Post subject: Re: pleased with my new strops
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:25 am 
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Way to go. Keep it up, you will be blown away at the results.



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 Post subject: Re: pleased with my new strops
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:40 am 
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Dan, thanks for the kind words. this new found passion for knife sharpening can be really addicting! more than anything, i find it very relaxing. i can be sharpening, and after what feels like 10 minutes have gone by, it was really an hour or so. same thing happens when i'm drawing and sketching artwork. here's a pencil drawing i did of my dog, Maxy. she's one "sharp" dog.

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