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The strop paste does the business: it's a fine abrasive that removes metal, sharpening the cutting edge and polishing. TUPARKA 5 PCS DIY Leather Strops Kit, Wooden Double Sided Leather Paddle Strop with 4 PCS Polishing Compounds for DIY Craft. thx! of silicon carbide valve grinding paste, 1/2 piece of jewellers rouge, 1-tbsp. Apply a honing compound. I tried the petroleum jelly with disappointing results. For those wanting real pure mutton tallow like Chris recommends, I found it on Amazon.com. It is made by Eko. Repeat for a total of 7 alternating passes. Perhaps it is because the silicon carbide paste when it came was not a paste, but rather a powder. If you’re not a fan of all the dragging and applying and want to get to the business end of it right away, then this strop is for you. Best regards I only make more because I give it away! 1 tbsp. Jan 1, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by 6PackStudio. Slowly draw your knife in a backward motion from heel to tip. SHARPAL 208H 4 OZ Polishing Compound Fine Green Buffing Compound Leather Strop Sharpening Stropping Compounds (2-Pack, Total 4 Oz.) OK, sir, this may have gone over the edge. P.S. }e �ϣ���F�;Z�tu. Do one draw on one side, followed by one draw on the other side, … Azucena. Chris- Per your suggestion I assembled some abrasives. P.S. What is the difference between the Stropping process and honing carving tools process? But, yes, you can roughen up the shiny side with sandpaper to get a better grip with the paste. The bain marie is just a way of melting and mixing everything together and the contents aren't that hot. Charles. I haven't as yet made a batch of stropping paste as I am still collecting all the other abrasives that I want to use in mine. I made a batch of using some Pfeil green polishing compound with a squirt of metal polish from a tube and what was available in Singapore, reduced fat vegetable suet. the code for a 500g tub is MON5880262S. Let us know! We don't … Use the strop for polishing and quickly slicking up, and the stones for shaping and getting that edge in the first place. I show how to make a simple strop. Note that honing compound is the final abrasive used in the sharpening process. I suspect stearic acid would do the job as well as tallow and if it's more ready available than tallow then you are into something new here. I guess you could have too little abrasive but probably not too much - as long as it sticks! How do you store excess? See p That means it's working. I guessed at the measurements by the amount Chris used in his demonstration. med.high then strained it through an old T-shirt and then another 10 min. Again, and I love the internet for this sort of specialised thing, search for 'Carborundum 600 grit and you should be able to find a source. I've never done that, or heard of anyone else doing that, and I don't like the sound of sanding grit in my strop abrasive! Get it as soon as Tue, Aug 13. The test of the strop will be whether you see dark forming on the paste because of metal being abraded from the carving tool. Chris I was not able to get the Atora product so I got beef fat from a butcher. 10. 8768124. It's cooling in the freezer as I'm writting this. Its color is actually sort of pink or peach and goes goes on the leather black. 4.1 out of 5 stars 83. Put it all in a jar and melted it. covered pyrex casserole dish. Mr. Pye, Cuir de Russie tanné de 3mm d’épaisseur, (dimension : 206 mm x 56 mm), 3M de ruban adhésif, kit de 4 x 7g d’éléments d’affûtage: Amazon.fr Livraison & retours gratuits possible (voir conditions) Also, don't use the same finger if you're using different types of compound. £10.99 £ 10. This is an easy DIY project that will help you keep your tools razor sharp at a low cost. Tallow: is rendered beef or mutton fat, processed from suet, and used in the past for candles and lead working. In this video knife maker Walter Sorrells shows how to make a strop used for giving knives a wickedly sharp edge. That's all you need to do. Get it Tuesday, Sep 22. Dismiss. In case you're confused: I, Liam, am the carver; I am using my dad's, Brian's, account. Chris: I bought Strop Paste from Tiranti, at the same time as a strop, but find it’s very hard and certainly impossible to spread on the leather the way you did in the video. Michael - I can't visit the link from the UK for some reason, but it silicon carbide sounds is a good abrasive. The code is IDL-STROP2. Get it as soon as Mon, Dec 28. I found a soap and cosmetics supplier on ebay and purchased 1/2# of beef tallow. I was wondering therefore, what is the temperature of the mix in the video? ��x٩��9���a�p���5L+�AI����R�JO�U����j�!c$�]`>?I�Zm�c�bC���t`���1��0͎9�aȮb�m�7��c���4�,� Load Leather strop with cutting compound: FIG 1 I don't suppose I could use sand paper to roughen it up? �>����VxjŦU�N��C?5]�;(/u���I��T:��SdD�L����F36��{'������u:��KMց`y�(�Y-*� 2� S��_��^�f��?�x]��D�}��s��v�-�F1��p'�, �V����x���#Td��# #�R��ǀF Many surfaces can be used with compounds, leather strops being one of the most common. Grab a couple paint mixers and glue them together. The following day I spread it on my leather. Is there a problem after a while with the mix of petro jello and leather? Stropping compound depends upon the steel. I looked at the abrasive block I had used (jewler's rouge, I believe) and it seems very hard compared to the one in your video - I had to cut it with a sharp knife. I've read that if I render it again it will get a little harder when cooled. You may well fine 'coarse' and 'fine' rather than a specific grit, and often combined in a single package. It lasts a very long time. Hello Chris; Just to confirm, I think of leather as hard shiny side and then soft suede side. I stropped several types of steel, including an M2 HSS knife I made. I really like the stropping paste I made as shown in this lesson. Removing compound from a strop. Cheers, Peter. You simply … That shiny surface stops the strop paste adhering to the leather so I do 'key in' this hard outer surface well with fine sandpaper before adding the paste. I went to Amazon.com and was able to order the same suet that Chris uses in his video. This is Liam. Subscribe if you like this video and want to see more. Also useful for when you want to maintain or roughen up the leather. �3�&7u�s�C{}K�Ď��Iz����HHbL�j^l�m��O���k|��O�U ^t���;ӻәi��B�P�* 1 large-ish chunk of green chrome rouge (700grit) and a small chunk of Al oxide rouge (1200grit). Cover Strop with Paste Wax: Conventional stropping compound is bound in wax, so to approximate it, I applied paste wax to the top of the strop, on top of the toothpaste. Brian, mine also has a hard consistency. Tallow is available via Amazon and other Web sites (expensive, of course), and this Jewish guy saw kosher tallow and chicken fat ("Schmaltz" to New Yorkers) for sale. Does a great job. Arrives before Christmas Only 1 left in stock. Getting down to basics, it sounds the same. Great for most people, including beginners, who want to buy one strop and be done with it. I'd add the 600, which is somewhere about the translucent Arkansas stone and you won't need to strop as much as the finer abrasive. Hello Chris, My update for "Stearic acid" that I mentioned at a previous message: do not spend time with that material, it becomes hard like rock as it cools down. William - I just throw into the mix whatever fine abrasive I can lay my hands on. You can glue the rough side to your wood and lightly sand over the dressed side to key in the paste. You only need a small amount! 99. 99. But, as I said, stearic acid and using it is new to me. Richard - I've used vegetable 'suet' quite successfully. I had to order the jewellery's paste from out of town but what a difference, brought up a shine like grandmother's mirror, unbelievable! I figure that a little of this and a little of that along with the ounce of tallow will do the trick. Maybe this is why, and maybe I should try a softer block or something? Carborundum powder is that found in a specialty store or can I purchase it at any hardware store? Forgot to mention this: I just remembered that the suet I purchased was vegetable suet, not 'the original,' as yours is. Don - That's the sort of block you see in the video, designed for melting with a high-speed honing wheel. Surely not on a workshop shelf. 2.8 out of 5 stars 22. Over the years as you make more you'll find the ingredients will change... Chris, DIY Leather Strops Kit, Leather Strop with Compounds Kit, 1 Piece Leather Honing Strop Block Stropping Leather Paddle Strop with 1 Pieces 4.58 oz Green Buffing Polishing Compounds . Angelos Christoforidis | 29 March 2017 18:07. 2. Our Pick. Thanks, Bill. Just want to say thanks to all those who have mentioned the products they used to make paste and where to purchase them. I wasn't sure if what I was looking at was the same thing and neither did the clerk. They gave me a couple of pounds of fat for free not to be confussed with fat free suet. I'm not joking here: The next time I make chicken soup and skim off the fat, it gets strained hot in layers of cheesecloth, refrigerated, and thence into the strop paste. To render the suet I just sliced it up and laid it in a small( 2"X 9"sq.) If it dries or flakes, rub in a bit more olive oil with your forefinger. We’ve picked the best off-the-shelf products, along with tips on building your own DIY strop and basic beginner info on compound colors and materials below the fold. It was well worth the time taken to make one. Got my chisels and tried to make the strop paste. Step 5. Instead of tallow what if one were to use petroleum jelly as a vehicle to hold the abrasive on the strop ? This turns the leather into a 15,000 grit surface which sharpens your blade to another level while polishing it. It can only be the tallow that will make it softer: I would melt a measured amount of your block-like mixture with an additional, measured amount of tallow (say a third) and see what happens. Karen - The simplest thing, since tallow is a not edible and not readily to hand these days, is to put 'Tallow' into Wikipedia to find out all about it, and 'Buy Tallow Canada' into Google to find somewhere to buy it. But then I had a different problem: there was a whitish-colored layer of what I think was suet (about a quarter-inch thick) on the top after I let it dry. It's the abrasive that does the sharpening, not the leather itself, and your stones are always better at removing metal than the strop. Chris - I was wondering why you made a strop paste loaded with different grades of abrasive rather than individual strops with a single grade of abrasive on each? Liam. Thank you, Placed water in an old pot and approximately half a cup of shredded fat in a small jam jar. Just do a search for "Eko Mutton Tallow" and you will find several. In the end, you'll find a ratio that works when cold. However, do a web search for 'tallow' and you'll find plenty of suppliers. The one thing to watch out for over a period of time in a well-stropped carving tool is the rounding of the bevel and thus a rising cutting angle. Remember to maintain the angle throughout the whole process. How to DIY leather strop or make a leather strop. You can use the it to maintain an edge by conducting a few swipes after each use of a blade. Tallow is preferred to suet as its purity means it won't go rancid and, at the end of the day, is only the medium to hold the abrasive to the leather. If you use a stick, rub it in on the leather surface. and strained the additional suet. 1 year ago. TUPARKA 5 PCS DIY Leather Strops Kit, Wooden Double Sided Leather Paddle Strop with 4 PCS Polishing Compounds for DIY Craft 4 out of 5 stars 103 £6.99 £ 6. I made 5 strops today but I've got the smooth side of the leather up instead of the rough side. So I just asked the meat department at Publix if they had any seut. A quick DIY archery backstop that my husband built from a stall mat and some 2x4s that we had on hand. A grain around 240 should be fine. Here's an example of what I was considering: Hello Chris and everybody! It took several tries to get a semi-decent consistency. You should still be able to melt the Tiranti block with a little suet or tallow as I do to soften it, which is all you need to do. Sometimes, you want to try another kind of compound. So you might try that? Is there an advantage to not using a rough side on one strop and a smooth side on another or would that be redundant ? I hand to put it in the refridgerator to get it to harden up. Still, some carvers use 'jeweller's rouge', which is actually a silver polish and silver's a lot softer than steel. 1 large tbsp. I boiled it until it rendered down as much as possible and strained it through a fine metal sieve. A much better solution than have 3 or 4 strops of each profile cluttering up the bench. But, if you are looking to further sharpen the edge then a leather strop and abrasive compounds are a must. After cooling it is not a paste and I can't get it out of the jar to put it on the leather. David - The strop paste doesn't stick well to shiny leather, so the rougher side is better. I don't use vegetable suet myself but I know carvers who do, successfully. A strop enables you to sharpen your bladed tools to another level. Get it Tomorrow, Dec 23. How to add a miter saw stop block to help make repeated cuts that will be the same every time. I find suet an adequate substitute for tallow; when the abrasives are added the suet doesn't seem to go off or mouldy. Your insight is much appreciated! Currently unavailable. If you can cook you can make paste. This doesn't make sense to me what are your thoughts ? After finishing I tried a couple of cuts across the grain in basswood with each knife, no real sign of edge degredation that I could tell. (: Bert - You do want an abrasive on the strop: you ARE removing metal, even if in microns. Cut off any meat. Double-Sided strop with 3 compounds; Best for smaller blades and DIY leatherwork; Buy on Amazon. Should I melt again and add more tallow or is it not that critical? John - I had a strop with just valve-grinding paste for years and it worked well. The tallow is just there to bind them to the leather. your own Pins on Pinterest I guess the point of having the rough side up is so that the leather will absorb more paste? $17.99 $ 17. Unable to get the cutting compound I did not add it but still looking for a local supplier. I confess it's not well thought out, but seems to work just fine! It is very soft about like warm butter (I was a little worried about this). I've also located some 600 grit silicone carbide valve grinding paste from a company called Raizo -www.raizo.com. Pick up a piece of sandpaper that has a between coarse and fine grain. Karen - Google search for 'valve lapping paste' or 'valve grinding paste' + Canada or wherever. Do I have to put all these ingredients in, or can I © 2020 Woodcarving Workshops | Registered in England and Wales No. Green Chromium Oxide like Veritas is fine for most steels, for the very tough alloys like ZDP-189, CM110V I prefer a diamond or boron carbide paste for stropping. 1. Lay the paper on the edge of a sturdy table. Flip your blade to strop the other side. Discover (and save!) A new or additional strop is not always needed. I cut it with a spoon and then apply it on the strop with the fingers. DIY Leather Edge Beveler Strop: A common nuisance in leathercraft is the difficulty of sharpening an Edge Beveler. I strop every tool used at the end of a carving session. David - Yes, sometimes strop 'paste' is more of a block than a paste and, being hard, really won't grip onto the leather well. I do periodically refresh the abrasive on the leather with a little more - everytime you wipe the blade after stropping you remove a tiny amount. You can add carborundum powder (600grit) to keep the abrasive aspect high. I may be pushing the boundaries of what can be used because the cold mixture is quite hard and certainly not the consistency of the red in you video. I have some diamond paste, a small chunk of jeweler's red rouge (which I have had now for some 40 years), a hunk of Flexcut stuff, some other stuff that comes with the Beal Bowl Buffing System, and am waiting for a vintage tin of valve grinding powder. I emphasize to have ventilation during the process and wear gloves when touching the product. Two sides (suede and smooth). I never resorted to another sharpening tool! Leather: thin, glued to plywood; rough side up. Really! INTVN Leather Strop with Compounds Kit, 1 Piece Leather Honing Strop Block Stropping Leather Paddle Strop with 1 Pieces 4.58 oz Green Buffing … Would the rough side cut faster for shaping and the smooth side for finish / polish. At least, now we know that it doesn't work for that job! The coat of oil should be thick. I seem to get through a lot of this stuff because I'm always giving it away to students... Abrasive: I use any and all fine metal abrasives, and they do want to be as fine as your fine sharpening benchstone. Tallow can be stored for much longer than suet but is harder to find today. BACHER Premium Leather Honing DIY Stropping Kit. I was having a hard time finding a commercial rendered suet. Please advise. I used to do a lot of leather carving in my youth and so I have quite a bit of different leathers to make a couple of nifty strops. Ha, right out of the gate I've screwed up the instructions. William - Good going! Azucena - I'd rub what you have into your leather; then put some heat on it, perhaps a hairdryer, to melt the paste. TUPARKA 5 PCS DIY Leather Strops Kit, Wooden Double Sided Leather Paddle Strop with 4 PCS Polishing Compounds for DIY Craft 3.9 out of 5 stars 41 £7.99 Hestya 3 Pieces Leather Strop with Compounds Kit, 1 Piece Leather Honing Strop Block Stropping Leather Paddle Strop with 2 Pieces 4.58 oz Green White Buffing Polishing Compounds (Big Size Strop) 4.3 out of 5 stars 210 £15.99 … So far it is working. It doesn't matter whether it's in powder form or paste for mixing with the tallow, and don't buy a lot: a little will last you a very long time! Chris the shredded tallow that you are using, could you provide more of what it says on the box as products in Canada go by different names? The compound is removed easily. Best regards! Suitable abrasives would be diamond paste, silver polish, Carborundum powder or grinding paste, and the blocks that are supplied for high-speed honing wheels. You can flatten a rounded bevel and thus lower the cutting angle quickly on a fine bench stone, stopping at the cutting edge, which, of coure doesn't need sharpening! All rights reserved. A lot of leather, especially when you salvage it, is 'dressed' - in other words hard and shiny - on one side, as you describe. (e.g. For all the vegetarians out there I can confirm that extra virgin coconut oil seems to be a good base. Peter - I don't think it's a temperature issue. FREE Delivery on your first order shipped by Amazon. It lasts a very long time. 99. … Thanks to Sandy for the tip on mutton tallow. Charles - Never heard of that. 4.7 out of 5 stars 1,335. The strop paste does the business: it's a fine abrasive that removes metal, sharpening the cutting edge and polishing. I don't know about longevity and whether it'll go rancid over time but 2 weeks in and it's holding up well. 99. - My guess is that the suet separated from the abrasive when it cooled. It has a consistancy of butter left out on the table and wow does it work! I simply rubbed the oil to the whole block of my DIY leather strop with my hands and wiped it later. The abrasive is held to hard leather with a slightly soft medium (traditionally, tallow). I made a batch of strop paste about six months ago (a jam jar half-full). A viewer told me about "the MOST UNKNOWN polishing / finishing compound-material that is everywhere". Because this strop comes with the compound on it when you unbox it but fear not! I'd try upping the softer, suet ratio - perhaps what you found in Singapore is different from what we call 'suet' here - who knows? �n8�қ�� 2d7��A:p��!��a����N�Ӹ ��G؋0T�k H�?���3��]�{ꭞvҵ��Z �!WɜFZw�7k���IՋ�w@�W����48��Ƹ��5i���@��( �l4bP�kg��fcN��Cf�WM����j�|�%॥�)(۳2+���nU�v o�Mk(���;�V�:,�A7����"�g���s just use say valve grinding paste and tallow? I hope someone can follow this up! Use a very thin hard leather for the base material to … I've just purchased some tallow from a UK company called Cromwell Tools - www.cromwell.co.uk For those who don't wish to make their own, I recommend "Yellowstone" put out by Herb Dunkle of Great Falls, Virginia, and available at a number of wood retailers. https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/metal-prep-coloring/abrasives/lapping-compounds/600-grit-silicon-carbide-sku080537600-579-2408.aspx?sku=080537600. Thing is, there's no real science to this; I just throw in all the fine abrasives I can find. I used some red jewelers rouge (block), green abrasive block and the silicon carbide powder with the mutton tallow. The bench strop is protected by a piece of "cover leather" however should I store the slip strops in a sealed plastic bag to keep the "dirt/dust" off and retain a degree of moisture? Andy - Ideally you want very thin, undressed leather, and you stick the soft, suede side down to the strop board. Remember you will be moving from heel to tip. After a night in the fridge I took it to the shop and began experimenting. It's not crumbly at all, but definitely stiffer. When I first made my bench strop I was advised to put it under the grill (broiler) and melt the tallow/abrasive that I'd put on it; then to and work the mix into the leather as it cooled, wiping off excess until the strop 'settled down'. Or mix half and half? 99. The tallow/suet that I mix with these sorts of blocks makes the abrasive sticky and flexible on the leather; it stays in place despite the stropping. Hello Chris, Charles - Yes, that does sound odd! Liam (AKA Brian!) Now all I need to do is charge the leather with some buffing compound and start sharpening. I added approx. Use your finger / a glove to apply the paste wax. The abrasive is held to hard leather with a slightly soft medium (traditionally, tallow). Michael Lorelli | 21 September 2020 20:03, Chris, would you also use the 2:1 tallow to abrasive ratio if you were using a silicon carbide powder? And for dinner I'll be making a Blueberry Pie. I'm still having trouble purchasing silicon carbide valve grinding paste that has 600 grit or a cutting compound. Concerning the leather I perceived that you said rough side up. That probably accounts for the hardness of the paste as well. � ��}�v�8���y You can warm it all up again, give it a good stir and apply it to the leather melted. Some fat sits on top, I removed some not knowing exactly what to do and the rest I mixed in with the paste and ceiled it with a lid. jar. Charles. Is Koch honing compound the best for Stroping carving tools? When cold, you'll find excess comes off to begin with but I think it will quickly settle down to work well. If you had a choice between 600 grit or 1200 grit silicon carbide powder, which woul you suggest? Is this possibly a reason for the white layer on top? Hope the Amazon tip helps, Sandy. not the shiny, or have I got this wrong. Its great to be able to clamp it into a vise while sharpening. Microwaved it 10 min. You only need a small amount! In this lesson I'll show you how I make my own strop paste. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. At the end of the day, it's only a way of holding the abrasive to the hard leather. As an affiliate for Amazon and other sites, I earn from qualifying purchases. Let us know! If you don't get much, then you need to boost the abrasive. In this lesson I'll show you how I make my own strop paste. Did a little experiment, put together an archery target that will even stop crossbow arrows. But throw some of that in anyway, it will help polish the metal. Hope this may of some help. The cost was about $10.00 that included shipping, it took about 8 days to arrive! I will have to get out my microscope and study the edges to really see whats going on, but you were right the mixed particle sizes did seem to work better than single grit stropping. FREE Delivery on your first order shipped by Amazon. Use sandpaper and finish with a stiff wire brush to get rid of any grit. In this Instructable, George Hurst will walk you through building your own Edge Beveler Strop! FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Hello Chris, 1/8" Thick Bark-Tanned Russia Leather (206mm x 56mm), 3M Adhesive Tape, 4 x 7g Honing Compounds Kit 4.4 out of 5 stars 166 £13.90 £ 13. BeaverCraft LS6P1 Leather Paddle Honing Strop Kit with Sharpening Polishing Compound 14" x 2" Knife Stropping Paddle Block … Angelos Christoforidis | 26 February 2017 22:28. Liam Hedrick Messy. of green honing compound, approx. It should be used as the final step in sharpening. Thank you for sharing your expertise in the various areas of carving and tool preparation.. Your information has aided me in refining mine. It sitcks on the leather smoothly, so I guess this may not be a problem. This will prevent the paste wax from becoming contaminated. It isn’t rocket science. Adding compound to a strop is known as “loading” or “charging” the strop. Our Strops is a premium vegetable tanned hide with abrasive green compound that will put the sharpest edge possible on knives. If it's coarse, it'll just mean fewer strokes to strop the edge. If anyone is looking for a little weekend project, this was pretty easy and has been working great. This project was around $50 and helps prevent him from losing arrows. If you google some DIY instructions on how to make a leather strop, you will see that most of the wood-carvers suggest not to skip this step. $18.95. of Autosol metal polish and let it boil to a liquid mush. Buy on Amazon . �%E��b̉H�<3W�qcĎz=T{����XB�Ն#�$X������NT�a��6�v��šWz~����� ]�B��uD�?��N��H��,� �~���1���H.rN���`X�V���nbN�����h�I�z���z���)¦V!̥�D*� The paste should be applied to the "suede" side? Is the buffing tool edge will give me a razor-sharp edge on my wood carving tools? I was able to scrape the suet off, but I still have to reheat the abrasive in the microwave before I apply it to a strop. The point is, you can throw in any fine abrasive that you've got. Hello to everybody!  #�5��(�QHG"Ÿ~��� 3��bx�N�� �([�����|���O���O� �Ǡ�����f����YjV��e v��T�"����^�}lز�`��#�A���1� This post contains affiliate links which may earn me commissions should you click through them and take certain actions. Only one way to find out. Azucena Nava-Moreno | 02 April 2017 00:27, Chris - I just made a batch of stropping paste which I have noticed is a bit thicker than yours in the video. Generally the 'rough' side grabs the pastes better but you don't want the surface actually rough, ie lumpy - the flatter and harder the better. The folding provides enough cushioning to replicate the deflection of a normal strop. 90. Quality, well-reviewed product. This strop works so well. Charles - A lot of leather is 'dressed', ie has one surface to which the paste won't stick well. I would like to ask: Tallow or suet is the same thing as "Stearic acid" that is used in candle making, for example? A cover is all I use to keep dirt and wood chips off the strop; I don't think a plastic bag is necessary unless you are storing the strop for a long time. Note that a strop loaded with fine compound both sharpens and re-aligns a blade (because some damaged microscopic “teeth” are removed from the blade while others are simply straightened), the combination of which in this context is known as refining the blade. There is one for $2.39 plus a slight shipping fee for a 1oz. 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