Here's a way of thinking about it: If your were to make your tools blunt, how would you go about it?
Nothing lasts forever. We know tools go dull. But can we use and look after them in a way that slows the dulling process down?
Yes we can! In video I'll give some really good tips about ways not to carve, bevel shapes and weak edges, preventing damage, and how to keep that sharpness going.
| 05 August 2020 18:18
Paul - If you go to Sharpening > Stropping by Hand, you should find all your questions answered.
I don't use those hard, abrasive blocks but make my own strop paste, which is softer, sticks to the leather very well, and never dries out (so needing oil).
| 04 August 2020 21:38
I'm about ready to purchase a strip of leather to use as a strop. I've never had one, and all the ones I've seen used have been in service for some time. My question is how should I prepare a strip of leather before I can use it as a strop?
Certainly there has to be more to it than simply adding something like a bit of Tormek honing paste. Is neatsfoot oil practical for maintaining a strop from becoming too stiff and dry?
Thanks in advance, Chris & Co.