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How To Make a Strop

[…] enough to hold the buffing compound (chromium oxide suspended in a wax block). Press down firmly to ensure the leather is stuck to the wood. Flip the strop over and cut around it to remove the excess leather using a knife. Cover the leather surface of the strop with the buffing compound, this action […]

Sharpening a Gouge

[…] gouge. Paul recommends 2 methods to sharpen an out-cannel gouge which can both be done on diamond plates or abrasive paper. You will also need a curved strop, which you can make yourself, to polish at the end of the sharpening process, for this you will need a concave one and a convex one […]

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[…] touch over the last few months, your feedback has been used to help improve both the site and our content. Incase You Missed It New Guides The Strop Guide- This guide shows you how to make a simple strop, used for the final step when sharpening bladed tools The Sawset Guide– What a sawset […]

Setting Up and Sharpening a Chisel

[…] will need: Diamond sharpening plates with three grades (coarse, fine, super-fine) or an alternative (click here to read more about sharpening equipment) Auto glass cleaner Buffing compound Strop (block of plywood ¾” (19mm) thick by 3” (76mm) by 10” (254mm) long with leather glued on to cover one surface) Setting Up Whether you have […]

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[…] touch over the last few months, your feedback has been used to help improve both the site and our content. Incase You Missed It New Guides The Strop Guide- This guide shows you … What’s New? Read More » Buying a Sawset27 September 2018 Paul recommends buying a secondhand sawset as they are cheaper […]

Sharpening Tools and Accessories

[…] out in woodworking and still unsure about your longer term involvement, you might want to stay with abrasive paper as this is less costly to begin with. Strop This is simply a piece of wood which has leather glued to it. This is the final stage to sharpening and although it isn’t totally necessary, […]

Setting Up and Sharpening a Plane

[…] no longer smooth To sharpen the cutting iron, you will need: Diamond sharpening plate with 3 grades (coarse, medium, super fine) Glass cleaner Buffing compound (aluminum oxide) Strop (block of plywood with leather glued on to cover one surface) The plane blade is sharpened in a similar way to the chisel, to read about […]

Sharpening a Plough Plane

[…] back and forth to get rid of the remaining burr. Plough planes cut well at this level, however if you want to refine the cutting edge further, strop the bevel on the leather strop charged with buffing compound. To polish the flat face charge the reverse side of the strop, the wooden face, with […]

Sharpening a Router Plane

[…] the whole of the underside is consistently flat to the new edge and shiny overall. Finish abrading by applying buffing compound to  the wooden face of the strop to polish the underside. Approximately 30 times is usually sufficient (Do not use the leather face as this  will result in rounding the cutting edge of […]

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