Strop - Backing Board for Strop Leather - English Sweet ChestnutSTROP_BLOCK
Strop - Backing Board for Strop Leather - English Sweet Chestnut for use as a substrate for the Leather Strop.
Leather strops work better when glued down to a solid base - this keeps the leather flat and lessens the chances of dubbing (rounding) the blade's edge. The Chestnut has been selected and pre-machined before settling and final machining to minimise any timber movement.
The strop is an essential tool for edge retention; it’s a traditional sharpening tool which is very clean and left on the bench top for improving the edge of chisels or plane blades during daily use. It’s very quick and clean to use rather than going back to the messy, full procedure of re-sharpening.
Peter Sefton, owner of Wood Workers Workshop, recommends gluing your stropping leather to this Chestnut substrate, fine side out using Titebond III - once the glue has cured, dress the strop with baby oil to open the pores in readiness for impregnating with Veritas Honing Compound. Re-dress the strop ever couple of months with the baby oil to cleanse any metal contamination away before re-charging with the honing compound.
Size: 200mm x 70mm x 18mm
Whatever sharpening medium you use, you may finish off by stropping to remove the very fine wire edge.