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jayhay
08-31-2012, 02:32 PM
I'm making some felt strops for some friends at work and I'm wondering if anyone here has ever cut 1/8" f1 felt before? Looking for advice/suggestions before I start and muck it up. Thanks all!

Dave Martell
08-31-2012, 03:45 PM
A rotary wheel cutter is your best bet.


BTW, have you tried f1 felt for strops before? I have and found it too mushy but was curious what your impressions were.

jayhay
08-31-2012, 04:12 PM
Hey Dave, thanks for the wheel cutter suggestion. Never tried f1 for strops. It's just the hardest felt I can find, so I thought it might be right for strops. Can you suggest a more appropriate felt or alternative? Thanks!

Dave Martell
08-31-2012, 04:43 PM
Look for rock hard felt. This stuff (http://www.durofelt.com/image_21.html) is pretty good.

jayhay
09-01-2012, 02:08 PM
Thanks so much for the link Dave! I'll def go with the rock felt. Very appreciated :thumbsup:

Dave Martell
09-01-2012, 02:19 PM
Thanks so much for the link Dave! I'll def go with the rock felt. Very appreciated :thumbsup:


I've used them before, it's good stuff, enjoy.

Marko Tsourkan
09-01-2012, 02:57 PM
I cut felt with Olfa utility knife. I use 2" tall parallel (tool room stuff) and glide the blade flat on it, so I get a pretty clean cut.

M

jayhay
09-01-2012, 04:21 PM
Thanks also Marko, good suggestion. Can't wait to get sarted!