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  1. #31

    WIP (pics) - Making a Strop/DMT Plate Base

    Hey folks,

    This project turned out to take more time than I thought, so I would like to ask you for a little bit of your patience and to apologize for missing the latest deadline. The good news is I am almost there. I like how the bases turned out.

    I put together a WIP to show what it takes to make a base from a raw lumber to a finished product.

    The process is as following:

    - Flattening Wood on a Joiner (in the pictures it's maple for magnetic strips)
    - Resawing into planks
    - Squaring planks
    - Cutting strips into base blanks
    - Marking blanks
    - Chamfering edges
    - Removing wood to recess a plate
    - Chamfering bottom (for a comfortable hand grip and for look)
    - Hand-sanding
    - Sealing wood with Tru-Oil (several applications with steel wool sanding in-between)
    - Finish with hand-applied Poly or spray Lacquer


    Felt Strops
    - Join the surface of magnetic backing and felt with contact cement
    - Cut to size



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    Senior Member skiajl6297's Avatar
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    Are the shorter ones the felt only (without slot for magnetic DMT plates?)

  3. #33
    Yes, shorter are 11.5x2.75 for fixes felt, while the longer are 13x2.65 fo DMT bases.

    M


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    Cool - thanks for the WIP! Looks like these will be gorgeous!

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    Looking good!

  6. #36
    All bases except for one have logo on a side. One has it at the bottom.

    There will be no-slip rubber strips on the bottom as well as a rubber lining on the bases for DMT plates.

    M


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  7. #37
    A quick update.

    Strops with felt attached will be finished with TruOil. I think I will apply 2 more coats and then it will be ready to ship.

    Some bases for DMT plates will be finished with TruOil, and some with Poly. So far I have the following members' preferences:

    Johny.B.Good TruOil
    Von blewin TruOil
    Anton Poly
    Mrmnms Poly
    Cookingstuf Poly?
    Don TruOil?

    Please read about the differences between TruOil and Poly Finishes Here


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    Poly for me, please.
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    Make it easy on yourself Marko. I'm sure I'll be happy either way. I don't mind touching up with a little oil from time to time if necessary. I defer to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmnms View Post
    Make it easy on yourself Marko. I'm sure I'll be happy either way. I don't mind touching up with a little oil from time to time if necessary. I defer to you.
    +1

    Do whatever you want (or think is best) for me.

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