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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    funny you mention that, because thats exactly what ive been doing-craft shop balsa. cheap and effective. but i would like to invest in something nicer. markos felt strop and micron spray seems reasonable, ill probably pick up both.
    I picked that exact combo up not too long ago and it's brilliant. My edges have never been better. One thing though, make sure you give the diamond spray a few test squirts. I didn't and a large glob of the liquid came out after a few pumps which caused the felt to become a bit raised in that area. Nothing a little ironing couldn't handle though.

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    Last weekend I stropped on leather loaded with 0.75 CBN after the Rika 5k, turned out very nice

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    Ages ago, I went and bought the whole shebang from Hand American - balsa, horse, bovine, diamond spray, etc, yadda. But all I really like is boron carbide on split leather or felt. I don't mind the naked bovine either.

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    I'd like to add that newspaper in a pinch works brilliantly.
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    Felt and magnetic backing are also easy to find at a craft store. Really cheap.

    Got some of this http://www.dicoproducts.com/compounds.html in the SCR gray to use on felt. Wondering if anyone else has used it or knows anything about it.
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    Newspapers do work well,how about naked horse

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    I strop a lot. The best strops I've seen are from Phoenix Knife house. The base is magnatized and the strop is glued to steel (I think). They're the texture of a fine suede and thin, perfect for loading and nice just naked. I have strops loaded with .5 micron CrO2, 1micron diamond spray, .25 micron spray, and a few not loaded at all. I'm a home cook and I'm retired so I have lots of time on my hands to experiment with strops. Since kitchen knives is one of my main hobbies I like to see just how sharp I can get a knife and that always involves a strop. So far, my most used strop is loaded with .5 micron CrO2 paste and CrO2 powder ( a la Dave ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithsaltydog View Post
    Newspapers do work well,how about naked horse
    Naked horse is simply fantastic.

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    Apologies to the OP for this segue. Aussie members, can you suggest where I can get chromium or diamond stropping compounds or horse hide in Melbourne or anywhere down under? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NO ChoP! View Post
    I'd like to add that newspaper in a pinch works brilliantly.
    That's almost all I use.

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