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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue108 View Post
    I don't have a garage or the tools either to make myself a strop setup.

    I haven't had a problem with the leather pad curling with my HA setup and mine is pretty old at this point.
    You're lucky. All three of my HA leather strops have developed curls that make them unusable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneH View Post
    ...almost cheaper than making one. Good suggestion.
    so which leather/medium works best with cr02? and diamond slurry? does it matter? im real green with strops...

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    I like wide strops,Jantz sells 12x12 Vegetable tanned Cowhide can make 3 4"x12" strops.Glue to wood wt. evenly rolled contact cement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneH View Post
    ...almost cheaper than making one. Good suggestion.
    I am very pleased with the leather laptop strop, they are nicely made indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiajl6297 View Post
    I have Marko's felt and diamond spray - effective and attractive to boot! My wife doesn't hate it sitting out like when I leave a wet muddy stone on the counter.
    +1. Effective, clean, and looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    so which leather/medium works best with cr02? and diamond slurry? does it matter? im real green with strops...
    Sorry, couldn't help you there. Oh wait, I do have an opinion - the rough side of the leather didn't work at all. Smoother hard surfaces are best for the green stick compound, (which is what I think you are talking about) .... It is pretty hard and doesn't melt easily, has to be rubbed until thin and soft to get an even surface. It does hold the alu oxide powder nicely though, and should work well with other powders.

    I doubt it will work on balsa. I have used it on hardwood with grooves cut for my carving chisels.

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    and the diamond? on felt or leather is fine?

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    and the diamond? on felt or leather is fine?
    i was about to ask the same question myself.

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    I use cr02 paste on balsa and it works great. The stick compounds referred to earlier will work better on felt. If the diamond is a spray I would imagine it would work on anything (balsa, leather, felt, cardboard, card stock, newspaper, etc) with good results.
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    Since there are so many combinations of strop materials and different compounds which combinations seem to work best?

    I was always interested in trying diamond spray on felt for final stropping? or is leather a better medium?

    Where is the best place to get your diamond sprays?

    Thanks in advance again.

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