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    Chromium oxide for strop

    Hi all,
    I have some CrO powder and was wondering what it would be best to mix it with to form a paste suitable for applying to strops, leather balsa etc?

    I ask as using the powder it's hard to get an even coverage, it's quite dusty/messy and generally seems less user friendly....

    Anyone have recommendations?

    Thanks in advance

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    I think mineral oil would work. I'd start with about a teaspoon of mineral oil and add the CrO until you get a paste you can work with. I picked a teaspoon because I don't know quickly the powder will thicken the mineral oil.

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    Why not turn the CrO into a spray instead?

    Simply mix the powder up with some pure alcohol, put it into an atomisor (or what ever they're called) and spray it on. I got nice even coats doing it that way.

    Check out Dave's blog on how it's done http://japaneseknifesharpening.blogs...felt-pads.html

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    You can also go the This Site Not Allowed Here.com route and mix it with a product like Lexol's Leather Conditioner which has lanolin & glycerin in it to make a semi-paste.

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    Cheers for the advice guys, I'll have to look and see if I can get alcohol for the spray in the uk, looks intriguing

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    +1 on the Lexol Leather Conditioner. When it comes to leather, there is nothing even close to Lexol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TB_London View Post
    Cheers for the advice guys, I'll have to look and see if I can get alcohol for the spray in the uk, looks intriguing
    I got mine from ebay. It's known as Isopropanol and it absolutely stinks http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ISOPROPANOL-IP...item2a06484dec

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