Repurposed flooring into carving strop

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 09-08-2010 06:44 PM 2476 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used some 5/8” Brazilian mahogany flooring to make a compact set of strops to keep the knives and gouges in tip top shape.
I used the box joint method to make the hinge to keep them seperate but as one tool.
I use a seperate strop for gouges and knives.
Just thought some would be interested in this.
Thanks for looking.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 06:51 PM

A very clever way by hinging it. It also keeps the tool box cleaner.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 06:57 PM

That’s a really cool idea.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 07:52 PM

sweet idea and compact too….bravo

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 07:55 PM

Nice and clever.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 08:11 PM

Pretty neat idea! Looks well made and handy!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 08:56 PM

great job jim, your mind must be like a whirl wind always thinking of new things

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#7 posted 09-08-2010 09:10 PM

That is wonderful! I’m getting such great ideas here. Now, if I can just find the time….
Thanks for posting.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 09-08-2010 11:17 PM

Excellent idea



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#9 posted 09-09-2010 08:43 AM

wonderful idea, awesome good

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#10 posted 09-09-2010 05:54 PM

like the hinge what are you using for a pin?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#11 posted 09-10-2010 02:21 AM

Thanks everyone. Eddy- I used hard wood dowel for the pin.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#12 posted 09-12-2010 04:50 AM

Atta boy!

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