Honing stick - field honing and stropping for spoon knifes post

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Honing stick
field honing and stropping for spoon knifes

First little project in the shop after it’s reopening.

This post is from the blog:

1. The field kit.
2. Old broomstick.
3. Ripping.
4. O-ring for holding the sandpaper in place.
5. Gluing a strop to the stick.
6. Loading the strop.

Here my sketch for the project

Hope this little blog can inspire others; to keep their tools sharp on the go.

Best thoughts,

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

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#1 posted 01-28-2014 01:49 PM

Thanks. I quickly stuck this in favorites to examine in depth later.

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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#2 posted 01-28-2014 01:53 PM

Glad you are busy enjoying your new shop, great little project for keeping a sharp edge on your tools. Thank
you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 01-28-2014 02:00 PM

Mads! Mads!! Mads!!! You have been out of your shop from about the time I was there, and all you can make is a little wooden thingie with leather and an O-ring.
I was expecting something like the Taj Mahal in wood, not a broom stick with stuff glued to it. Not to say that it is bad. Very practical to be sure.
Love the new shop. And the hammock.
Hilsen fra Thomas.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 01-28-2014 02:23 PM

I like it, and a great use of repurposed scrap wood.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 01-28-2014 02:27 PM

I stuck that in my favorites. Great idea.

-- Jeff NJ

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#6 posted 01-28-2014 04:36 PM

Great great great! Nice job Mads!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#7 posted 01-28-2014 05:54 PM

Awesome work as usual Mads!!!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 01-28-2014 06:39 PM

Sharp as always Mads!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 01-28-2014 09:43 PM

Fantastic Mads. Great idea and wonderful work on it!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#10 posted 01-29-2014 12:00 AM

I knew this was your project without seeing your name. You always frame the first photo so artistically.
Cheers friend,

-- Glen

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#11 posted 01-29-2014 02:47 PM

Good idea. I’ve just purchased a Mora 164 and will need to make something similar.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#12 posted 02-02-2014 05:58 PM

Smiles here.
murch, that is reason enough for me to have posted thanks. ;-)
Glen, big smile thank you, I love taking photos of the work, so I am happy they are appreciated.
jjw, perhaps you could use one, you are master of the spoon knifes.
stefang, try to keep an edge here.
Maveric, big smile.
Gerado, thanks, thanks, thanks.
Woodchucker, happy to be there.
Mauricio, got to love recycle.
madts, I laughed so hard when I saw this comment. Just posted another project of sticks… Smiles. We all have to start some place.
Bluepine, life is sweet.
Picklehead, like they say at Nike; just do it!
Best thoughts and thanks,

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

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#13 posted 02-05-2014 05:54 PM

Nice. You kept it simple. Just the way it should be.

-- Doug

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#14 posted 02-06-2014 01:40 AM

Thanks Doug.

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

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