05-08-2013, 04:07 PM
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  • tezza
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  • Los Angeles
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I have an old strop I oiled up several months ago, and was enjoying it but over time I've found I prefer a lighter draw. I know eventually the oil will evaporate and the strop will become lighter and faster but I'd like to help speed that up if I can , does anyone have any suggestions how to absorb the remaining oil?

Thanks!

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 05-08-2013, 04:39 PM
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Neatsfoot soap or maybe glycerin saddle soap. Even that will take time. JMHO

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 05-08-2013, 07:09 PM
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If it's nice and sunny, set it outside during the day for a couple of days.

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 05-08-2013, 08:45 PM
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  • Hanzo
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For some old horsehides I had with neatsfoot oil I just rubbed them down with a clean rag a couple of hundred times. It seems to burnish the strop and make it slicker, that and just letting them hang and dry out for couple of days did it.

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 05-08-2013, 09:34 PM
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Try a very hot iron and some kitchen towel placed on top of the strop, this may help, if not leave the strop out in the bright sunshine for a few hours everyday this will eventually dry out the remainder of the oil.

Jamie

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 05-08-2013, 11:53 PM
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  • tezza
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Great, thanks for the help, I appreciate it!!

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 05-11-2013, 11:58 AM
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Update: I left the strop out in the sun for a few of hours yesterday. It seems to be helping. The strop is lightening a bit, and I'm beginning to see texture where before it was simply dark. It's back out in the sun now, a few more afternoons and I think it will be perfect. Thank you, fellas!

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