03-27-2012, 06:49 AM
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Well i would like to show you a vintage paddle strop i restored during the week, i picked it up on Ebay a few weeks ago, cost coppers, but if you had seen it you would have said throw it in the bin, it was a state, all the tension bars rusted, plus the plates both heavily rusted, the brass plus the thread bar and the leather literally fell apart, but I kept the leather to use as a template, well i stripped it back and took all the steel to the 150 grit buffer wheel then through the full range till they polished up nicely, pretty much same with the thread bar plus the wooden handle and brass collar, there was design element i change where the bottom section that is stitched meets the rectangular plate i see this as a bit of a stress point because of the join, so i made a hardwood half moon piece which i stuck to the metal plate before i cut and stitched the leather piece together, well it's a nice lttle travel strop size wise about 1 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches long.

Jamie.


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 03-27-2012, 01:52 PM
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Very nice work! Thank you for sharing! Smile

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 03-28-2012, 09:58 PM
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Looks wonderful Jamie. Nice job!

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 05-01-2012, 05:52 AM
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I some how missed this thread...
That's a very nice stropper and from your description, some great work. I really wish there were before images, but I won't complain since I always forget taking a before. lol

What type of leather did you use on this?

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 05-01-2012, 05:55 AM
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(05-01-2012, 05:52 AM)Johnny9 Wrote: I some how missed this thread...
That's a very nice stropper and from your description, some great work. I really wish there were before images, but I won't complain since I always forget taking a before. lol

What type of leather did you use on this?

I used natural English vegetable pit tanned leather 4mm thick, the company use the same leather for making their own strops.

Jamie.

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