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    Default my latest project

    I still have to put the finishing touches on this but it has been fun.

    It has taken longer than I thought. I origionally figured an hour to put on some new leather. Now it is time to go to bed but thought I would post pictures anyway.

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    It's nice to see life breathed back into that tool.

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    Looks like you made it usable again horaaaay ! Nice save.
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    Good job, Tim
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    nice make over mate
    looks like it will be a great little strop
    did you use Roo for the new leather loop??
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    Nice job!

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone!

    I have decided if I ever try to sell anything I need to hire a photographer.

    The following is what I ended up with....

    I had nothing that matched the original colors closely so with the influence of my wife I decided to go with contrast.

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    The square with the hole in the middle is the origional piece of paper product that was used to cover the ends. I had this green left over from a razor coffin project so I decided to use that. I used rubber cement so if I change my mind it should be not to hard to remove.

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    This is the lighter side hone that without using it seem courser. Has anyone experienced this type before? When I went to lap it I startedd with dry paper and it filled up fairly quickly with swarf. I rinsed the paper off and removed it quick. Then when I used the wet paper to lap some more it turned into a slurry very quickly and lapped fast. I dried the hone very quickly worrying that it might be water soluble.... After 24 hours it seems fine.

    Should I ask this in the hone section?

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    This darker side seems finer and after lapping it shows a few fine cracks that I didn't notice before. Both sides showed a crack at the thin area of the wood at the handle end where it would flex. I think they were probably there but just exposed them.

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    A dark overall view.

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    I hope this makes sense and appreciate any feedback and comments.

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Substance View Post
    nice make over mate
    looks like it will be a great little strop
    did you use Roo for the new leather loop??
    Forgot to add this is Veg tanned cowhide.

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    That really turned out nice!

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