field honing and stropping for spoon knifes
First little project in the shop after it’s reopening.
Made this little drawing in my sketchbook last year and decided it was a good little get ‘started project’.
So a piece of a old broomstick.
Run through the table saw a little over the center.
Making for the slice.
Ripping down half way.
Finishing the cut.
That’s a stick with a slice…
Making a groove for a O-ring.
Here the O-ring, and you can see the sandpaper wrapped around the stick.
Now holding it together.
Cut a piece of leather for a strop.
Contact glue on both leather and stick.
Waiting 20 minutes… Time for the pipe and a cold beer.
We got a stick.
Before loading the strop, I give it a few drops of Camellia oil.
Loading the strop with compound.
The oil helps to hold the compound and bring a little rust prevention.
So now I can stay sharp, even when I’m out the shop.
Hope this little blog can inspire others; to keep their tools sharp on the go.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.