|Project by kiefer||posted 09-16-2013 04:56 PM||2127 views||7 times favorited||17 comments|
Yesterday my son in law and I made him a new leather belt from a six foot piece and when we where done had a good piece left over so I decided to make a couple of strops .
Used some birch flooring planed to 1/2” and some walnut scraps for the handle .
The handle is attached with a tennon joint and glued with a couple of 1/4” dowels .
The leather is glued with hide glue Which Paul ( shipwright )
thought would be a glue to try one my leather hinges ,so since I had this on hand I mixed up a small batch and it worked like a charm ,thanks Paul .
Gave the wood a quick sand and a coat of salad bowl finish and just have to get some compound for the leather and give it a try on the kitchen knifes .
A quick and fun project using some scraps and left overs which we will both enjoy having some sharp knifes when it comes to cut up the roast or turkey at Thanksgiving .