In this instructable you will learn how to make a quick and easy strop to keep your Xacto or any other strait edge knife honed.
As a side note you can use this strop on any strait edge knife.
an Xacto knife
a small block of hard wood such as Oak
a piece of scrap leather big enough to cover the block
medium CA (crazy glue)
This is my first instrucable and it is for the 3rd Epilog challenge.
What I would do with a laser cutter;
It's been my desire to start my own small business. I have been reading books on the subject but eventually you have to start doing
not just reading. Winning the laser cutter will give me the jumpstart I need to get a small business off the ground. Not only will it allow me to be self sufficient but I can also contribute to the economy and help it grow.
Step 1: Gluing the Leather to Wood
Cover one side of the block with glue
Step 2: Putting on the Leather
Stretch the piece of leather with the fuzzy side up on to the glue covered block
Step 3: Trim the Leather
Once the glue dries, trim off the excess from around the edges
Step 4: Add Stropping Compound
rub the stropping compound into the leather
If you look carefully at an Xacto blade you will notice 2 bevels, the second bevel (high lighted in red with the red arrow pointing at it) that makes up the cutting edge is the part you want to put flat against the strop
Step 6: Strop the Blade
with the knife flat against the strop. run the knife away from the cutting edge on each side of the knife ( in the direction of the brown arrow)