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Re: strop vs. freehand
Response To:
strop vs. freehand ()

John Aniano in central NJ
David and Bill,

I really don't want a grinder in my "clean" shop, the one that sees customers (in non-covid19 times). So stropping would be better for me in that shop. However...

A good friend has a vintage hand operated geared grindstone unit he's going to sell me that I'll retrofit for my buffing needs. I already use something similar to hand drill holes in making and repairing bows. If that doesn't work well for the unicorning (now it's a verb) I always have my trusty Rusnok milling machine that can easily spin a buffing wheel. Plus the roll method works fine too.

Really, there are so many choices that have been thought of and tested here to establish that tiny, sharp, obtuse bevel edge, the unicorn of edges. Thanks to all!


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