Stropping with LV green stropping compound
Today I tried something new with my stropping technique. I usually just use the Lee Valley green compound [0.5 micron] on a piece of 3/4 MDF. I crayon it on. It gets a bit bumpy and sticky, and shows dark grey spots where the metal stays.
Today, I sprinkled a few drops of my usual oilstone lube - kerosene. The result was a slippery smooth paste, that seemed to be easier to use. I went from my black oilstone to the strop, and the edge is excellent.
Just wondering if anybody else has tried this, and if not, then please do, and tell us what you think.
Last edited by ken werner; 07-06-2008 at 08:51 PM.
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