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29 October 2015

How to Make a Leather Strop - In 60 Seconds

Stropping is the best way I know to perfect a blade edge. There's a reason why leather strops have been around for millennia, and I'll show you how to make one.

Soon I'll show you how to use it properly too.

Thanks to Derek, who kindly supplied the leather, and encouraged me to make some and compare them with the plain MDF strops I've used for years.

23 October 2015

Kanna Setup - Japanese Hand Plane Setup

Watch how I set up my first Kanna, with great results. Then give me your tips for improving performance.
Look out for a follow up video on how to use it - setting the blade for different depths of cut, lateral adjustment, stance, hand positions, etc.

11 October 2015

Better Model for Japanese Planing Board Plus Now Available

Many thanks to Ian, who has enhanced the SketchUp model for my Japanese Planing Board Plus. You can find it in the Downloads page, named JPB SketchUp 2015. The old version is still available for those running earlier versions of SketchUp.