Strop Hardware

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The only ones I know are for the module strops. There is an eBay seller that’s has the Chicago screws. He also has the lobster hooks. Other than that your best bet is aframestokyo but shipping is a killer.
 
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I am about to make a stealth hanging strop using paracord instead of metal hardware as I am not a fan of the clinking clanking noice in the morning my current strop is making when hitting the door and door knob it is hanging from.
 
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I am about to make a stealth hanging strop using paracord instead of metal hardware as I am not a fan of the clinking clanking noice in the morning my current strop is making when hitting the door and door knob it is hanging from.
I like the sound of that Nisse, a lot! Please post some pics of the finished article. Or a pic tutorial even better (y)
 
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Was thinking needle and thread but had a handful chicago screws in mixed finishes available so took the easy road, takes a 5 mm hole, will then fit a strop, three layers of leather, with total thickness 7,2-8 mm, these screws are slotted for a normal screwdriver but I believe they can also be found in hex and torcx

Learning by doing holes in leather:
hole punch, nice clean holes, but hard to pinpoint location, still obvious choice if hole is going to be visible
drill, fuzzy holes but spot on, works just fine if hole is going to be covered by chicago screw head

Next up is testing paracord connected to strop via a stick either by a hole in the middle or at both ends
 
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I made a long carrying handle for my hone box, I thought of paracord at first, then looked at jute, I went for the jute just because of the natural look, it comes in loads of sizes and generally sold by the metre, very cheap too. It probably wont last as long as para, but I just thought I would give you options :)

Bob.
 
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First outing with paracord. Black would have been nice but no local source so had to settle for lame beige. Anyway plenty of videos on Youtube showing how braiding is done. This one is called Fish Tail and it is the easiest so a good starting point for Sir Fumblealot. Now I need to buy a lighter to finish my artwork.
 
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I have two pieces of leather for the stropping part, one brown that is thick and rather soft and one black that is compact and tough. Will try to cut two pieces 500mm = lenght of my steel ruler x 75mm. Looking at 450mm as usable length for stropping.
 
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