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TRITON

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Just noticed how old this thread is

I'll use this stitched to the box/drawer technique again, it turned out very well and had a better overall look more I think in keeping. Should it become stained or filthy, you undo the knot, pull the thread out and replace with new if you cant clean it.

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My use is for a blade strop, though I would like to try a box lining!
For box lining, I bought a whole skin of pig suede from GH Leathers. Cost £25 plus £9 delivery (delivery charge is a bit steep, but it's quite large parcel as it comes rolled on a card board tube and is around 3' long. I'll be able to get a few box lining out of that.
 

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For box lining, I bought a whole skin of pig suede from GH Leathers. Cost £25 plus £9 delivery (delivery charge is a bit steep, but it's quite large parcel as it comes rolled on a card board tube and is around 3' long. I'll be able to get a few box lining out of that.
Thanks Nick.
1.0mm cowhide seems about right.
 

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No sorry, cross purposes.

It is good for linings if boxes which is what I used it for. For a strop, I would use an old belt. Whilst you wait to get one you could use a piece of MDF.

It might be ok as a strop- Phil used old sofa leather in a previous post, but is too expensive for that purpose and I would expect a bit soft.
 

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I bought an old leather bag (like a satchel) from a flea market and got plenty of material for a few strops. The leather is thick enough and works well.
 

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Guys try leprevo.co.uk good range of leathers,suede and strop material. They are based in the North East of UK.
 

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This is so perfectly timed. I am just coming to the end of a jewellery box build and I was wondering what to do with with the inside. Thank you.
 

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Any tips on what scalpel to use? Saw a silverline one on Amazon for a few quid and had 24 blades but a few people said it wasn’t great. Could do with something I know I can get replacement blades for.
 

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Follow the surgeons? Rather than a scalpel, I use this and buy Swann-Moren blades, boxes of 50, most common blade shape?
These are craft blades rather than surgical ones, but quite sharp.
 
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