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FLEXCUT

Flexcut Slipstrop

4.5
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NZ$ 106.00
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Description

  • Sharpen your V and sweep and U gouges to a razor's edge
  • Features a number of different profiles to match all of your different tools
  • Includes 1 ounce bar of Flexcut Gold Polishing Compound
  • Keeping tools sharp is the simplest and easiest way to improve your carving
  • Made in the USA

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Customer Reviews

Affordable Solution for sharp edges...I have just taken up wood carving as a hobby and started out with a selection of Flexcut knives and chisels. I have a selection of expensive sharpening devices and have always been able to put a razor edge on any knife I own, but I had to get creative when it came to honing and stroping the edges on some of the smaller chisels including using an old cardboard box or a rolled up piece of leather.Then, while looking for books on relief carving I saw this and thought to myself why not . Now that I ve had it for about a week I m confident enough to give it a well tested review.The varying shapes has taken any hassle out of keeping my working edge razor sharp. While there are a few that are not the exact shape of the tool, it s easy enough to lean the edge to one side or the other to make good contact. My only complaint, which seems to have been voiced in other reviews, is the compound bar tends to become powdery if not warmed up a bit first.Overall, this simple little wooden block has helped me to streamline my work flow. No more miscellanious stuff cluttering up my work space unnecessarily. If you re looking for an easy low cost way to keep your edges sharp, this is for you!Happy Carving!5Better than expected!Works great for sharpening V shaped chisels but I especially bought it because I wanted a sharpener for gouges and I am very pleased. My brother liked it so I ordered one for him and he has used it for pocket knives and all different shapes of chisels. It's great because it can sharpen the inside and outside edges of chisels. I would definitely recommend this product.5A handy device and does what it's made to doAs a beginning whittler, I purchased this along with a Flexcut set of 2 knives & 2 gouges. The main reason I bought it was for keeping the gouges sharp as I have not hand any experience sharpening them. I couldn't be happier with it with respect to the gouges. As a bonus mine came with a mail-in $5 rebate offer! The yellow compound included with the strop can be hard to apply however heating the leather with a hairdryer solves the problem. My only complaint is that the leather is extremely thin. I have two homemade strops made with thicker vegetable tanned leather and old belt that I use to keep the knives sharp. Had this unit come with a thicker piece of leather I would have given it 5 stars.4A must for proper care of your tool edges....When you go ahead and purchase a good quality carving knife, you'll want to have the proper form of sharpening device to keep that razor edge on it. That said, the special shape of the wood carvers tools will be best served when matched up with this sharpening strop. The shapes needed for getting the best edges on your v notcher, scoup, and blade are all here, to assist in keeping the sharpest tool possible.5Totally not a gimmickI know what you're probably thinking. Heck, I know that I was. I completely thought this SlipStrop was a gimmick. It looked like something for people that didn't know how to sharpen or that couldn't make their own strop out of leather, denim or wood.Then I used it and realized that it was a great little bit of engineering and that it did a darn fine job putting an edge back on my carving knives and chisels. It's great for all my chisels, gouges and regular pocket knives too. The flat surface is a good mix or hardness and texture to really hold the compound and the shaped areas work far quicker and better than I would have imagined to repair all the mistakes I made while carving.It's completely worth the price paid in time alone.If you have carving tools you should really get yourself one of these. You'll thank me, or at least Flexcut.5It works. I like it.This isn't fancy but works perfectly. I got flexcut chisels for my birthday, so needed a sharpener that fit the curved shapes of that brand. It worked well on the chisels, though it takes practice to get the angle right on a curved chisel's corners, which need less sharpening than the center. The rounded sections on this jig help and the finished chisel is smooth as glass. I sharpened my buck knife with it and was able to get a crazy sharp glassy finish on that. Cons: the leather is pretty cheap. Any problems this causes resolves itself with use, because the funny texture and extra strands get worn off. Also, use a lot of the sharpening crayon. The shape of the jig and the sharpening crayon make this work. This is my second purchase because my dog saw how I lavished attention upon this item and decided enough was enough. She got it off the table and did unto it. So, put away your tools is always the lesson there. For 15 bucks, and if you have flexcut tools, it's nice.5Save your money. Make it yourself.Just like the majority of reviewers, I thought it would be bigger. Much bigger. If your hands are big enough to palm a basketball like me, this won't be the safest thing to use in your sharpening supplies.What really got me was its value. I guess I assumed there would be a certain level of quality here being it had the flexcut name on it. Anyone with some mild dremel experience could make one of these with ease. Make it to whatever size they wanted/needed also. Its nothing but a small piece of wood that was cut to shape and had a couple strips of leather glued to it. The $0.15 it's worth is nowhere near the value of the $15.00 I unfortunately paid for it.Save your money.Make it yourself.3Handy device for flexcut gougesBasically this is purple stained wood shaped to strop internal profile offlexcut palm gouges. The leather part of this strop is a joke (very thin cheap leather) so plan on investing or making your own stropthe bevel of gouges or to strop knives The flexcut gold stropping compound is very hard to get to stick to the strop but does a good job once you get it on. You could make this yousrself (see various YouTube videos) but it is handy. If the leather were better quality, I would give it higher rating.4Razor sharp in seconds. Literally seconds.Couldn't understand why my knives never get as sharp as when I bought them. Even after running them up to a 10000 wet stone. I was sceptical about this strop but after only 15 strokes my knives, all of them where as razor sharp as the day they arrived at my door. I strop them ever 30 min of carving to keep the blade edge so I don't have to go through the wet stones again.5Helps keep a sharp edge. As others have mentioned this is a stained soft wood so it can be damaged if you aren't careful. The polishing compound easily adheres to the leather areas but can be difficult to get onto the wood areas. Once it's on there though it does the job. It's a decent starter kit. Once I'm used to it I'll probably make a better one using hardwood and leather. 4Good, but could be better.First off, it does what it is intended to do. Even a novice to sharpening curved implements can use it (for final polishing). The included polishing compound seems to work just fine and the amount included should last a while.Now for the less than desirable traits. The wood looks like purpleheart in the packaging - it isn't. It's some very soft white wood with a light purple stain applied. Any use on a gouge will dent/bruise the wood and any "misses" honing the inside of a curved gouge will cut into the wood easily. That wouldn't matter if the split leather pads were either (re-)movable and could be placed in/on any of the grooves or just covered everything. As a leatherworker, I understand that getting the leather to correctly fit all of the curves and angles would have been a challenge (which could be overcame by casing the leather, pressing it to the piece or a master while it dried, and then gluing it on), but it is a noticeable shortcoming of this design.Overall, I really like this tool. But, when it comes time to replace it, I will probably make my own out of a more durable wood and cover all of the profiles with leather.4It's a necessity! Good product and a fair price. I use this mostly for my V chisels and it works fine. I wish it was an inch or two longer but the compound is a nice bonus. I doubt you'll find more "Bang for the Buck" and having wood carving tools without a way to maintain them is like having a car with no gas. I like Flexcut tools and believe this is a nice addition. Well made! 4
Flexcut Slipstrop

Flexcut Slipstrop

4.5
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Regular price
NZ$ 106.00
Sale price
NZ$ 106.00
Regular price
NZ$ 176.00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Save 40% (NZ$ 70.00)