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Sharpening strop is made from a piece of abrasive-coated leather glued to a plywood backing.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Spring 1986 (v.2#1) pg. 20

Time to sharpen. A guide to strops and hones, and how to use them.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1997 (v.44#3) pg. 117

A carver's tricks. (1) Make round-nose chisels from butt chisels. (2) Rotary honing strop for use in drill press. (3) Pinwheel sander for finishing contoured furniture parts.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 67

Make a leather-covered strop to hone fine cutting tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 18

Building a strop, a leather strap charged with an abrasive and used to sharpen knives.

Chisels kept sharp using this leather strop on a wooden handle.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 32

Make and use a leather strop to put a super fine edge on your carving tools.
WOOD MAGAZINE #27 Feb 1989 (v.6#1) pg. 70
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 12

Honing strops are made from thick leather and dowels of various diameters.
WOODCARVING #47 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 57

Make a leather stropping pad to remove the wire burr from a chisel.
WOODSMITH #20 Mar 1982 pg. 7

Power strop for sharpening is made by wrapping a leather bootlace around a dowel and chucking in a drill press.
WOODSMITH #95 Oct 1994 (v.16) pg. 5

Tip on using a faceplate as the foundation for a leather stropping wheel which remains attached to a lathe.
WOODWORKER Jan 1992 (v.96#1) pg. 79