I had just posted this in another topic, thought others would like to see it.
One of the things I do for new tools and others that may be hard to keep sharp due to the shape of the blades. I take the tools , when they are sharp, with a block of bass wood I cut groves in the block with them, and then mark what groves are for what tools. Then when I need to strop them, I get some stropping compound and work it in the grove and strop the tool to the matching grove. Try it you might be suprised how simple and easy it is.
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