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Offline Kevin

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Black Mess
« on: June 09, 2004, 11:59:26 pm »
When honing on the strop, a black mess forms on the strop and falls off.  Those "boogers" fall on the table and smear when trying to clean them off the table.

Is there a good way to catch the "boogers" and prevent them from smearing on the table?

Since the "boogers" contain oil, dirt, honing compound, and some metal material, they are difficult to clean up.

The "boogers" come off at different locations, so the "boogers" end up under and to the front and rear of the machine.

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Re:Black Mess
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2004, 05:33:53 pm »
Have the same concern - I set my machine on a square rubber mat.  I think the original intent of this mat was for a door - it is roughly 12" X 18".  
When done sharpening take the mat and hose it off.    

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Offline Jeff Farris

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Re:Black Mess
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2004, 01:12:26 pm »
Another effective tool is a cafeteria style plastic tray.
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