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TOPIC: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination?

Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 5 months ago #11007

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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 5 months ago #11015

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With that design you could close off both ends. Assuming length does not vary too much. If it does you will still either be short or hang over.
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 5 months ago #11020

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depends on the material..
Doesn't it?
If it is hard with not much give... one could never flex it enough to snap around the ... any of the paddles.

What kind of material do you envision Geo??
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 5 months ago #11038

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The cover for my tablet computer is made of a sort of plastic. It is flexible enough to snap around the (back of the) tablet. The material doesn't have to be hard if the only purpose is to prevent cross-contamination (and/or protecting stones).
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 5 months ago #11043

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So, it depends on the material used, doesn't it?
Sure it does not have to be stiff, but if the material used is too stiff, and that is a property of the material selected, then closing both ends may not be practical.
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 5 months ago #11047

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PhilipPasteur wrote:
So, it depends on the material used, doesn't it?
Sure it does not have to be stiff, but if the material used is too stiff, and that is a property of the material selected, then closing both ends may not be practical.

So first decide on the purpose, then decide on the architecture, then the detailed design. This is what I try emphasize in my work all the time...

The purposes of avoiding strop cross-contamination and protecting stones are different. I've never felt the need to protect a stone, even though I have some pretty expensive ones. However, I do feel the need to prevent strops from cross-contamination.

Great topic. Crowdsourcing in a way I've seldom seen before. Crowddesign?
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 5 months ago #11048

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My preference would be closed ends.
If need be to fit a stone, one or both ends could be "WE-moved" with a sharp knife.

Couldn't resist a possible pun, nor alliteration.
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 5 months ago #11055

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mark76 wrote:
PhilipPasteur wrote:
So, it depends on the material used, doesn't it?
Sure it does not have to be stiff, but if the material used is too stiff, and that is a property of the material selected, then closing both ends may not be practical.

So first decide on the purpose, then decide on the architecture, then the detailed design. This is what I try emphasize in my work all the time...

The purposes of avoiding strop cross-contamination and protecting stones are different. I've never felt the need to protect a stone, even though I have some pretty expensive ones. However, I do feel the need to prevent strops from cross-contamination.

Great topic. Crowdsourcing in a way I've seldom seen before. Crowddesign?

Stones are subject to contamination just as much as strops. More applicable to the finer stones, say 5K and up of course. I have had it happen, and it caused me a bunch of extra work. When I strive for scratch free finishes, it definitely becomes apparent! In my case it was my 5K Chosera stone(s). I even had a dialog with Clay and Tom about it. I was convinced the stone was bad. Some scrupulous lapping and cleaning took care of it. I would have been very happy to have a system to prevent the problem, however.

I had not thought much about stone protection either, but when this came up, I remembered knocking a chip or two out of one of my 10K Chosera stones. That will make one think about stone protection...
As of now, I have a system that does pretty well at not allowing contamination and does a good job at protecting the stones (other than when I have them in my hands... sigh).

If I could get a purpose built device that would work for both, it would make my life simpler. Simple is good.

I guess that, if perfection is not the goal, and we can write off those scratches that appear as being simply "uncovered", then stone protection is not important. OTH, if both were available, I have an idea that more than a few of us OCD folks would go for it.

I personally am not sure I have a preference for construction, as long as the device works well for what it is intended to do, is durable, and is not excessively expensive. Ease of use comes into play, of course, but is not as important to me as the first three criteria.

Build a better mousetrap, and they will come !

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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 5 months ago #11056

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Wouldn't a rubbery type compound serve both purposes ?
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Re: Accessory for avoiding strops cross-contamination? 1 year 5 months ago #11060

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Something that would be easy to clean would be good. Many of the rubbery covers that I have seen, such as those similar to what I think that Mark was talking about for a tablet cover, or the one I have on my phone, are dust a lint magnets... and a pain to clean.
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