Made a small strop from scraps laying around to keep on my bench. ~scrap of 1x2 ~old leather 1½" wide belt ~wood glue Glue a section of old belt cut to length of a 1x2 wood scrap, glue it down, clamp it overnight. ezpz. The only extras I did were rounding of the bottom edges of the scrap with a router, sanding, then putting on a couple coats of polyurethane. Works like a champ.