Did a little experiment with the buffing compound I picked up at princess auto it did not work all that well and was more brick like making it basically unusable. A couple days ago when reaching the nub proportions on the Lee Valley bar I had I figured one more try for PA compound, and it still sucked so off to the mad scientist laboratory (Kitchen) Double boiler and Pyrex measuring cup that still had a half cup of leather conditioning & water proofing compound. A 50/50 mix of Beeswax and 100% Pure Neatsfoot oil. Everything onto the stove and dropped in the PA compound, basically 3/4's of a bar. Once everything was heated and thoroughly melted and mixed it all got poured into a Tin I use on sheaths and molding pouches. Well happy surprise is the compound was now softer and usable. Beeswax is sticky even on the leather belt so there is a bit more drag but it cuts and polishes. For use on a buffing wheel that does not need Neatsfoot oil I would go with a 60/40 blend of beeswax and mineral oil. If you happen to own a leather stropping belt that is floppy and very dry then mix the Beeswax & Neatsfoot oil anywhere from 50/50 to 40/60 the first is very stiff and good for strop application the second will work on the powered strop and on sheaths, belts and other vegetable tanned items. Side Note: If hand sanding past 400 or 600 grit is your nemesis then the leather belt with green compound is your friend. It will smooth and polish nice and flat surfaces with less fear of launching a blade. Use a edge beveler to round off the edges, case the edges (dampen) then burnish. This helps cut and polish small radius on the knife. I will be testing out a concept no-stretch leather belt on my 2x72 and if it handles the work then I will make more as needed. Anything from the little 1x30 up to the 2x72, plus a bonus feature I am keeping under wraps for now but is a little icing on the cake. So far the leather strop for 2" drum sanders makes stropping a swivel knife and other leather working tools a pleasure. Maybe I should be selling them?