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Project by GaryLundgrenCrafts posted 03-08-2015 03:41 PM 2012 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To flatten the sole of my hand planes (and anything else that needs flattened) I use a 1/4” plate glass cut to 4 X 36”. Bought this from my local glass company. Get edges polished so it’s not sharp. I use 80 and 120 grit sandpaper. 80 on one side, 120 on other side. I use the Shopsmith ceramic sandpaper 4 X 36 (at Lowe’s). Cut it at the seam with my shop scissors. Adhere it to the glass with Loctite Spray Adhesive. Coat the glass and the back of sandpaper. Give it 10 minutes then apply the two together.

I use the magswitches (150’s here) to hold the assembly in place as I mentioned in another project post. Put it on top my table saw (contractor or cabinet) with cast iron top (wings are leveled) as it is the flattest surface I have.

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts





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Andre

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#1 posted 03-08-2015 04:25 PM

I just use self adhesive sand paper rolls from auto body shop supply in 180 or 220 grit and roll it right on to cast table saw or my jointer(57”). The 180/220 works well for Krenov wood planes as well. I find a 24” stroke about right for my short arms. LOL

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 03-08-2015 04:39 PM

Thanks for the tips!

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#3 posted 03-08-2015 10:20 PM

I just picked up a 8×24x3/8 inch piece of glass from the box store for $20 for doing this same thing. I was concerned that I could not find a piece 1/2 inch thick, and that the 3/8 inch piece might be too thin. But, if you’re successful with 1/4 inch, then I feel confident in this piece of glass.

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ic3ss

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#4 posted 03-09-2015 01:52 AM

I got a cutoff piece from a local granite countertop company. It’s flat, heavy, hard, and was free.

Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#5 posted 03-09-2015 04:26 AM

What a great idea of using the TS and the magnets to hold it steady

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 03-09-2015 07:13 AM

Perhaps I’ve misunderstood something.
Where exactly is the ”...finished project that is made of wood” here?

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#7 posted 03-09-2015 11:52 AM



...finished project that is made for the “working of wood”

- KnickKnack

*fixed

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#8 posted 03-09-2015 12:00 PM


...finished project that is made for the “working of wood”

- KnickKnack

*fixed

- RPhillips

You seem to have misquoted me, and the site, there, RPhillips.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#9 posted 03-09-2015 02:44 PM

None, but others enjoyed it.

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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