|Project by Gary Lundgren||posted 03-08-2015 03:41 PM||2087 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
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.