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#1 posted 11-12-2010 09:13 PM

Rich, I recently restored a few planes and flattened the soles with emery paper. I used spray adhesive to attach the sand paper to a sheet of glass. I started at 150 grit if the soles were bad and 180 if it it didn’t need much. I agree with the above poster that you don’t really need a mirror polish but you can get it by just going up to different grits.

I found that using the emery paper didn’t really take all that long. I think I was able to flatten the soles all in less then 30 min. IMO that will work just as well as the stuff in the link you posted.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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