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post #1 of 3 Old 07-27-2009, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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need a flat surface

I just acquired a new Stanley #4 smoothing plane, but it needs to have the sole flattened and trued up. I don't have anything flat enough over sufficient length that I can use to lap the sole against. Does anyone have a suggestion for where I can get something long enough to lap this kind of plane? A nice long piece of 1/2" float glass would be perfect, but I don't know where to buy such a thing without having to order a huge pane which is way more than I need.

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Have any stone counter fabricators nearby? A small piece of marble or granite outta work
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What MD said. Find a local granite shop in your area and they should be able to fix you up with a sink cutout. They usually throw most of those pieces away. Should be flat enough for you to flatten that plane amongst other things.
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