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#1 posted 09-06-2016 01:09 PM

I used 12” granite tiles from the big box store for scary sharpening and flattening short planes for a long time. Still use it for dressing the back of chisels and flattening planes. Here’s the trick… buy about a dozen of the tiles. Pick them at random from as many different boxes as you can. Take them home and use a straight edge to find the flattest one. If you can’t find a flat one, do it again. Now just return all of the ones that weren’t flat.

The reason for picking from different boxes is so hopefully they were processed from different slabs. If all of them you buy came from one dished slab, they’re all gonna be dished to some degree.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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