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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 08:49 PM

Lillysdad asked about flattening a stone in another thread. And I said I would try it and report.
The tile I had was a mirror image of the one shown in the video. Where his was flat with glue channels, mine has ridges where the glue channels were and depressions for glue.
While it works it is slower than I expected.
But I took a sheet of 220 grit. Silicone Carbide wet/dry sandpaper laid it on the table with a few drops of water I flattened the Arkansas stone in about 10 minutes per side. Was cupped pretty good.
I did not go for dead flat, machinist square held up to a light showed just a sliver of light under it in the middle.
Close enough for me, but 4-5 minutes more would have got it dead flat.
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Posted September 09, 2015 - 06:48 AM

Thanks JD. That's quicker than I would have thought.



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Posted September 09, 2015 - 02:34 PM

Thanks JD. That's quicker than I would have thought.

That was my thought too. While I have no doubt a tile with more contact surface than the one I had would work well,.
If you have not yet bought one, I would try the silicon carbide sandpaper first, your talking cents instead of dollars.
If you had to remove a lot you could use a courser grit to start. I just grabbed what I had in the garage.




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