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As you may have read I've been returning to the roots of woodworking by dusting off my hand tools and purchasing a few new planes. An important first step after purchasing a new plane is something called "Fettling", which is a pretentious way of saying prepping the plane by flattening the sole. While there are a few other things that also need to be checked and tweaked, the sole flattening is the biggie. I've successfully used wet/dry silicone oxide sandpaper for this, but the trick has always been finding an uber-flat surface to stick the paper. I was at Woodcraft today and noticed that they are now offering a large slab of granite for this operation, and I can't think of a better solution. Great idea Woodcraft!
This same set-up can be used for sharpening and honing your plane's iron (blade) and your chisels, using a rolling blade guide, so it's a multi-tasker too.
Check it out now at Woodcraft.com, because it's on killer sale through January 2011!