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Granite tile working surface

Purpose of the tile

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Granite tile working surface

Purpose of the tile

I often needs durable, perfectly flat, soft or hard and easy to clean surface. Once I seen a 12″ × 12″ granite tile in a building shop, and I got an idea: This would be a perfect tool for my workshop desktop or for weigh down while bonding. I decided to buy two as a sample, one for less than $2.

I left the shiny surface as it is. The rough side became the soft anti slip side after bonding of a thick foam rubber pad using the permanently adhesive UHU Spray Adhesive 3 in 1 (UHU Sprühkleber 3 in 1). And finally, protection of edges with leatherette made the tool nicer and prevents accidental scrathing of stuff I am working with. Spray adhesive is not a good glue for edges. Use a standard contact adhesive (e. g. Pattex Repair Extreme).

I also made a second tile in the same way, but used a non-foam rubber. It has a worse anti-slip properties, but it is an ideal surface for cutting. (Yes, it will slowly degrade, but the used adhesive will allow to replace it once it will be needed.)

The tile is a cheap and very useful universal tool in my workshop, especially if I have two such tiles and large clips that allow higher pressure while bonding.

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granite side

foam rubber side

leatherette on the edge