View Full Version : Lapping plate

11-18-2007, 11:46 PM
Here is another thing I picked up with my new chucks. I believe it is a lapping plate, but the grooves are deeper than I would normally expect. It's about 1" thick cast iron, maybe 14x14 or so. Is this a lapping plate?

http://img4.pictiger.com/0ac/13128409_th.jpg (http://baddog.pictiger.com/images/13128409/)

Doc Nickel
11-19-2007, 12:32 AM
It's an early Scrabble board, from back in the days when they made toys to last, rather than out of cheap plastic and pressboard. Looks like it's been used so much all the lettering for "Triple word score" and whatnot have been worn off. :D


11-19-2007, 12:47 AM
Or maybe folks who are SERIOUS about their checkers!

Forrest Addy
11-19-2007, 01:00 AM
Yup it's a lapping plate looks almost unused. It is webbed like asurface plate on the back side? If not chances are it's home brew.

I bet you'll have fun learning how to keep it flat when using it.

11-19-2007, 01:30 AM
Solid backed, and heavy bastige too.

Care to enlighten me on how to keep it flat? I'm assuming the first step it to "qualify" it on my granit (or iron) plate with marking compound. And I know about "figure 8s", at least in principle.

11-19-2007, 01:38 AM
You all got it wrong. It is for playing Go.

Forrest Addy
11-19-2007, 09:46 AM
Its for fencing off the breeding stock from the market stock in yer ant farm.

11-19-2007, 10:46 AM
I've got one, ribbed and in good condition, its 3"x6". Much better than yours though..... I still get to tell people I've got a lapping plate but it takes up way less room in the back of the bottom shelf :D

early Scrabble board, from back in the days when they made toys to last


11-19-2007, 12:58 PM
Hehe, thanks for all the "creative" (liqueur induced hallucination?) uses.

Hey, I could use it for a hot plate. Or set oily stuff on it to drain. Lots of uses... <grin>

11-19-2007, 01:14 PM

I picked up a used lapping plate on Ebay, and had it Blanchard ground to get it flat again.

Lapping plates with grooves are considered "roughing plates", smooth are considered finishing plates.