Originally Posted by soporific
Yeah I've read quite a bit, but between the multitude of stones and descriptions I guess I didn't quite get it. With this stone I'd think I'd have to do it hundreds of times to have much effect. I'll keep reading.
From what you described, I don't see any harm. Not sure on the Swix, but white should be a fine diamond stone (600 grit). Rubbing the base edge flat will remove the burrs at the plastic metal edge interface.
This is good.
True, the main resharpening work is from the side edge, but don't worry about smoothing your base edge a bit with a fine stone. Better smooth than burred for a base edge. Unless you work it to death your angle will be fine. Keep working it and after some time you will never need a "shop" again and your skiing should improve as well with good tuning.