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block plane

noun, Carpentry.
1.
a small plane for cutting across the grain.
Origin of block plane
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • In the block plane there is no cap iron, the cutter or plane iron being placed with the bevelled side up.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • The block was then placed upright in the vise, and the ends planed square with the block plane.

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  • A 15-inch iron jack plane, a 9-inch smoothing plane, and a block plane make a very good combination for a beginning.

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  • Next remove the rest of the wood outside the curved outline with smoothing plane on long sides, block plane on ends.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • The top edge of the legs should be bevelled with a block plane to fit snugly against the under side of the top.

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British Dictionary definitions for block plane

block plane

noun
1.
a carpenter's small plane used to cut across the end grain of wood
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