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block plane

noun, Carpentry.
a small plane for cutting across the grain.
Origin of block plane
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Since the block-plane is intended chiefly for use on end grain, no cap is needed to break the shavings.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • Considerable practice is necessary to handle the block-plane well.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • Shape these ends with the draw-knife, spokeshave, or block-plane.

  • The block-plane makes a quite good substitute for a smoothing-plane for amateur work and is a very useful little tool.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • Where both hands are free to hold the plane, the block-plane has no advantage over a smooth-plane, even on end grain.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • This can be regulated by adjusting the toe in the block-plane, and by moving the frog in the jack- and smooth-planes.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • The piece to be planed with the block-plane may be held either in the vise, end up, or on a bench-hook, Fig. 109.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • A block-plane is made which can, by means of a detachable side, be used as a rabbet-plane.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • The block-plane, held in the right hand, is placed on its side on the bench facing toward the work.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for block-plane

block plane

a carpenter's small plane used to cut across the end grain of wood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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