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plane iron

noun, Carpentry.
the blade of a plane.
Origin of plane iron
1575-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Do not drag the plane-iron over the work in returning it for another stroke, as it will dull its edge.

    The Boy Craftsman A. Neely Hall
  • Loosen the plane-iron cap and screw it down at right angles to the plane iron, also reverse the tool rest as shown in the sketch.

  • The natural tendency of the plane-iron is to split the wood in front of the iron in such cases (Fig. 628).

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • This helps to counteract the result of any tendency to tip the plane to one side or any inaccuracy in setting the plane-iron.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • But look out for your fingers when you do this, for a plane-iron in this position has a great appetite for finger-tips.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler

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