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block plane

n.
A small plane used by carpenters for cutting across the grain of wood.

block plane

n
(Building) a carpenter's small plane used to cut across the end grain of wood

block′ plane`


n.
a small carpenter's plane for cutting across the grain.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.block plane - a small plane used on end grains of woodblock plane - a small plane used on end grains of wood
carpenter's plane, woodworking plane, plane - a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood; "the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work"
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99 With a smoothing plane, block plane and try square, this Faithfull set is perfect for those wishing to take 3-piece carpenter's set: PS29.
I use a small block plane to taper and chamfer the handles.
Of the seven sculptures, three: the Dart, the Block Plane and the Camera, appear disproportionate when compared with the remaining four, the Boat, the Bell, the Tent and the Dodgem which are of a believably realistic size.
A block plane is the smallest, simplest plane, used for light work, smoothing the end grain of boards and shaping small pieces of wood.
Here's a better way: Hold a sharp block plane solidly in one hand and pull the pencil's end at a shallow angle across the blade.
Then, assemble all the tools you need - some flat and star screwdrivers, measuring tape, spirit level, hammer, an electric drill (the cordless type is best) a handsaw, jigsaw and mitre saw, and finally a block plane to smooth off all those sawn edges.
A low-angle, adjustable-mouth block plane is useful for a variety of more finished work, with accuracy down to the nearest sixty-fourth of an inch.
For a similar effect, some woodworkers use a very sharp block plane.