Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plane the iron of which is set very obliquely to the direction in which it is moved, so that it can plane across the grain of the wood.

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Examples

  • The names of the parts of the Bailey block-plane are [6]:

    Handwork in Wood

  • The block-plane was devised for use with one hand, as when it is used by carpenters in planing pieces not readily taken to a vise or in planing with a bench-hook.

    Handwork in Wood

  • 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

  • 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

  • Since the block-plane is intended chiefly for use on end grain, no cap is needed to break the shavings.

    Handwork in Wood

  • Considerable practice is necessary to handle the block-plane well.

    Handwork in Wood

  • 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

  • The _block-plane_, Fig. 108, gets its name from the fact that it was first made for planing off the ends of clap-boards, a process called

    Handwork in Wood

  • The block-plane, held in the right hand, is placed on its side on the bench facing toward the work.

    Handwork in Wood

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