from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In carpentry, a plane intermediate in length and use between the jack-plane and the long plane. See cuts under plane.
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Every carpenter who shaves with a fore-plane borrows the genius of a forgotten inventor.
These four planes, the jack-plane, the fore-plane, the jointer, and the smooth-plane, are essentially alike, and directions for the use of one apply to all.
The _fore-plane_, 22 "to 26" long, and the _jointer_, 28 "to 30" long, are large planes, similar to the jack-plane, except that the cutting edge is straight.
"The tongue of his fore-plane whistles its wild ascending lisp;" or how lovingly listened to the nocturne of the mockingbird to have turned it into words in "A Word out of the Sea"!
Carpenters, in using the fore-plane, draw it towards them instead of pushing it from them.
For school use, where the jack-plane is used for all purposes, the cutter is usually ground almost straight and only the corners rounded as in the smooth-plane and the fore-plane. [
This photograph shows clearly the hinged ailerons fixed at the extremities of the plane-ends for maintaining lateral stability: also the rear elevating plane (which acts in conjunction with the fore-plane mounted on outriggers at the front of the machine) and the twin rudders.]