from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cutting-iron of a plane. Plane-irons are made either double or single, and are armed with a steel cutting edge.


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  • ‘Sol Chickerel?’ said the man addressed, as he touched his plane-iron upon the oilstone.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • In this form, the cutter or plane-iron, tho still wedge-shaped, was reversed, being made heavier at the cutting edge in order to facilitate fastening it in the wooden plane-stock by means of the wooden wedge.

    Handwork in Wood

  • This new shape rapidly became the standard form of the tool with later variations chiefly related to the adjustability of the plane-iron and sole.

    Woodworking Tools 1600-1900

  • They were good workmen, though neither had ever handled such a thing as a plane or saw in his life -- everything was done either with a hatchet or a _toki_ -- a plane-iron or a broad chisel lashed to a wooden handle in such a manner that it was used as an adze.

    The Strange Adventure Of James Shervinton 1902

  • 'Sol Chickerel?' said the man addressed, as he touched his plane-iron upon the oilstone.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • The shavings flew right and left; till at last the plane-iron came bump against an indestructible knot.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • The invention consists in a novel and improved mode of adjusting the plane-iron to regulate the depth of the cut of the same, in connection with an adjustable cap, all being constructed and arranged in such a manner that the plane-iron may be "set" with the greatest facility and firmly retained in position by the adjustment simply of the cap to the plane-iron, after the latter is set, and the cap also rendered capable of being adjusted to compensate for the wear of the "sole" or face of the plane stock.

    Woodworking Tools 1600-1900

  • a wooden wedge to hold in place the "plane-iron", as the cutter was formerly called.

    Handwork in Wood

  • Some of these names, as "plane-iron," are survivals from the days of the wooden plane and are obviously unsuitable now.]

    Handwork in Wood


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