Definition of smoothing plane in English:

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smoothing plane


A small plane for finishing the surface of wood.
Example sentences
  • A final photograph shows a less common tool, a wide smoothing plane constructed of heavy rosewood.
  • Relatively few molding planes have been found compared to the number of plank match planes, tongue and groove, bench and smoothing planes.
  • For instance, Sellens mentions that ‘Ohio Tool Company listed no less than forty-one different smoothing planes in their 1901 catalog.’

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