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block plane

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  1. block planenoun

    a small plane used on end grains of wood

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  1. Block plane

    A block plane is a small metal-bodied woodworking hand plane which typically has the blade bedded at a lower angle than other planes, with the bevel up. It is designed to cut end grain and do touchup or finish work. It is typically small enough to be used with one hand.

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  1. block plane

    A block plane is a small, handheld woodworking tool used for shaping and smoothing wood. It has a blade set at a lower angle compared to other planes, making it suitable for working on end grain and cross grain. The base, also known as the sole, is flat to assure even contact with the material being worked on. The tool is primarily used for paring end grain, fitting parts, cleaning up corners, and removing thin layers of wood.

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  1. Block plane

    A block plane is a small woodworking hand plane which typically has the iron bedded at a lower angle than other planes, with the bevel up. It is designed to cut end grain and is typically small enough to be used with one hand. According to Patrick's Stanley Blood and Gore, Stanley marketing materials describe the origin of the name of this tool as follows: "A Block Plane was first made to meet the demand for a Plane which could be easily held in one hand while planing across the grain, particularly the ends of boards, etc. This latter work many Carpenters call 'Blocking in', hence the name 'Block' Plane." Tradition also claims that the block plane gets its name from its traditional use to level and remove cleaver marks from butchers' blocks that were built with the end grain facing up. A block plane is frequently used for paring end grain. This is possible because a block plane has its blade set at a shallow bed angle, allowing the blade to slice through end grain more efficiently; furthermore, for this to work, the plane is frequently held at an angle sometimes as much as 45 degrees to the direction of travel, so that the cutting edge slices the wood fibers as they pass from one end of the cutting edge to the other.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of block plane in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of block plane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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