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block plane

[′bläk ‚plān]
(design engineering)
A small type of hand plane, designed for cutting across the grain of the wood and for planing end grains.

block plane

block plane
A small plane, held in one hand; the angle of the cutting blade is low (usually about 20°); esp. used to clean up end grain and miters.
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Like any other cutting tool, the block plane does have one major shortcoming: It doesn't work when the blade is dull.
Photos 2 - 5 show some of the ways you can use a block plane to accomplish everyday carpentry tasks.
Open the mouth up to about an eighth of an inch, and a block plane can remove the thirty-second part of an inch at one swipe, with the dean sound of a fingernail drawn across canvas.