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smoothing plane

[′smüth·iŋ ‚plān]
(design engineering)
A finely set hand tool, usually 5.5-10 inches (14-25.4 centimeters) long, for finishing small areas on wood.

smoothing plane

A small fine plane used for finishing.
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Fineberg said that while frictional motion is often thought of as the motion of two bodies against each other, separated by a perfectly smooth plane, in fact, due to the microscopic roughness of sliding surfaces, all of the contact between sliding bodies takes place in only a tiny area.
Using my hatchet and smooth plane I worked one of these blanks into a handle with a perfect grain running the full length of the handle.
At the same time he idealizes her features in the familiar forms of classical Greek art, with the straight nose starting directly from the smooth plane of the curved forehead and the geometric simplicity of the structure of the head.