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fore plane

noun, Carpentry.
a plane, intermediate in size between a jack plane and a jointer plane, used for preliminary smoothing.
Origin of fore plane
First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • On the other hand, the fore plane should invariably be used for straightening the edges of boards, or for fine surfacing purposes.

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
  • The legs should be dressed square and smoothed down with the fore plane to make them perfectly straight.

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
  • The face of the fore plane must be kept perfectly flat on the underside, which should be square with the sides of the plane.

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