- 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
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Examples from the Web for fore plane
Carpenters, in using the fore-plane, draw it towards them instead of pushing it from them.Foot-prints of Travel
Maturin M. Ballou
The fore-plane or trying-plane is longer and larger than the jack-plane.
But when you gum the small cardboard weight to its fore-plane, the action of the model is changed.
The Wrights were, indeed, astonished at the celerity with which the glider responded to the fore-plane.
If you should use a jack-plane to do the work of a fore-plane, have it ground more squarely across like the fore-plane.