- a plane for rough surfacing.
Origin of jack plane
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for jack plane
After this is done their edges should be trimmed neatly with a jack-plane.
The outside of the hull can be finished up with a sharp knife and a jack-plane.
The fore-plane or trying-plane is longer and larger than the jack-plane.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
Perhaps if you got a jack-plane and planed the walls off it would suffice.The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces
John Kendrick Bangs
With the jack-plane face one side and one edge perfectly straight and true at right angles.Hand-Craft
John D. Sutcliffe
- a carpenter's plane, usually with a wooden body, used for rough planing of timber
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