Definition of smoothing plane in English:

smoothing plane


  • A small plane for finishing the surface of wood.

    • ‘Relatively few molding planes have been found compared to the number of plank match planes, tongue and groove, bench and smoothing planes.’
    • ‘A final photograph shows a less common tool, a wide smoothing plane constructed of heavy rosewood.’
    • ‘For instance, Sellens mentions that ‘Ohio Tool Company listed no less than forty-one different smoothing planes in their 1901 catalog.’’