One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A long, heavy plane used in smoothing the edges of roughly planed wood.
- ‘More commonly used planes are referred to as bench planes and include the scrub plane, the smoothing plane, the jack plane and the trying plane.’
- ‘The trying plane has a tighter mouth and is intended for finish cuts and can be used as a jointer for shorter stock.’
- ‘These include bench planes typically referred to by name as jointer or trying planes, fore planes, smoothing planes and jack planes.’
- ‘They appear to have had something of a leaning towards patenting stuff, including jack and trying planes with built in oilstones!’
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