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  • as inlay
  • as inlevel
  • as inshave
  • as insmooth
  • as intrim
  • as ineven
  • as inflatten

synonyms for planing

  • allay
  • alleviate
  • appease
  • assuage
  • calm
  • even
  • flatten
  • flush
  • iron
  • level
  • plane
  • press
  • quiet
  • relieve
  • steam
  • still
  • suppress
  • equalize
  • flatten
  • equate
  • even
  • flush
  • grade
  • lay
  • mow
  • plane
  • press
  • roll
  • smooth
  • smoothen
  • straighten
  • surface
  • even off
  • even out
  • make equal
  • make flat

antonyms for planing

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  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • break
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • upset
  • worry
  • lift
  • neglect
  • rough
  • take
  • roughen
  • jag
  • rough up
  • disproportion
  • imbalance
  • vary
  • break
  • furrow
  • lump
  • roughen
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How to use planing in a sentence

Another invention produced in the same year was Woodworth's machine for planing wood.
INVENTIONBRADLEY A. FISKE
He was planing and polishing a heel, but slowly, without that deftness with which Pan Jzef worked.
MORE TALES BY POLISH AUTHORSVARIOUS
A clock maker of Connecticut secured waste material for making clock boxes from the planing mill of a New York lumber company.
OUR NATIONAL FORESTSRICHARD H. DOUAI BOERKER
Ebonite is best worked as if it were brass, with ordinary brass-turning or planing tools.
ON LABORATORY ARTSRICHARD THRELFALL
A small block of wood is inserted to act as a stop whilst the planing operation is in progress.
WOODWORK JOINTSWILLIAM FAIRHAM
The result will be the same if it is necessary to remove a shaving or two when planing or levelling up the face of the frame.
WOODWORK JOINTSWILLIAM FAIRHAM
The bench-hook is the best device for holding a great deal of small work for sawing and for planing sides, corners, and ends.
MANUAL TRAINING TOYS FOR THE BOY'S WORKSHOPHARRIS W. MOORE
When planing ends, to avoid splitting the far corner, another piece of equal thickness may be put behind the first.
MANUAL TRAINING TOYS FOR THE BOY'S WORKSHOPHARRIS W. MOORE
After planing the two vanes to size, the joint must be laid out with knife and gage lines and cut out with back-saw and chisel.
MANUAL TRAINING TOYS FOR THE BOY'S WORKSHOPHARRIS W. MOORE
To hold a board while planing it very thin, fasten it to another flat board with four wooden pegs.
MANUAL TRAINING TOYS FOR THE BOY'S WORKSHOPHARRIS W. MOORE
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