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planing

 [pla´ning]
1. abrasion of disfigured skin to promote reepithelization with minimal scarring; done by mechanical means (dermabrasion) or by application of a caustic (chemabrasion). See also plastic surgery.
root planing smoothing of the root surface of a tooth after subgingival scaling or débridement.

der·ma·bra·sion

(dĕrm'ă-brā'zhŭn)
Operative procedure used to remove acne scars or pits performed with sandpaper, rotating wire brushes, or other abrasive materials.
Synonym(s): planing.
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Planing against the grain will cause the blade to catch and tear or splinter the wood.
Work from the short side to the long side of the miter to avoid planing against the grain.
Continue planing in this manner until you achieve the desired radius.