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??? What are these question marks doing here? These represent tools which we know by a Dutch or French term, but for which we couldn't find a proper English term. Suggestions for a name are always welcome!

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Wooden or metal wedge - today made of plastic - usually with a concave top surface and a wooden handle or a metal bracket. The stop block is placed against the wheel of a vehicle to slow down or stop it. Implements for the railways are made according to plan from oak or elm; the stem (approx. 90 cm), made of ash or acacia (1). [MOT] (1) ''Kleine houten voorwerpen'': 3.
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These wrought iron pliers are used to pull out posts. In hop cultivation, this tool is used in combination with a lever to pull the stakes out of the ground every year. To be distinguished from the stone cutter's scissors. See also this associated tool. [MOT]
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For more technical information about this hand tool of the osier worker, see the dutch version of this page. [MOT]
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Monoxil (usually beech or willow) knife-shaped hand tool to rid the stone form of the remnants of clay and sand after each stone made. Sometimes a piece of iron was used for the same purpose. [EMABB]
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During surgery, the doctor can pull certain parts of the body towards him with these claw forceps. The jaws end in sharp inward-facing hooks that interlock like two teeth. Often these pliers can be locked in different positions by means of a bracket and hooks. The two parts can be easily separated for cleaning. [MOT]
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These automotive pliers allow you to hold, tighten or loosen something. One of the arms can be moved sideways to obtain a larger opening width. These pliers are often in the tool bag in the car. [MOT]
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The optician can easily hold spectacle lenses with these spectacle forceps. The jaws consist of two round plates, which are covered with rubber on the inside. This way, the glasses are not damaged and you have a better grip on them. One jaw is mounted on a spring, so that the pressure is applied more gently to the glass. This jaw can also move slightly up or down. The other jaw is slightly larger and hollow on the inside for the convex side of the glass. A spring opens the pliers automatically. [MOT]
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This mason's tool is an elongated wedge-shaped iron with a sharp edge that the mason uses to cut bricks to size by hitting it with brick hammer. Often the man clamps the stone between his knees (1). The tool is very similar to the farrier's toe knife. [MOT]
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The plumber uses this S-shaped blunt chisel, often with a curved cut, to drive lead and work, i.e., fluffed ropes, into the collar of a cast iron pipe so that it is watertight. It is struck with a hammer. [MOT]
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This bit consists of a metal pipe (diameter approx. 0.5-1 cm) - sharp on one end and with a handle or a crank on the other end - to cut circles, hearts, etc. as decoration on the clogs. It is pushed onto the clog, never beaten like the leatherworker's punch. [MOT]
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The bag binder is primarily used, among others by the farmer and the miller, to close (large) bags with a thin (approx. 1 mm) iron wire that is provided with a loop at both ends where the hook-shaped end of the bag binder is picked up. . By pulling the (spring back) handle over the screw thread, the binding wire is twisted together. The steel bender also uses the bag binder to bind the reinforcing bars - eg floor slabs - together into a net. A wire is tied around every intersection. [MOT]
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This weeding finger cot is a metal sleeve (approx. 10 cm long) with a rounded plate at the bottom, which can be slid over the index finger and with which weeds and moss can be removed. It is especially suitable for working between tiles and stones or when there is little space between the plants. See also the gardener's moss scraper. [MOT]
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Round bucket that widens upwards (diam. Approx. 20-30 cm) made of wood, (galvanized) iron or plastic, attached to a long (approx. 200 cm) wooden handle. This tool is used to draw water, also manure from the cesspool. To be distinguished from the liquid manure scoop used to scoop out of the bear tub. [MOT]
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With the manually pulled trail cultivator (1), the soil is lifted up to a fairly great depth (approx. 7-15 cm) and opened up and the weeds growing on it are loosened. It is also used to break clods. The working part, usually adjustable in width, consists of an odd number of curved iron teeth with a triangular point. It is screwed to an iron handle of approx. 120 cm, the end of which (approx. 25 cm) is bent and has a crossbar (approx. 35 cm). See also the hand cultivator. [MOT] (1) There are also trailed cultivators that are pulled by a horse.
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Light hand hook with a series of short teeth on a plate of about 4-6 cm. The jute or wood handle may or may not be perpendicular to the working part. This hook moves "most bagged goods, except more refined sugar, fine seeds, ground pumice, fine sulfur and similar goods" (1). See also the cotton hook. [MOT] (1) JANSE: 27.