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Graining comb
Steel comb with long (approx. 2.5-5 cm), flat and relatively flexible teeth, which is used by the house painter to imitate wood. Often there is a series of combs, all made of steel and of different widths (approx. 2.5-10 cm), with fine (approx. 1 mm) and coarse (approx. 3 mm) teeth, packed in a tin box. There are also painters' combs whose teeth are much firmer and are set in a wooden handle; these combs are used for marble. [MOT]
Grain shovel
The grain shovel is a wooden shovel (approx. 150 cm long) used to stir the grain and to scoop it into the winnowing machine and bags. See also grain scoop and grain scoop bin. To be distinguished from the mould board shovel. [MOT]
Grafter's froe
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/grafters-froe?lang=nl>
Grape knife
A miniature pruning knife (approx. 15 cm) with a short blade (approx. 4-5 cm) with which grapes are harvested. Not infrequently, the end of the suture forms a ring where the little finger can be inserted. The knife is mainly used in the Bordelais area. [MOT]
Grain scoop
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/grain-scoop?lang=nl>
Stone-dressing axe
Axe-shaped tool with one, usually two axe-shaped, straight cutting edges that are in the same plane as the handle (approx. 40-60 cm), for working natural stone. The cutting edge has an angle between 10 ° - for working soft stone types - and 40 ° for hard stone types. The stonemason uses this dressing axe mainly to remove the excess material from soft stones. It is also used to flatten natural stone after it has been roughly worked with the stone-dressing pick or the pointed chisel, as well as in finishing to give the stone a ribbed appearance (see also charring chisel). [MOT]
Hay knife
The hay knife has a 50 to 100 cm long blade with cut, which can be serrated; when teeth are present, it is called a hay saw. Both the knife and the saw serve to cut compressed hay, but also manure or silage forage, into pieces with a vertical movement. [MOT]
Hinge chisel
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/hinge-chisel?lang=nl>
Hedge shears
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/hedge-shears?lang=nl>
Hay hook
Hand tool used by the farmer to move bales of straw. It is a hook-shaped iron with a ring as a handle. Distinguishable from the cotton hook which is lighter and usually shorter. [MOT]
Hollow auger
This text can only be consulted in Dutch. [MOT]
Hardie
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/hardie?lang=nl>
Hat brush
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/hat-brush?lang=nl>
Honey strainer
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/honey-strainer?lang=nl>
Head knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/head-knife?lang=nl>
Hoe
Agricultural and horticultural tool with a rectangular, semicircular, triangular or heart-shaped blade that lies diagonally opposite the wooden straight handle. The angle between blade and stem varies from 30 ° to 80 °. The blade can be covered with wood or iron. Usually the stem is half long (approx. 100-120 cm) and the hoe is used standing; however, there are also hoes with a shorter handle (approx. 50-60 cm) that require you to bend down or get on your knees (1). Dimensions and weight vary greatly and are adapted to the destination. For example, chopping is used to work the soil, to ridge potatoes (see also hand ridger), to harvest potatoes (see also potato lifting fork and potato harvester), plant trees, dig trenches, etc. Osiers and meadow farmers deepen and widen the trenches after each harvest (see this osier worker's tool) with a hoe. The handle (approx. 1 to 2 m) and blade are connected here by means of a D-shaped ring, a spring and a bolt. The cut is slightly curved. In the...
Hay fork / bundle fork
The hay fork is a fork with 2 to 3 - sometimes four - round or square, pointed, slightly curved, iron or steel tines (approx. 15-30 cm; spacing: approx. 7-20 cm), which have a straight wooden handle of varying length (approx. 100-300 cm). Sometimes it is also a monoxil fork-shaped branch (1). The farmer prefers a steel hay fork with two tines, to put the sheaves on the cart at harvest time or to stick it from the cart in the attic. The one with three teeth or the wooden bundle fork is often used to turn the hay (see also the hay rake). There is also a double model with a row of 3 tines at the bottom and a row of 2 tines at the top to collect the hay into bales. [MOT] (1) Eg. ROBERT: 8-20.
Hoof cleaning knife
Hand tool that the blacksmith uses to trim horses' hooves. It usually has a slightly curved blade that is bent at the end and that cuts its entire length. (Compare with the beam scribe, the timber scribe, the cooper's timber scribe and the clog maker's timber scribe). That blade sticks in a wooden handle that is often bent upwards. Excess horn is cut away with the knife. With the bent end - which also cuts - impurities on the inside of the hoof can be removed. There are models for both left and right-handed users (1). See also the horseman's folding knife. [MOT] (1) Eg. Encyclopédie 1740-80, volume 13: s.v. Marechal ferrant.
Grass hook
The grass hook is used by the gardener and do-it-yourselfer to cut some grass and weeds on small areas. It is a small scythe consisting of a slightly curved sharp steel blade (approx. 30-40 cm) with a wide back and ending in a point, which is fixed at right angles to a wooden handle (approx. 10-80 cm). The scythe with short handle is used stooping with one hand; the one with a long, usually straight handle is held with both hands and used while standing. Sometimes the long stem has a slight kink about 12 inches from the tip. See also the grass whip. [MOT]
Hook and side tool
This hook and side tool is one of the most commonly used chisels of the turner and serves to smooth a piece on the lathe. [MOT]
Hay spade
With a hay spade (1) you can cut off strongly compressed hay (see also hay knife). Afterwards it can be processed further with the hay fork. The hay spade is to be distinguished from the flauchter spade. [MOT] (1) proper name unknown.
Hoof nipper
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/hoof-nipper?lang=nl>
Honey dipper
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/honey-dipper?lang=nl>
Knife sharpener
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/knife-sharpener?lang=nl>
Knife cleaner
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/knife-cleaner?lang=nl>
Key for safety fuse type DIAZED
More technical information on our dutch pages. See also these safety fuse pliers. [MOT]
Jack plane
The Jack plane is a planer with a square, 50-60 cm long block, with handle, without turning chisel. It is the first plane used to smooth a piece of wood. Since it is intended for rough work, the edge of its chisel is slightly rounded. Then the wood is processed with a jointer plane. [MOT]
Knife (square paving-tile maker)
With this knife, the tile maker cuts off the excess clay around the tile mould.The hand tool consists of a thin rectangular trapezoidal iron blade with a cylindrical wooden handle at the top of the short side. The cut is always longer than the mould.This knife is not used for cutting, but is pushed diagonally forward and down along the side of the tile mould. [EMABB]
Jigger
Read the article on continental jiggers of the carriage maker.
Knife board
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/knife-board?lang=nl>
Key for soil auger
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/key-for-soil-auger?lang=nl>
Key for cream seperator
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/key-for-cream-seperator?lang=nl>
???
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/kolkschep?lang=nl>
Lace cutting knife
This hand tool resembles a rectangular stopping knife, but has a stiff blade ending at a 45 ° cutting angle. The leather worker, especially the shoemaker, uses the knife to split, plane, or bevel leather, depending on how he holds the knife. When splitting, the blade is held horizontal to cut into the thickness of the leather. When planing or cutting diagonally, the knife is held at an angle to the leather surface. As far as its purpose is concerned, the knife can be compared to a shoe knife. The tool can be distinguished from the skiver. [MOT]
Jewelers' hammer
The jeweler's hammer is a small (approx. 15-25 cm) and light (approx. 50-100 g) hammer. The head (approx. 7-10 cm) has one wedge-shaped end and one circular or square (approx. 1 cm). The handle is made of wood. Another model is all-metal with a short, round handle. The goldsmith uses this hammer to perform very fine and precise work, such as embossing. [MOT]
Hog ring pliers
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/kramtang?lang=nl>
Lamp trimmer
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/lamp-trimmer?lang=nl>
Ladle
Soup, sauce, batter and the like are stirred and scooped with a ladle. It has a bowl-shaped metal blade on a straight long handle that often ends in a hook or eye. Sometimes the ladle has a wooden handle. The handle is long to reach the bottom of a deep pan. The size varies (approx. 8-16 cm diameter; approx. 25-63 cm long). To be distinguished from the lead spoon. [MOT]
Insinglass besom
Insinglass besom (1). The description is only available in dutch. [MOT] (1) Proper name unkown.
Lace-tag fitter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch. See also the aglet pliers. [MOT]
Lard press
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/lard-press?lang=nl>
Larding needle
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/larding-needle?lang=nl>
Lard kettle
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/lard-kettle?lang=nl>
Larding pin
To pull small strips of bacon through lean roast, you can use a larding needle or a larding pin. The latter has a long (approx. 30-40 cm) and narrow semi-cylindrical shaped blade with a sharp point, fixed in a wooden or plastic handle. A strip of bacon or some chilled fat is placed in the tray after the larding pin has been cut right through the meat. When you pull back the larding pin, it is turned over and the fat is left in the meat. The larding pin used on large cuts of meat would have a spring and lever to cut the strips and hold them in place (1). The trussing needle and larding pin are kept in a typical set of 2 needles and 12-15 awls of different sizes (2). [MOT] (1) "Nouveau Larousse ménager": 693. (2) CHANCRIN & FAIDEAU: 736.
Laundry tongs
Hot laundry could be safely removed from the washing kettle with these laundry tongs. They were usually made of (beech) wood because it does not stain, is light and cheap. The metal parts such as the spindle or spring were often made of copper, because the tongs were certainly not allowed to rust. However, there are also iron and rubber or plastic laundry tongs. [MOT
Laundry beater
In the past, the actual washing was done after the laundry was cooked. The lye and the already dissolved dirt, as well as the last stains had to be removed with soap. This was done by hand alone, on a washboard or with a laundry beater (approx. 30 by 10 cm). The latter is a wooden chip-shaped beater - to be distinguished from the cork driver and the iron beater - with which the laundry was tapped, which was placed on a stone or shelf. [MOT
Jointer plane
The jointer plane is a plane up to one meter long with a turning chisel, a handle and sometimes a horn. It serves to plan perfectly smooth long pieces already worked with the jack plane. Sometimes one or two cross poles are attached on or in the block in order to be able to work in pairs: one craftsman pushes, another pulls. Sometimes a rope is tied to the front crossbar. Because this plane has to do fine work, the angle of the chisel is quite large and the space for the cut is small. The latter is completely straight, only the corners are rounded so as not to leave any traces. [MOT]
Joiner's mallet
Wooden, rectangular hammer with short handle, usually made of beech or vinegar. Sometimes the head may be slightly bowed. The carpenter uses this hammer for various hammering or chiselling work, to close mortise and tenon joints, etc.See also the joiner's hammer. [MOT]
Last hook
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/last-hook?lang=nl>
Laundry scrubber
This text on the laundry scrubber can only be consulted in Dutch. [MOT]