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Clippers for horses
Clog maker's adze
Clog maker's heel knife
Clog maker's drill
Closer's hammer
Full metal shoemaker's tool (min. 13 cm long) with a swollen, cylindrical center piece; one end is circular, the other wedge-shaped. The middle part acts as a handle. The rapping hammer is used to smooth seams, by tapping one end and rubbing with the other, and to smooth wrinkles on the last. See also the seam rubber. [MOT]
Clog maker's mallet
The clog maker's hammer is a heavy, round wooden hammer with a short handle. It is used to hit the clog maker's gouge and thus roughly cut out the interior of the clog. [MOT]
Closer's welt plough
Clogger's hollowing knife
Clog maker's sole knife
Clothes beater
In order not to wear out the clothes by daily brushing, the dust can be knocked out. This was done with a wicker clothes beater (1), comparable to the carpet beater, or a kind of whip with mostly leather straps, which also served to knock out cushions. See also the clothes brush. [MOT] (1) Translation of the dutch word 'kleerklopper'. The proper name in english is yet unknown.
Club hammer
Heavy metal hammer (up to 15 kg) with long handle (up to approx. 80 cm) suitable for various purposes. This tool is used by many craftsmen, the quarry worker uses it to drive wedges into the rock. It can be distinguished from the mash hammer which is lighter and has a shorter handle. [MOT]
Clog maker's timber scribe
Hand tool that is very similar to the timber scribe and the beam scribe and is used by the clog maker to decorate the clogs. See also hoof cleaning knife. [MOT]
Combination pliers
Comedo extractor
Coal scoop (brickmaker)
During the firing of bricks in a ring kiln, small amounts of coal are added from above (see also coal funnel). This is done with a semi-cylindrical coal shovel.. See also coal scoop and coal shovel. [MOT]
Cold Chisel
Clog maker's toe knife
Cookie cutter
Coal shovel
Shovel with broad blade and sloping edges, fitted with a wooden D-handle. The coal shovel is used by the coal merchant for shoveling coal. See also the charging shovel. [MOT]
Commander (basket maker)
For more technical information on this hand tool of a basket maker, you can visit the dutch version of this page. [MOT]
Cooper's bow compass
Cooper's bung-borer
Cooper's handle-scraper
Primarily a painter's tool, the handle-scraper is sometimes used to scrape wood smooth, to clean the interior of a barrel, to finish pottery products, etc. It is usually a triangular metal plate (5-14 cm) with a metal rod in the middle of the surface that sticks into a wooden handle. One of the sides can be arcuate. The tool differs from the cooper's inshave drawing knife in that the direction of the blade and that of the machined part are perpendicular to each other. See also the putty scraper for glass and the foam scraper. [MOT]
Concreter's nippers
Cooper's sun plane
Cooper's chiv
Cooper's trussing adze
Cooper's stoup plane
Cooper's inshave drawing knife
Cooper's timber scribe
Cork cutter sharpener
Cork borer
Cooper's howel adze
Corking machine
Cotton hook
Hand tool that can be used to move bales. It may be a metal S-shaped hook (approx. 20 cm long; approx. 300 gr) with a wooden T-shaped handle, similar to the wood hook and the box hook. It can also be a double crochet. See also this cargo hook. [MOT]
Corner brace
Crate axe
Some bulky or fragile goods are transported in wooden crates. Sometimes a nail extractor, but usually a crowbar is used to open them. The latter is sometimes combined with an ax and a hammer; it then becomes a crate ax. There are several models of that composite tool. In general, it is made entirely of iron and weighs 0.4-0.8 kg. The handle continues above the ax and the hammer; he forms a crowbar there. Sometimes a drop-shaped hole is drilled in the stem or a notch in the blade of the ax to pull out long nails. [MOT]
Crow wheel
The crow wheel is a shoemaker's tool (approx. 12-14 cm) that consists of a small (approx. 1 cm diameter; a few millimeters wide) wheel with a motif that is fixed in a copper U-shaped bracket and a wooden handle. After it has warmed up, it is rolled over the center of the shoe sole to create a decorative line pattern there. [MOT]
Corner-rounding plane (Japanese)
The Japanese corner-rounding plane (1). (1) ODATE: 118.
Counter punch
Crow bar
The crow bar is a metal round or flat bar of approx. 25-105 cm, with a slightly curved split end, the claw, to pull out nails. The internal edges of the slit are usually chamfered for easier nail grasping. The bottom end of some large models is curved C-shaped to pull out longer nails. The other end of the crow bar is often forged flat to break open boxes. The Japanese crowbar (Japanese: kajiya) differs in shape from the western model. It has two right-angle claws. On the curved side there is a flat striking surface on which one can hit with the hammer. To remove nails, the upholsterer and shoemaker use a small crow bar, the pin lifter with wooden handle. The furrier uses a comb-shaped tool. The crow bar can be distinguished from the handspike and the pinch bar. See also crate axe.
Crucible tongs
Crucible tongs are metal tongs with relatively long arms (approx. 10-40 cm) and convex curved jaws, with which the melting pot can be removed from the fire. Large versions of crucible tongs are also used in founding metals like bronze to pour the molten metal into the mould. These tools are 2 to 4 meters long and must be handled with two people (1). [MOT] (1) One also speaks of 'foundry ladle' or 'bull ladle'. See SELLENS, 270.
Curved knife
The curved knife of a basket maker is very similar to the pruning knife but with a fixed and usually shorter (5-8 cm) blade. It is used just like the pruning knife by the basketmaker to cut a twig (1) (see also pruning shears); by the plumber and roofer to cut lead sheets (2); by the saddler to cut out leather. A curved knife is also used for cutting oilcloths. See also the linocutter and pocket knife. [MOT] (1) A basket maker's cleaver cut in the suture of the curved knife is exceptional (BOUCARD: 81). (2) Also called plumber's knife or lead knife (VAN HOUCKE 1901-1902: 450). It is usually a folding knife.
Curve plane
Curling iron
Monoxile stick tapering towards the end with a straight handle (approx. 30 cm) - distinguishable from the glove stick - intended for applying corkscrew curls in the hair. After a first shaping of the lock with a curling iron, it is curled and turned around the curling stick. The strand twisted around the stick is brushed, from top to bottom and in the same direction. When the curling stick is pulled out of the hair, the lock is turned into a pipe curl. [MOT]
Curd harp
Curd harp to stir the cheese curd to become dryer after it has been cut with the curd knife. For a desciption of this tool, see the dutch version of this tool page. [MOT]
Digging fork
A digging fork is used to work or crumble stony or strongly cohesive (clay) soil and to dig in manure. In the (vegetable) garden, unlike the garden spade, the roots of the plant are less damaged when transplanting with the digging fork. For the same reason, the gardener also prefers this tool for sticking out creepers and shrubs. A slightly wider and longer fork is used as a potato lifting fork. See also the little digging fork. [MOT]
Diamond cleaver
The cleaver splits the diamond crystal with this knife. It is made of steel and can be of different sizes and weights. It is rectangular in shape, approx. 3 by 10 cm, and weighs approx. 70 gr. The blade should not be sharp as it should split and not cut. Before splitting, a cut is made in the stone with a sharp diamond or laser. The notch must be V-shaped. Then the cleaver is placed against one of the sloping sides of the kerf. With the splitter hammer, an iron bar of 20 to 30 cm or a wooden hammer, you give a short blow to the cleaver to divide the stone into two pieces. The aim is to give the rough diamond a good shape, so that it can then be sawn and / or cut. [MOT]