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Axle key
Automatic spade
Baby food pusher
Ash shovel
Barking shovel
The barking shovel serves to cut off some strips of bark and the twigs of felled conifers.   The tree is on the ground, the lumberman puts the cut on the trunk, on the thick side, takes the handle or the globe in his right hand, the shaft in his left and pushes the tool forward. The sphere makes the tool heavier and provides a better grip. The shaft is about one meter long. The barking shovel can be distinguished from the large barking iron and the bill hook. The first has a blunt and much less broad blade. Its handling is different: the barking shovel slides along the trunk, the barking iron is pushed sideways between wood and bark. The bill hook has a shorter and less broad blade on a much longer shaft. [MOT]
Band cutter
Stock managers use the band cutter to easily open film-sealed pallets. The plastic handle is quite thin (approx. 1 cm) and bends inwards at the end. The tip of the bent-in end is flat and pointed. The cutting part of the band cutter is a sturdy razor blade (approx. 2 by 4 cm) that is replaceable. It is securely clamped in the knife handle. The pointed tip of the band cutter is hooked behind the plastic foil, then the cutter is pulled in horizontal or vertical movement. This way plastic foils can be cut with ease. [MOT]
Bandage shears
With the bandage shears you can remove plaster or starch bandages. The shears have one blade with a blunt conical end, which is inserted under the bandage; in this way no injuries are caused. The bandage is cut lengthwise and can then be removed. There are light and heavier models (approx. 150-400 g), which can be operated with one or two hands, depending on the dressing to be removed. [MOT]
Basket maker's rapping iron
For more technical information on this hand tool of a basket maker, you can visit the dutch version of this page. See also the commander of a basket maker. [MOT]
Basin wrench
Basket shave
For more technical information on the basket shave of a basket maker, you can visit the dutch version of this page. [MOT]
Beam compass
Battery clamp pliers
Bayonet
Bean knife
Beam scribe
The beam scribe (1) is a manual tool for marking a beam by cutting a groove in it. It consists of a thin metal blade (about 3 / 10-15 cm) bent at right angles at one end, the angle of which cuts. It is often combined with a saw-setting iron; usually this iron is on the opposite end, but sometimes the notches are cut into the blade itself (2); exceptionally the saw-setting iron is positioned between a double scribe (3).The carpenter uses the beam scribe to indicate the location and nature of the operation (sawing, mortising, etc.), sometimes also to number the beams.To be distinguished from the timber scribe, from the clog maker's timber scribe, from the saddler's racer and from the farrier's hoof cleaning knife.See also the scribing point. [MOT](1) WEYNS 1967-68.(2) Eg. LOMBARD & MASVIEL: 117.(3) BISTON-BOUTEREAU-HANUS: 249.
Battery clamp spreader
Before reinstalling the clamps on the poles of, for example, a car battery, it is desirable to first clean them with this battery clamp spreader, i.e. remove the trapped battery acid, and also widen them slightly to ensure that they reach far enough over the battery pole. [MOT]
Beet lifting tongs
The farmer lifts the beets with a beet lifting fork or beet lifting spade. However, when the soil is very moist, these hand tools are of little use. One then uses these beet lifting tongs, which one holds with both hands. [MOT]
Bean hook
A bean hook can be used to remove heavy weeds, shrubs, etc. The tool is very similar to the billhook with hook-shaped blade, but is longer (approx. 50 cm) and narrower (approx. 3 cm). Sometimes a small axe is forged on the back of the blade. [MOT]
Beet lifting fork
Battery post and terminal cleaner
Bee brush
Boot jack
The boot jack is a wooden or metal (now also plastic) tool for easy removal of boots.Usually it consists of a fork-shaped branch or plank (approx. 25-30 cm by 10 cm). Underneath there is a cross wood or a metal support so that the fork or the notch is about 5 cm above the ground. The whole can also be made of metal.The back of the one boot is inserted into the fork-shaped end and the other foot is placed on the board.Another model consists of a plank into which an opening in the shape of a foot has been cut (1).There is also a foldable model where the shelf is hinged in the middle so that it can be taken with you on a journey more easily.The boot jack can be combined with a brush or a boot hook. [MOT](1) ARMINJON & BLONDEL: 336 write that this model can be provided with a hinged long handle that can be grasped as a support.
Board cutter
The board cutter (1) is a hand tool for cutting softboard plates. The shape is reminiscent of a plane, but it is not one. In most models, a guide is provided in the center, in which a blade can be attached at an angle. A hollow space is provided for this purpose. The whole is fastened with lateral screws. Board was a popular building material in the 1950s and 1960s and consists of sheets of pressed fibres, used, among other things, as ceiling panels. With a board cutter one could cut plates to size and cut a bevel to obtain a V-shape between two connected plates. [MOT] (1) The proper name in English is yet unknown.
Boning knife
Raw meat is boned with a boning knife. It has a sturdy, narrow blade (approx. 10-20 cm long) with a wide back and a sharp point. It is attached in a wooden or plastic handle that is usually shaped in such a way that the hand - which becomes greasy during boning - cannot slip on the blade. See also the ham boner. [MOT]
Boathook
Blowing tube
This blowing tube to stir up the fire in a fireplace is not to be confused with the blow pipe (glass blower) or the blow pipe (silversmith).
Bottle-brush
This text about the bottle-brush can only be consulted in Dutch.
Bottom swage
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Clogs that are nailed to a shelf (approx. 30 by 40 cm) and with which the gardener tamps the soil after sowing. The clogs are sometimes replaced by a shelf with straps that you fasten around your shoe; or fitted with ropes held taut by hand (1).The peat-cutter uses such clogs to tamp the spread wet dredge spoil to squeeze the water out before it is distributed with the mud-marking iron.To walk on muddy surfaces, trips are attached under the shoes or boots; there the aim is to increase support. [MOT](1) Eg. CROMPVOETS & VINEYARD ep.2: 169.
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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.
Fagot fork
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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]
Mudguard punch
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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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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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Large wooden rake with wide teeth that are widely spaced, with which the sand heap is regularly worked to allow the sand to dry more quickly. There are also sand rakes (1) with metal teeth, as well as a combination rake and puller. [EMABB] (1) Proper English name yet unknown
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Key for roller skates
Small box spanner combined with two ring spanners or with a screwdriver, with which the roller skater adjusts his skates to his shoes (1). Another model consists of a small (approx. 12 cm) thin double ring spanner. [MOT] (1) These are skates that are attached to the shoes by means of straps.
Stencil brush
Paint brush used in stencil painting to apply the paint in the cut-out areas of the stencil consisting of letters, figures or decorations. You can also spat paint with it, in combination with a spatter sieve. The stencil brush consists of a round and straight-cut brush of firmly short (approx. 2 cm) white pig bristles (width approx. 0.4 - 3.7 cm), partly surrounded by a metal sleeve in which, on the other side, a short (approx. 6 cm) wooden handle sticks. [MOT]
Pestle for food grinder
Wooden pestle used to press food into the funnel of a grinder (e.g. meat grinder, rotary grater, etc.). The pestle always takes the shape of the funnel of the mill it belongs to. There are cylindrical, conical and parallelepiped-shaped pistils. The cone-shaped pestle is distinguishable from the cone-shaped pestle of the potato mash strainer which is smaller and the mould for cardboard boxes. [MOT]
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This porter's tool is a wooden lever with an iron lip for tipping metal barrels. The lip catches the bilge of the barrel. [MOT]