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Hop scuppet
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/hop-scuppet?lang=nl>
Horn file
The horn file (1) is used to work hard wood, horn, ivory or lead by friction. It is a metal straight or curved rod (15-25 / 0.5-3 / 0.5 cm) with deep parallel notches in the width, inserted into a short wooden handle of about 15 cm (2). The tool can be distinguished from the rasp for wood, which has points. [MOT] (1) Proper name unknown. Because the tool is widely used to process horn, we propose this name. (2) See a special model that resembles an iron in ROUBO: 3 pl. 328.
Horse dung hoe
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/horse-dung-hoe?lang=nl>
Horse rasp
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/horse-rasp?lang=nl>
Horse tooth chisel
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/horse-tooth-chisel?lang=nl>
Horseman's folding knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/horsemans-folding-knife?lang=nl>
Humane twitch
The humane twitch are metal or wooden pliers consisting of two levers, which are connected to each other by means of a hinge, a ring or a rope. The two arms are straight or bent. In the former case, the joint ensures that there is space left when the tool is squeezed; so the lip is not squashed. The double arc in the second case serves the same purpose. A rack on one of the arms and a ring on the other make it possible to hold the tool in a certain position; a rope attached to an arm fulfills the same role. The humane twitch pinches the very sensitive upper lip (1) of a horse during treatment to divert the animal's attention and to induce a calming and sedative effect in case of disturbing (e.g. eye care) or painful procedures (cf. nose twitch) (2). [MOT] (1) According to '' Antique medical instruments '': 226 the tongue would be caught, but there seem to be no other traces of that method. (2) From an animal welfare point of view, the nose twitch seems to be preferred to the humane twitch,...
Hunting knife (folding)
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/hunting-knife-folding?lang=nl>
Ice cream scoop
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/ice-cream-scoop?lang=nl>
Ice crusher
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/ice-crusher?lang=nl>
Ice cube tongs
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/ice-cube-tongs?lang=nl>
Ice dagger
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/ice-dagger?lang=nl>
Ice hook
Hand tool used to move the large blocks of ice that are used to keep food and drinks cool. It has an L-shaped metal hook with a pointed and slightly bent end, which is screwed to a relatively long (approx. 30-40 cm) wooden handle. [MOT]
Ice pick
Awl (approx. 20 cm long) used to break large blocks of ice into pieces. The awl is held at an angle of 45 ° and the tip is pushed into the ice to break it. This is continued until flakes of the desired size are obtained. An ice pick can also consist of six shorter awls (about 3 cm) next to each other at some distance so that it has a fork-like shape (1). [MOT] (1) According to BRIDGE & TIBBETTS: 55, this instrument would be used to sculpt ice.
Ice-axe
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/ice-axe?lang=nl>
Icing syringe
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/icing-syringe?lang=nl>
Incising knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/incising-knife?lang=nl>
Increment borer
The age of a living tree can be determined with an increment borer. This hand tool is mainly used by the forest ranger, the arborist and the dendrochronologist. More technical information on the dutch version of this page. [MOT]
Infantry scoop
Infantry scoop of the military. This text can only be consulted in Dutch. [MOT]
Insinglass besom
Insinglass besom (1). The description is only available in dutch. [MOT] (1) Proper name unkown.
Insulation knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/insulation-knife?lang=nl>
Iron (solid metal)
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/646?lang=nl>
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]
Jar opener
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/jar-opener?lang=nl>
Jar wrench
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/jar-wrench?lang=nl>
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]
Jigger
Read the article on continental jiggers of the carriage maker.
Joiner's hammer
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/joiners-hammer?lang=nl>
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]
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]
Key for cream seperator
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/key-for-cream-seperator?lang=nl>
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.
Key for safety fuse type DIAZED
More technical information on our dutch pages. See also these safety fuse pliers. [MOT]
Key for soil auger
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/key-for-soil-auger?lang=nl>
Kitchen scraper
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spatula-kitchen?lang=nl>
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]
Knife board
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/knife-board?lang=nl>
Knife cleaner
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/knife-cleaner?lang=nl>
Knife sharpener
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/knife-sharpener?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]
Lace-tag fitter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch. See also the aglet pliers. [MOT]
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]
Lamp trimmer
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/lamp-trimmer?lang=nl>
Lard kettle
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/lard-kettle?lang=nl>
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>
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.
Last hook
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/last-hook?lang=nl>
Lathing hatchet
The lathing hatchet is a light hatchet - distinguishable from the roofer's hammer - of approx. 750 g with eye and with straight, relatively thin handle (approx. 30 cm), the iron of which, attached by one or two metal supports, ends in a square hammer opposite the blade. The top side of the blade is usually straight. In the underside one (sometimes two) notches is often forged to pull out nails. The cut is straight. Sometimes the whole tool, including the handle, is made of metal; the end of the stem is then placed in leather discs or in a wooden handle. However, these shapes seem to be rare in our regions. [MOT]
Lattice cutter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/lattice-cutter?lang=nl>