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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/628?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/641?lang=nl>
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When one wants to cut the top layer of the soil, one usually uses a hoe. In hard or stony soil, this two-pronged tool is used, which consists of two heavy (approx. 20 cm by 2 cm), sharp teeth that are attached at right angles or at an angle to a straight handle. See also the flat pick. [MOT]
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This pottery turning hook is a manual tool with a right angle blade (approx. 2 cm by 0.5-1 cm) that can take different shapes: rectangular with or without rounded corners, triangular, etc. It can be made entirely of metal or have a wooden handle . There may also be a spatula-shaped blade at the other end. The turning tool is used by the potter to update the shape of a turned pot while turning. If it is held against the pot, a certain amount of clay is cut off. [MOT]
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/868?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/836?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/88?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/83?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/835?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/895?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/930?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/840?lang=nl>
Absinth spoon
Spoon made of silver-plated, tin-plated or nickel-plated metal - approx. 15 to 18 cm long - with holes used to sweeten absinthe. In the spoon - which is placed horizontally on a glass of absinthe - some sugar is placed and sprinkled with water. Another model is a spoon without holes, the handle of which is interrupted by a surface with holes. After the absinthe has been sugared, you can stir it with a spoon. [MOT]
Adjustable die
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/adjustable-die?lang=nl>
Adjustable spanner
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/adjustable-spanner?lang=nl>
Aerator shoe
You can aerate a small lawn while walking by using these aerator shoes. It consists of iron or plastic soles under which iron nails (approx. 5 cm) are attached. You attach the soles under your shoes. Other means to aerate the lawn are a spike or a lawn aerator (roller). [MOT]
Aglet pliers
The shoemaker fixes the aglet on shoelaces with these pliers. He places this iron band on the lace to prevent it from fraying and to make it easier to thread. The jaws are slightly hollowed out for the curve of the aglet.See also the lace-tag fitter. [MOT]
Alligator wrench
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/alligator-wrench?lang=nl>
Alum stone clip
If you want to rub the skin with alum after shaving, you can clamp the alum stone in a special clip. It has a jaw with a right-angled edge with triangular teeth, which is adjustable by means of a screw. [MOT]
Ampere clamp meter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/ampere-clamp-meter?lang=nl>
Amputating knife
The amputating knife is a large straight knife with a narrow elongated blade (17 to 23 cm long) that cuts on one or both sides. The width of the blade varies between 2 and 3 cm. Today, the one-piece amputating knife uses chromed steel or stainless steel. Before the 19th century the handle was often made of ebony or ivory and the blade made of steel. The cutting blade usually ends in a sharp dagger point, i.e. a point in the longitudinal axis of the blade, or in a rounded cutting end. The surgeon uses this knife to amputate part or all of limbs. The knife easily cuts through the skin, muscles and tendons. The amputating knife is usually used in conjunction with the amputating saw. [MOT]
Amputating saw
Fine saw made of steel, chromed steel or stainless steel, used by the surgeon to cut off or amputate a part of the body. In one model handle and blade consist of one whole. Then the straight saw blade is about 12 cm long and gradually tapers to a pointed end. This amputating saw has a double saw-shaped cut with very fine, sharp tips. Another model amputating saw has a loose, replaceable saw blade about 10 to 33 cm long that is stretched in a metal arc and equipped with a straight handle or a pistol butt. Finally, there is also an amputating saw in the form of a handsaw with a blade approx. 22 to 33 cm long and 4 to 10 cm wide. The blade, which is pointed or rounded, has teeth along its entire length on one side. The amputating saw cuts through the bone and is used together with the amputating knife. See also the Gigli saw. [MOT]
Angular reamer
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/angular-reamer?lang=nl>
Ani-ani
This rice knife is an extremely light (approx. 20-60 gr) knife with which women in Indonesia harvest rice. It has a small (approx. 5-7 cm by 1-2 cm) and very light (max. 5 gr), slightly convex blade, set in a bamboo handle at the top. Transverse to the top of the handle a bamboo stick - sometimes pointed on one side - is placed, which is held in the handle; this makes the knife more comfortable in the hand. Because you have to harvest ear by ear with this knife, it is possible to select the ripe ears in the same field and leave the others standing for a while. [MOT]
Anti-boil device
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Apple corer
The apple corer
Apple grater
Glass or ceramic oblong (approx. 20 cm by 10 cm) dish with studs in the shape of four-sided pyramids at the bottom. You can grate an apple on it to make fruit porridge. You can also use an ordinary kitchen grater. [MOT]
Apple slicer
A kitchen utensil to core an apple and divide it into wedges at the same time. The blades (8 to 14) are positioned like spokes in a wheel (approx. 10 cm in diameter), with the drill as the hub. The circular, aluminum frame has two handles. The apple slicer is placed on top of an apple and pushed down. See also the pineapple wedger. [MOT]
Apple-/potato peeler
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/apple-potato-peeler?lang=nl>
Applicator brush
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/applicator-brush?lang=nl>
Ash shovel
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/ash-shovel?lang=nl>
Ash sieve
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/660?lang=nl>
Asparagus cutter
White asparagus (Asparagus Officinalis Liliaceae, variety Ultilis) are harvested with an asparagus gouge or an asparagus cutter (approx. 60-70 cm long). The latter has a flat leaf that extends towards the end, a leaf with a bent - possibly toothed - tip or a semicircular leaf (approx. 10-12 cm long), which is attached with a long (approx. 40 cm) tang in a wooden handle; the point is sometimes knotted. Asparagus is grown on high beds and is harvested just before the foliage comes to the surface, as when the head is exposed to light it quickly turns blue or green. With an asparagus gouge or knife it is possible to cut the stem close to the rhizome, without damaging these or not yet fully grown neighboring stems. See also the weed digger. [MOT]
Asparagus gouge
White asparagus can be harvested with an asparagus cutter or an asparagus gouge. The latter has a gouge-shaped (approx. 3 cm wide; approx. 10-15 cm long) blade that is attached to a wooden handle with a long (approx. 20 cm) tang. White asparagus is grown on high beds and harvested just before the foliage comes to the surface, because when the head is exposed to light, it quickly turns blue or green. With an asparagus gouge or knife it is possible to cut the stem as close to the rhizome as possible, without damaging these or not yet fully grown, neighboring stems. [MOT]
Asparagus peeler
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/asparagus-peeler?lang=nl>
Asphalt rake
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/asphalt-rake?lang=nl>
Auger
The auger is a hand tool for drilling holes, consisting of a crank and a drill or bit. The 20 to 50 cm long handle (see nave borer and pump rip bit) is made of wood, sometimes metal. The auger is used by many woodworkers; hence the variety in names. See also the breast auger, gimlet, bell drill, bung borer, cooper's bung borer, clog maker's drill, first bit.
Automatic spade
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/automatic-spade?lang=nl>
Awl
Hand tool for punching holes in wood (1). It is a round or square, sometimes triangular metal tip of approx. 5-20 cm, which sticks into a wooden or plastic handle of approx. 10-15 cm. The Japanese awl (Japanese: tatsupu horuda) is cone-shaped and resembles the marlingspike. It is about 14 cm long and about 2.5 cm thick and has a wooden handle. In theory, the awl is not struck, except by hand. It is only used to make small and shallow holes, eg for screws. Not infrequently it replaces the scribing point. The basketmaker uses a similar awl, but with a blunt point (see basketmaker's awl). [MOT] (1) To punch holes in leather, the leatherworker uses a shoemaker's awl.
Awl (shoemaker)
This awl is used by leather workers to sew small holes in leather. It is a thin steel awl with a round or triangular cross section. It can be straight or curved. Some models have replaceable needles that can be stored in the handle. See also saddler's wheel pricker and shoemaker's wheel pricker. [MOT]
Axe (felling)
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/axe-felling?lang=nl>
Axle key
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/axle-key?lang=nl>
Baby food pusher
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/baby-food-pusher?lang=nl>
Back saw
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/back-saw?lang=nl>
Bag-frame plier
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/bag-frame-plier?lang=nl>
Baker blade
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/baker-blade?lang=nl>
Bale tie cutter
Hand tool to cut the tensioned twine bands that bind the pressed straw or hay bale by lightly touching it and pulling the tool towards you. The bale tie cutter consists of a triangular blade - often a cutter bar tooth - that sticks into a wooden handle. For the same purpose, other knives, foldable or not, such as the pruning knife, are used. See also the sheaf-knife. [MOT]
Ball cutter
Kitchen utensil with a metal hemisphere (approx. 0.5-3 cm) on one or both ends of a straight handle. With the ball cutter you can turn balls from potatoes, melon, root vegetables, butter, apples and cheese and remove cores from half apples or pears. Often it is combined with other kitchen utensils such as a butter cutter (1). It can be distinguished from the ice cream scoop and from the comedo extractor. See also the bottleopener. [MOT] (1) Eg. BRIDGE & TIBBETTS: 43.
Ball iron (hand)
Shoemakers use the ball iron and egg iron (hand) to apply pressure to the inside of a shoe when something needs to be glued there. The ball iron should not be confused with the training fighting knife and the embossing tool. See also ball iron and egg iron on a stand. [MOT]
Ball iron (stand)/egg iron (stand)/mushroom iron
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