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Smoothing plane
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/smoothing-plane?lang=nl>
Snail plate
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/snail-plate?lang=nl>
Snow saw
About 50-60 cm long and about 5 cm wide saw with usually very large teeth (1) - compare with the frozen-food knife - with which snow blocks are cut to build an igloo. The length of the hand tool is decisive for the size of the blocks that can be sawn; the width to be able to exert enough force when loosening those blocks (2). Not infrequently, the snow saw is made yourself (3). [MOT] (1) Although long knives without teeth are also used. (2) HAGEN: 56-59. (3) For example PRATER: 82: "use a piece of tempered aluminum alloy about 1/8-inch thick, 2 inches wide and 26 inches long. Attach a wooden handle to one end, leaving 20 inches for the cutting blade. Hacksaw serrations in it for the cutting teeth."
Soap saver
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/soap-saver?lang=nl>
Soap shaver
Flat grater made of sheet iron (approx. 25-35 cm long; approx. 10-12 cm wide), sometimes with a wooden frame, in which fairly large holes have been punched and which is used to grate brown soap for suds. On a flat kitchen grater with grating surfaces with holes of different sizes, one sometimes finds a grater part for soap. [MOT]
Socket wrench
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/socket-wrench?lang=nl>
Sod cutter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/sod-cutter?lang=nl>
Soil auger
Sole knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/sole-knife?lang=nl>
Spade
Spade with long (approx. 30-40 cm) and narrow (approx. 10-17 cm) blade that is slightly curved in relation to a T or D handle (70-95 cm). To make it easier to penetrate into the ground, the edge of the blade is often slightly curved and usually narrows a few centimeters downwards (1). The top is sometimes provided with a footrest to prevent damage to the user's shoe. To prevent the clay soil from sticking to the blade, the latter is dipped into a bucket of water before each stitch; sometimes dents are punched in the concave side of the blade with a hammer. In the 19th century, a wooden, studded blade was also used in light soil in addition to the steel spade (2). Exceptionally, an extension piece is sometimes attached to the top of the blade of the garden spade instead of the sting spade in order to dig deeper (3). A spade is used for digging or digging deep, i.e. working the soil two, three or four stitches deep (4). It is also used to extract peat or to transplant plants or crops with...
Spade (brickmaker)
To dig clay, a spade is used with a short T handle and a small iron blade that is in the same plane as that handle. The stem length is adapted to the user; the length of the blade decreases as the digger digs out the clay deeper (from about 18 to about 12 cm). The worker forcefully pushes the spade into the ground without using his foot. That is why he makes sure that the edge is always sharp and he regularly visits the blacksmith. [EMABB]
Spade mould
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/1104?lang=nl>
Spaghetti tongs
With these tongs you grab the spaghetti from the bowl and put it on the plates. The jaws are broad and serrated to grip the top layer of spaghetti. When one grabs too deep, the spaghetti is difficult to grasp or one takes too much at once. The jaws are slightly slanted on the axis so that one can easily enter the bowl and still use the full width of the jaws. See also the spaghetti or pasta spoon. [MOT]
Span saw
The ordinary span saw comes in various sizes: from 35 to 120 cm. Depending on its height and the shape of its teeth, it is used to cut large or small shelves and battens. Contrary to the rip saw, the wide (approx. 4-5 cm) blade of the span saw is fixed in the straight frame. Nowadays there are also foldable models. See also firewood saw and bow saw. [MOT]
Spark lighter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spark-lighter?lang=nl>
Spark plug spanner
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spark-plug-spanner?lang=nl>
Spatter sieve
The spatter sieve is a tool for spattering paint with a stencil brush. For example, "spat a leaf, i.e. place a plant leaf on a paper and then sprinkle watercolor on it through a metal mesh (spatter sieve); afterwards, the shape of the leaf has remained white and the paper around it is finely speckled." (1) It consists of a small (approx. 13 by 8 cm) metal sieve (mesh width approx. 1 mm) with a short (approx. 5 cm) metal wire handle. [MOT] (1) Dictionnary V.D. (Van Dale)
Spatula
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/cake-turner?lang=nl>
Spatula for soil auger
Strong spatula to remove soil from the working part of a soil auger. It has a short (approx. 15 cm) flat curved top, attached to a straight wooden handle. See also the key for soil auger. [MOT]
Speculum
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/speculum?lang=nl>
Spinning hackle
This text can only be consulted in Dutch. See also the hackle for purifying flax. [MOT]
Spiral whisk
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spiral-whisk?lang=nl>
Splinter tweezers
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/splinter-tweezers?lang=nl>
Split pen drawer
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/split-pen-drawer?lang=nl>
Split pin pliers
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/split-pin-pliers?lang=nl>
Splitter (stonecutter)
The stonecutter's splitter is a heavy metal chisel (300-400 gr) with a narrow cut to carve holes for wedges in natural stone. It is approx. 15-20 cm long with a narrow (0.5-1 cm), straight or convex cut. The whole is rectangular or octagonal in section. To be distinguished from the splitting chisel of different metal workers. [MOT]
Splitting axe
The splitting axe is used to split firewood. It consists of a straight handle of approx. 70-80 cm and a heavy (3-4 kg) iron with a triangular cross section, in which, at the end, an eye is forged. The cut is often longer than the body itself is high. The splitting axe is never hit (cf. splitting wedge with handle). See also splitting wedge. [MOT]
Splitting chisel
All-metal chisel approx. 20-50 cm long to cut a narrow groove in a metal plate to make it easier to break or in a horseshoe where the holes for the horseshoe nails will be driven. The splitting chisel has a fairly narrow cut (approx. 9-13 mm) which is ground at an angle of approx. 60 °. This allows you to work with it to a fairly great depth. The whole is usually rectangular in cross section. To be distinguished from the stonecutter's splitter. [MOT]
Splitting wedge
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/splitting-wedge?lang=nl>
Splitting wedge with handle
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/splitting-wedge-with-handle?lang=nl>
Spoke dog
Spoke dog of a wheelwright
Spoke shave
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spoke-shave?lang=nl>
Spoke wrench
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spoke-wrench?lang=nl>
Spoon and bowl maker's hook knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spoon-and-bowl-makers-hook-knife?lang=nl>
Spring swage
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spring-swage?lang=nl>
Spud knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spud-knife?lang=nl>
Spur embedder
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spur-embedder?lang=nl>
Square
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/square?lang=nl>
Stable scraper
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/stable-scraper?lang=nl>
Stamp (brickmaker)
Bricks, tiles and roof tiles (see the brickmaker's stamp (potter) are sometimes marked with characters, usually letters referring to the manufacturer. This is done with a hammer-shaped stamp. [EMABB]
Stamp (brickmaker) (potter)
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/stamp-brickmaker-potter?lang=nl>
Staple remover
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/220?lang=nl>
Stapler
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/stapler?lang=nl>
Starter wrench
Double 12-sided ring spanner at the end of an arc-shaped rod. The shape of that rod makes it possible to loosen and tighten hard-to-reach nuts. The starter wrench is available in different sizes (10-22 mm). [MOT]
Stave splitter
Steak greith
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/steak-greith?lang=nl>
Steel strapping pliers
This text can only be consulted in Dutch.See also the steel strapping tensioner. [MOT]
Steel strapping tensioner
This text can only be consulted in Dutch. See also the steel strapping pliers. [MOT]
Steep planing-tool
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/steep-planing-tool?lang=nl>
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]