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Steel strapping tensioner
This text can only be consulted in Dutch. See also the steel strapping pliers. [MOT]
Steep planing-tool
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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]
Stippling brush
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Stirring stick (house painter)
The house painter uses a stick to stir the paint, which must always be done before painting. It is a wooden spatula of varying length (approx. 20-40 cm), depending on the size of the paint pot. [MOT]
Stitch prick
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Stitching clamp
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Stone fork
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Stone mason's mallet
Wooden mallet used by the stone mason when working stone with chisels. It has an elongated, often slightly curved head. The direction of the wood fibres is perpendicular to the handle, which often has a spherical bulge at the bottom. Frequent use often creates wear in the form of a cavity. If the wear is too strong, the ends are sometimes shortened to create a new face. The lost weight is sometimes compensated by iron nails hit in the head. The hammer may also be fitted with two ferrules (1).  Sometimes vinegar wood is recommended for bluestone, palm wood for sandstone and beech wood for limestone (2). [MOT] (1) BESSAC: 161. (2) JELLEMA: 45.
Stone-dressing axe
Axe-shaped tool with one, usually two axe-shaped, straight cutting edges that are in the same plane as the handle (approx. 40-60 cm), for working natural stone. The cutting edge has an angle between 10 ° - for working soft stone types - and 40 ° for hard stone types. The stonemason uses this dressing axe mainly to remove the excess material from soft stones. It is also used to flatten natural stone after it has been roughly worked with the stone-dressing pick or the pointed chisel, as well as in finishing to give the stone a ribbed appearance (see also charring chisel). [MOT]
Stone-dressing concave hammer
The stone-dressing concave hammer is a metal hammer with one or two concave faces, to make rough cuts from a block of natural stone; sometimes in combination with a pick. [MOT]
Stone-dressing pick
Metal tool with two pyramidal tips, used to cut away the coarser irregularities in natural stone on the vertical surfaces.  Tool description to be completed. More technical information on the dutch version of this page. [MOT]
Stonemason's French drag
The French drag is used by the stonecutter for smoothing out soft stone types such as marl, after the work with the stone-dressing axe, the charring chisel or the claw chisel. There is a wide variety of models and sizes depending on the surface to be worked. The hand tool consists of a wooden block with handle, in which the sole contains a series of straight or serrated metal cutting blades, perpendicular to the direction of the piece of stone to be planed. You can find more technical information on the dutch version of this page. [MOT]
Stonemason's gouge
The stonemason's gouge is a metal chisel with single cutting edge and curved blade to carve rounded surfaces or details in stone. Similar to the carpenter’s carving gouge. [MOT]
Stonemason's hammer
Metal hammer with a short handle and a straight or curved hammer head with square faces. Sometimes hollows have been deliberately made in the sides above the handle. (1) The stonemason uses this hammer to hit the narrow-headed chisels (2), a crown drill or a masonry drill). Also when splitting off a block of stone of the right size and shape; one by one a number of wedges are then knocked into the block of stone in a straight line and some distance apart until the two parts of the stone are split apart. See also metal carver's mallet. [MOT] (1) These cavities would ensure a better distribution of the impact force on hard stone types such as granite (MERCUZOT: 221). (2) When the chisel head is wide, a wooden stonemason beater is used.
Stonemason's handsaw
The stonemason's handsaw is a small hand saw with wooden handle to saw notches in soft stone. In contrast to woodworking handsaws, the teeth of these saws are never set (= alternately bent outwards). [MOT]
Stonemason's scraping iron
This scraping iron of a stonemason is a metal scraper with two curved ends to smooth away the chisel and gouge marks in soft and semi-soft stone types. This tool is to be distinguised from these ornamental tools of the plasterer. [MOT]
Stopping knife
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Stove lid lifter
The stove lid lifter is a hand tool for opening and closing the lid of stoves as well as pulling the ashtray and shaking the grid. It consists of a round rod with a flattened lip. The other end, which serves as a handle, may be hook-shaped. More technical information on the dutch version of this page. [MOT]
Straining fork
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Straining lid
Kitchen utensil that is used when draining hot vegetables. It consists of an aluminum or stainless steel perforated plate in the shape of a semicircle, to which a handle is attached. With one hand, the drain lid is held over the rim of the pot while the other hand is tilted. Some models have a sliding handle with hooks so that the drain lid fits different sized pots. [MOT]
Strap wrench
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Strawberry huller
Small (approx. 5 cm), metal, V-shaped tongs with round ends (comparable to pancake tongs) for removing the crown of strawberries. One can also pick out the bones from fish fillets. Some claw-ended models resemble sugar tongs. [MOT]
Striking punch
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Striking wrench
Heavy-duty wrench (approx. 17-50 cm), respectively a ring- and open-end spanner, made of shock-resistant spring forged steel or chrome vanadium and with a widened end, used for firmly tightening and loosening nuts on heavy machines. This is done by hitting the side of the end with a club hammer or pneumatic hammer. [MOT]
Strip drawing knife
The strip drawing knife
Stripping knife
The stripping knife has almost the same shape as the stopping knife but the blade (approx. 2.5-12.5 cm) is stiff and less springy. This makes it easy to remove wallpaper, soaked with remover, or old paint layers pre-treated with paint stripper. Also in combination with a paint burner, the paint layers can be cut off with the stripping knife. [MOT]
Stripping knife (greenhouse grower)
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Stud tap
This text on stud taps for removable studs on a horse can only be consulted in Dutch. [MOT]
Stuffing iron
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Suede brush
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Sugar axe
Small and light (approx. 300 gr) axe to break sugar, which used to be sold in large cone-shaped blocks. It is usually combined with a hammer to finely beaten the broken pieces of sugar. Sugar nippers were used for smaller pieces of sugar. [MOT]
Sugar crusher
The sugar crusher is a metal pestle (approx. 15 cm) with a ring at one end and a flat, circular plate with studs on the other. You can use this to crush sugar into a glass of Gueuze beer. There is also a model where the ring has been replaced by the blade of a spoon. Modern versions are made of plastic and can also serve to squeeze a lemon slice into a soft drink (see also lime and lemon squeezers). [MOT]
Sugar nippers
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Sugar sprinkle spoon
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Sugar tongs
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Swage pliers
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The swatter is made of a ponytail tied to a 20-30 cm stem. With this tool, the flies are chased away when shoeing or caring for nervous horses. The tool can be distinguished from the fly swatter that kills the flies. [MOT]
Sweat scraper
Hand tool with which the moisture from strongly sweaty horses can be removed, just like with the shedding blade. It has an elongated (approx. 20 by 5 cm) metal blade, which is curved lengthwise and attached at right angles to a straight stem. A rubber band is also attached to the top, which protrudes from one long side (approx. 1 cm). To be distinguished from the wiper. [MOT]
Syringer for flowers
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Table crumb brush
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Table crumb sweeper
With a table crumb sweeper you can easily wipe crumbs from fabric tablecloths. It consists of a roller brush in a plastic or metal frame, with or without handle. When sweeping the crumbs with the brush, they are picked up and end up in a receptacle located in the frame. See also the carpet sweeper, crumb scraper and table crumb brush. [MOT]
Table knife
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Tack lifter
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Tailor's scissors
Tailor's scissors are large (approx. 25-40 cm) scissors, completely made of metal or with plastic-covered arms. The arms bent upwards so that it can remain flat while cutting the fabric. [MOT]
Tamping pick
The railway worker uses this pickaxe to put fine (e.g. gravel) and coarse ballast under the rails. The iron ends in a point and the other end is T-shaped. [MOT]
Tap borer
The tap borer is a drill (approx. 10-15 cm long) with a half cone blade and a T-handle and resembles a very small hub reamer. The plumber uses this hand tool to enlarge holes in lead pipes or to remove burrs and uneven edges. [MOT]
Tap reseater
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Tasting knife
A tasting knife is a light (approx. 50 g) long (approx. 25 cm) and narrow (approx. 1 cm) pocket knife that is used to taste sausages and other fine meats at fairs, etc. (1). The blade is often partially serrated to easily cut the sausage. [MOT] (1) According to SARGENT: 18, the knife would be used to test melon or citrus fruits.
Tea ball
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