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Trowel saw
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Truing caliper
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Truss hoops
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Trussing needle
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Tube brush
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Tuning key
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Turf cutting axe
Axe with large, heavy and thick (approx. 5 mm), rectangular (approx. 40 cm by 10 cm) or crescent-shaped (1) iron blade that is connected to a long (approx. 100 cm) curved stem. The cut of the blade and the tip of the stem form an angle of about 45 °. The turf cutting axe serves to cut through the sod - with tough roots - in superficial peat extraction, but also, for example, where a trench will be dug with the spade to lay drainage pipes (see drain ladle and pipe layer). When cutting turf to protect dikes or embankments, a turf axe is also often used to divide the area of the meadow into long strips, which are then cut across with the garden spade and then loosened with the paring spade (2). Such an axe is also sometimes used as a dung axe, to cut through the caked manure of the stable. See also the flauchter spade and sod cutter. [MOT] (1) Eg. DEBY from DAVID 1975: 140. (2) Eg. FRICK & CANAUD: 508.
Turner's gouge
The gouge is the turner's most important tool: he transforms the shape of a wooden object with different gouges. The wheelwright also uses it to form the wheel hub. [MOT]
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Twine knife
Twisting bar (for bolt)
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Twisting bar (for tubes)
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Type holder (bookbinder)
Tool the bookbinder uses to decorate and gild leather-bound books. It consists of a metal - often copper - elongated (approx. 10-12 cm long; approx. 1 cm wide) holder, fixed in a wooden handle. Blocks with letters can be placed in the holder, which can be clamped by a screw. After heating, the letters are stamped into the (gilded) leather, in order to obtain the desired word. Some models are adjustable for different letter heights (1). See also the bookbinder's pallet. [MOT] (1) This is because letters for the letterpress are not always of the same height as handprint type (KIEL & LOBLER: 105).
Typewriter brush
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Tyre lever
The tyre lever is a metal rod with a curved end for removing or installing an outer tyre from a rim of a car or bicycle. For this operation, usually two or more pieces are inserted simultaneously in different places around the rim. A small kink at the end can serve to secure the tyre lever behind a spoke. The metal lever has a flattened end, sometimes with a profile to provide more grip to the hands. Models for bicycles are smaller and may be paired with an alligator wrench to form a bicycle alligator wrench. [MOT]
Tyre lifter
The blacksmith or wheelwright uses the tyre lifter to remove the glowing iron (wheel)band from the fire to place it on the rims. Afterwards, the tyre is pulled onto the rims of a wheel with the sledgehammer and the tyring dog.  This hook-shaped tool is also used by the millwright when covering the millstone with iron hoops. Smaller wheel tyres are removed from the fire with smith's tongs.  Some models look very similar to the scroll wrench. [MOT]
Tyre spreader
The garage owner uses the tyre spreader to check the inside of the tyre. This is necessary after any repair to the inner tube, as it is quite possible that sharp parts are still sticking through the tyre. Fractions can also be determined. If the tyre is not too stiff, you can bend it apart with your hands. A belt spreader is necessary for larger tyres. With the adjusting screw it is possible to fix the tyre spreader at any position. [MOT]
Tyring dog
Uncapping fork
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Uncapping knife
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Unit stamp (bookbinder)
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Upholsterer's hammer
The upholsterer's hammer is a relatively light (approx. 200-400 g) hammer - distinguishable from the glazier's hammer - with a long (approx. 10-15 cm), narrow (approx. 1-1.5 cm) head attached to a wooden stem. The hammer head has one round face and a flat pin at the other end, often with a claw. The upholsterer uses the hammer to hammer in and remove tacks. Sometimes the head is magnetized; this way the nails are held in place, which makes work easier as furniture upholstery often involves nailing in awkward corners. [MOT]
Upholsterer's pincers
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Uterine dilator
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V-shaped chisel
This pointed chisel is a V-shaped flat turner chisel with one bevel for turning out a groove. [MOT]
Valve spring pliers
In a petrol engine, springs keep the valves closed. If you want to work on those valves, you have to keep the spring compressed. To have the hands free, one uses valve spring pliers. Her jaws are forked to fit on the stem of the valve. The mouth opens when you press on the arms. In some models, the jaws always remain parallel to each other. A rack and hook prevent it from closing. Valve spring pliers are to be distinguised from battery clamp pliers. [MOT]
Vegetable brush
With a vegetable brush you remove soil and dirt from vegetables. It is a brush with fairly firm bristles that you can easily hold in your hand. [MOT]
Vegetable chopper
With a vegetable chopper you can chop vegetables into fine pieces. It may consist of a plastic cylindrical frame, in which there is a zigzag curved cutting blade, and a rod with a spring around it and a flat plastic handle. The plastic cylinder is placed over the vegetable, which has already been cut into pieces, and the spring rod is pushed down forcefully several times. The cutting blade moves up and down and rotates so that the vegetables are chopped into fine pieces. This model is mainly used for cutting onions. See also the onion handle. Another model consists of three elongated (approx. 10 cm) blades at some distance from each other, which are attached at right angles to a metal intermediate piece that extends perpendicularly into a wooden handle. The blade in the middle is lower than the other two and a spring is wrapped around the spacer. When you push the handle down, the spring is tensioned and the two outer blades move down. By moving up and down again and again, the vegetables...
Vegetable peeler
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Vegetable shredder
Veneering hammer
Despite his name the veneering hammer is not a hammer, since it is never struck, but a hammer-shaped tool of 300-600 gr with which a support sheet is stroked on the timber. It has a very wide pin (5-10 cm) and a short handle. The working part is made of iron, wood or, exceptionally, copper.  You can find more technical information about this hand tool on this page in dutch. [MOT]
Verge cutter
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Wafer iron
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Waiter's knife
Composite tool typically chosen by the professional wine waiter to uncork bottles. It consists of a corkscrew and a knife that can be folded out. Sometimes there is also a bottle opener that also serves as a support point for the lever. It then rests on the neck of the bottle when the cork is pulled. The neck lead can be cut with the knife. A curious model contains a folding lever (1). A newer model works with a rack and spiral. There is also a retractable blade to cut the neck lead. See also the pocket knife. [MOT] (1) WATNEY & BABBIDGE: 71, fig. 62.
Walking stick with fork
This text about the walking stick with fork (1) can only be consulted in dutch. (1) Proper name unknown.
Wallpaper knife
With the wallpaper knife you can easily cut along the plinth and ceiling, along door and window frames, around switches and the like while applying wallpaper, just like with a paper hanger's casing knife. The handle and holder of this hand tool consist of one piece. A replaceable razor blade is clamped in the holder (4.5 cm by 2 cm) using one or more metal plates and a screw. The handle is made of wood, aluminum or plastic. See also the paper hanger's knife. [MOT]
In the past, washing was done by hand. After cooking the laundry, each piece was soaped with finely grated soap (see soap shaver) and rubbed clean. This is only possible with the hands, but one can also use a laundry scrubber and a washboard, i.e. a ribbed board, later a galvanized plate (approx. 40-60 cm long; approx. 30-50 cm wide). See also the laundry beater. [MOT]
Washer cutter
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Washing paddle
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Washing peg
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Watch case opener
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Watch key
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Wax tongs
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Weed digger
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Weed extractor
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Weed roller
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Weeding fork
The weeding fork is a forged - now also made of stamped sheet iron - fork with two to five tines (approx. 3-8 cm long; approx. 0.5-3 cm between the tines) and a short handle - made of wood, aluminum or plastic - with which the gardener and flower grower to turn loose soil around a plant and remove weeds. Can be distinguished from the weed digger and the little digging fork. See also the gardener's trowel, hand hook and grubber. [MOT]
Weeding hoe
Hand tool consisting of a hoe-shaped blade (see hoe) (approx. 7-10 cm by 5-7 cm) and two or three teeth (approx. 10 cm), which are attached at right angles to a straight handle opposite each other. The weeding hoe is used for weeding and to loosen the top layer of the soil. It can be distinguished from the small weeding hoe by the length of the handle: approx. 120 cm for the weeding hoe, compared to 30-40 cm for the small model  (1). See also this tool with two teeth, the garden hoe, grubber and dung hoe. [MOT] (1) See the article DAVID: La serfouette, un outil "flamand"?.
Welt cutter
The shoemaker trims the sole edge with a welt cutter after it has been sewn. The hand tool has a circular head with an oblique cut at the top and a thickness guide with a curled edge at the top. That edge ensures that no damage is made to the upper leather. The head is fixed in a wooden or hollow metal handle. [MOT]