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Slate ripper
The slate ripper is used to pull out the nails that hold the slates to a roof. It is a metal sheet of approx. 30-50 by 4-5 cm with lateral backward notches, one end of which is bent perpendicularly. A metal handle is forged at that end that ends in a hook. The slater pushes the sheet under the broken slate, grabs the nail into a notch and pulls the tool towards him; sometimes he hits the right-angled part with his hammer. [MOT]
Sideways plane
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/sideways-plane?lang=nl>
Shoulder knife
The shoulder knife is a manual tool used by the marquetry worker to cut veneer (1). It has a blade (approx. 6 cm) with a straight or curved edge. The end of the long wooden handle (approx. 57 cm) is slightly curved and rests on the shoulder of the user. This way he has more control over the knife and can put more pressure.It is also sometimes used as a chip carving knife (2).See also the cutting gauge. [MOT](1) In the 18th century, the cutting gauge was preferred over the shoulder knife. See ROUBO: 847.(2) From DICK catalog: 53.
Sink brush
Brush with stiff bristles or steel wire, often fan-shaped, and a straight or button-shaped handle. It is used to scrub the sink and dirty pots and pans. Modern dish brushes are made of plastic. See also the pan scrubber. [MOT]
Skimming scoop
Use a skimming scoop to wipe off the excess foam from a tapped pint. It is a flat, elongated (approx. 20-25 cm), light (approx. 50 gr), full metal plate with a narrower handle. The skimming scoop is used to stroke the edge of the glass in order to obtain a smooth, level foam layer. [MOT]
Skimmer
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/skimmer?lang=nl>
Sideways rebate plane
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/sideways-rebate-plane?lang=nl>
Sledgehammer
The sledgehammer is a heavy (up to 5 kg) wooden hammer with a long handle (70-100 cm) for driving posts into the ground, splitting wood, driving a thick peg into a hole, tamping soil (1), etc. The sledgehammer can be made of a rough piece of wood or be fitted with a metal strap. It is made from a knotty piece if possible. See also the slaugther hammer. [MOT] (1) Eg. DE MAS: 382. See also the soil tamper
Smith's tongs
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/smiths-tongs?lang=nl>
Sod cutter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/sod-cutter?lang=nl>
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]
Sleeker
A sleeker has a rectangular (approx. 10-15 cm long) blade of stone - usually slate - metal or glass (1), one long side of which protrudes into a wooden handle that must be gripped with two hands. The tanner uses the sleeker to stretch, smooth, polish and push the moisture out of the leather. [MOT](1) See SALAMAN 1986: 313.
Sole knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/sole-knife?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]
Soap saver
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/soap-saver?lang=nl>
Snail plate
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/snail-plate?lang=nl>
Smoothing plane
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/smoothing-plane?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...
Spark lighter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spark-lighter?lang=nl>
Soil auger
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]
Socket wrench
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/socket-wrench?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]
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]
Kitchen scraper
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spatula-kitchen?lang=nl>
Splinter tweezers
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/splinter-tweezers?lang=nl>
Sleeker (moulding)
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/sleeker-moulding?lang=nl>
Sledgehammer
The sledgehammer is a heavy hammer (between 2 and 12 kg) with wedge-shaped peen, which in some cases lies in the same plane as the handle. The handle is long (approx. 60 to 100 cm) so that it can be gripped with both hands to hit with great force. The sledgehammer is used by the blacksmith for heavy forging work; many other professions use it too, such as the quarry worker. When the blacksmith works with one or more helpers, he uses a forging hammer to indicate where to strike. The helpers then each handle a sledgehammer to do the actual forging work. [MOT]
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]
Spiral whisk
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spiral-whisk?lang=nl>
Spoke shave
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spoke-shave?lang=nl>
Split pin pliers
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/split-pin-pliers?lang=nl>
Split pen drawer
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/split-pen-drawer?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>
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]
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]
Spark plug spanner
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spark-plug-spanner?lang=nl>
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 wedge
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/splitting-wedge?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>
Spoke wrench
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spoke-wrench?lang=nl>
Stapler
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/stapler?lang=nl>
Spoke dog
Spoke dog of a wheelwright
Steel strapping tensioner
This text can only be consulted in Dutch. See also the steel strapping pliers. [MOT]
Steak greith
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/steak-greith?lang=nl>
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]
Spur embedder
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/spur-embedder?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]