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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
Bandage shears
With the bandage shears you can remove plaster or starch bandages. The shears have one blade with a blunt conical end, which is inserted under the bandage; in this way no injuries are caused. The bandage is cut lengthwise and can then be removed. There are light and heavier models (approx. 150-400 g), which can be operated with one or two hands, depending on the dressing to be removed. [MOT]
Back saw
Barking iron
Bag-frame plier
Baker blade
Basin pliers
Battery clamp spreader
Before reinstalling the clamps on the poles of, for example, a car battery, it is desirable to first clean them with this battery clamp spreader, i.e. remove the trapped battery acid, and also widen them slightly to ensure that they reach far enough over the battery pole. [MOT]
Basin wrench
Basket shave
For more technical information on the basket shave of a basket maker, you can visit the dutch version of this page. [MOT]
Bee smoker
Beam compass
Battery clamp pliers
Bee brush
Ash sieve
Bean knife
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.
Beam scribe
The beam scribe (1) is a manual tool for marking a beam by cutting a groove in it. It consists of a thin metal blade (about 3 / 10-15 cm) bent at right angles at one end, the angle of which cuts. It is often combined with a saw-setting iron; usually this iron is on the opposite end, but sometimes the notches are cut into the blade itself (2); exceptionally the saw-setting iron is positioned between a double scribe (3).The carpenter uses the beam scribe to indicate the location and nature of the operation (sawing, mortising, etc.), sometimes also to number the beams.To be distinguished from the timber scribe, from the clog maker's timber scribe, from the saddler's racer and from the farrier's hoof cleaning knife.See also the scribing point. [MOT](1) WEYNS 1967-68.(2) Eg. LOMBARD & MASVIEL: 117.(3) BISTON-BOUTEREAU-HANUS: 249.
Beet topper
The leaves and heads of the sugar beet are cut off with the beet topper (1). It can be a large knife with a convex curved blade and a straight handle, such as a bread knife or a piece of the blade of a scythe with the point broken off (2). In another model, the blade is trapezoidal and the edge is straight. The beet topping hoe or the mechanical beet-cutter is also used for the same purpose. [MOT] (1) According to V.A.W.P.: 1.360, there are also tools in the form of a vegetable chopping knife for that purpose. (2) Eg. JEWELL: 15.
Beet lifting spade
Beet lifting tongs
The farmer lifts the beets with a beet lifting fork or beet lifting spade. However, when the soil is very moist, these hand tools are of little use. One then uses these beet lifting tongs, which one holds with both hands. [MOT]
Bean hook
A bean hook can be used to remove heavy weeds, shrubs, etc. The tool is very similar to the billhook with hook-shaped blade, but is longer (approx. 50 cm) and narrower (approx. 3 cm). Sometimes a small axe is forged on the back of the blade. [MOT]
Beet lifting fork
Bell drill
This is a gimlet with approx. 40 cm long bit to drill through door frames when an electrical wire has to be inserted. It is useful in relatively light materials such as plaster and wood for door frames, ceilings, walls and floors. Especially in the period of electrification, this drill was widely distributed, for the installation in existing buildings of a telephone, a doorbell or for internal calls for staff or visitors. [MOT]
Bench shear
Bilberry picker
Bean slicer
Basket maker's rapping iron
For more technical information on this hand tool of a basket maker, you can visit the dutch version of this page. See also the commander of a basket maker. [MOT]
Blowing tube
This blowing tube to stir up the fire in a fireplace is not to be confused with the blow pipe (glass blower) or the blow pipe (silversmith).
Belt plier slot punch
Blow pipe (glass blower)
The blow pipe of a glass blower is not to be confused with the blowing tube for a fireplace or the blow pipe (silversmith).
Beet loading fork
Battery post and terminal cleaner
Bench hammer
Hammer of various shapes, some models of which are very similar to a joiner's hammer. The peen, which can be at right angles to or in the same direction as the stem, is wedge-shaped or has been replaced by a sphere. The tool weighs between 100 and 1300 g. The bench fitter, but also the blacksmith, the car repairer and even the joiner use the bench hammer for all kinds of work. The silversmith uses a bench hammer with a convex peen to knock the inlay metal into place in so-called parquet (1). To be distinguished from the forging hammer which is heavier. See also the whetting anvil. [MOT] (1) Technique in which molds of different metals are placed in a closely contiguous "patch pattern".
Bolt cutters
With these heavy duty wire cutters you can cut reinforcing bar. The military uses a folding model to cut heavy wire or fencing. More technical information on our Dutch pages. [MOT]
Board cutter
The board cutter (1) is a hand tool for cutting softboard plates. The shape is reminiscent of a plane, but it is not one. In most models, a guide is provided in the center, in which a blade can be attached at an angle. A hollow space is provided for this purpose. The whole is fastened with lateral screws. Board was a popular building material in the 1950s and 1960s and consists of sheets of pressed fibres, used, among other things, as ceiling panels. With a board cutter one could cut plates to size and cut a bevel to obtain a V-shape between two connected plates. [MOT] (1) The proper name in English is yet unknown.
Boot hook
A sturdy metal hook (approx. 10-23 cm) with a wooden, bone or metal T-handle (sometimes a ring, see boot jack) with which to put on high boots. Sometimes a button hook and a punch were forged on the end of the T-handle (1).The boot hook is inserted into the strap that is attached to the top of the boot; then the foot is put into the boot and the boot is put on. When the boot has two straps, two boot hooks can be used.The hook may have a decorated shank or a spherical button on the end to prevent the hook from slipping out of the strap; some are foldable.A boot jack can be used to take off boots easily. [MOT](1) David Stanley Auctions. 65th international auction 28th March 2015: 11.
Block plane
Bolter for kitchen
Blow pipe (silversmith)
Boot jack
The boot jack is a wooden or metal (now also plastic) tool for easy removal of boots. Usually it consists of a fork-shaped branch or plank (approx. 25-30 cm by 10 cm). Underneath there is a cross wood or a metal support so that the fork or the notch is about 5 cm above the ground. The whole can also be made of metal. The back of the one boot is inserted into the fork-shaped end and the other foot is placed on the board. Another model consists of a plank into which an opening in the shape of a foot has been cut (1). There is also a foldable model where the shelf is hinged in the middle so that it can be taken with you on a journey more easily. The boot jack can be combined with a brush or a boot hook. [MOT] (1) ARMINJON & BLONDEL: 336 write that this model can be provided with a hinged long handle that can be grasped as a support.
This text can only be consulted in Dutch. See also the corner brace. [MOT]
Bow saw
The rotary saw is a span saw of approx. 60 cm, very similar to the rip saw but with a narrow blade (1 cm) and relatively wide set teeth so that it can easily follow curved lines. Thanks to the knobs that stop it at both ends, the blade in its frame can be turned in all directions. It can also be detached for insertion through a hole drilled in a shelf. This saw is handled vertically. See also the ordinary span saw. [MOT]
Boning knife
Raw meat is boned with a boning knife. It has a sturdy, narrow blade (approx. 10-20 cm long) with a wide back and a sharp point. It is attached in a wooden or plastic handle that is usually shaped in such a way that the hand - which becomes greasy during boning - cannot slip on the blade. See also the ham boner. [MOT]