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Chopping knife
Kitchen utensil for chopping vegetables. There is a wide variety of shapes. The cut can be rectangular or rounded; the handle can be attached to the top of the blade - horizontally like a crank or connected to the blade at one or both ends - but can also be in line with the blade. In the latter case, the knife resembles the meat cleaver, but it is lighter. The vegetable chopper is always used in combination with a chopping block or a wooden bowl or porringer. See also the mincing knife. [MOT]
Chocolate mould
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/chocolate-mould?lang=nl>
Chuck key
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/chuck-key?lang=nl>
Chipping hammer
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/chipping-hammer?lang=nl>
Chopping block
Meat and vegetables can be chopped on a cutting board or a chopping block. The latter is a cross-sawn piece of tree trunk (approx. 30-60 cm diameter; approx. 13-50 cm thick) - often the hole in the tree - possibly with three legs underneath. Usually it is made of beech wood. [MOT] 
Chocolate truffle mould
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/chocolate-truffle-mould?lang=nl>
Chimney crook (saw)
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/chimney-crook-saw?lang=nl>
Chip carving knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/chip-carving-knife?lang=nl>
Cleaving knife
The cleaving knife is an all-metal hand tool for splitting short standing logs. It is a rectangular iron (20-50 / 5-10 / 0.5-1.5 cm) of which one long side is sharp and the other is extended by a co-plane rod (approx. 10-15 cm) which serves as a handle. The craftsman, eg the clog maker or the cooper, places the tool on the cross-section of the piece to be split and hits it with a froe-maul. The splitting wedge is mainly used for splitting long horizontal pieces, unlike the cleaving knife and the splitting wedge with handle. [MOT]
Clog maker's gouge
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/clog-makers-gouge?lang=nl>
Clinker tongs
Clinch groover
Clinch groover of a shoeing smith
Clog maker's axe
The description of the axe of a clog maker is available in Dutch.
Clog maker's mallet
The clog maker's hammer is a heavy, round wooden hammer with a short handle. It is used to hit the clog maker's gouge and thus roughly cut out the interior of the clog. [MOT]
Clinch cutter
The text on the clinch cutter of a shoeing smith can only be consulted in Dutch. [MOT]
Clippers for horses
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/clippers-for-horses?lang=nl>
Clog maker's adze
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/clog-makers-adze?lang=nl>
Clog maker's drill
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/clog-makers-drill?lang=nl>
Cleaving iron, froe
The cleaving iron or froe is used to split laths and staves. When the trunk is sawn into pieces, the craftsman splits a piece into four or eight with a splitting wedge or with a splitting wedge with handle. Depending on the thickness of the triangular cross-section pieces obtained and the type of laths, these pieces are first divided into two or four with a straight froe or with a hollow froe. To do this, they are clamped in a wooden frame (1). The blade is placed on the cross-section and beaten with a wooden froe-maul. The stem is then pulled down so that the gap widens and the tool can be pushed into it. Then those pieces are split further with a straight froe that is usually less thick and sharper than the first. It is handled in the same way, but the craftsman usually does not use a hammer to drive the tool into the wood. When the lath gets too thick or too thin, he pulls or pushes the stem down or up to cut into the wood. The laths can be split quarter-hourly or flat, i.e. radially...
Clippers
The hairdresser uses these clippers to thin or trim hair. The clippers combine the comb and the razor knife in one instrument. The handle is elongated (approx. 13 cm) and is made of wood, iron, aluminum or plastic. The razor blade is clamped in a holder consisting of two metal plates, at least one of which is comb-shaped. Handle and holder consist of a whole or are assembled. Sometimes the holder hinges open or is unscrewed so that a replaceable razor blade can be clamped in. In another model, the holder is square and completely made of plastic. In that case, two razor blades are clamped in the holder on either side. See also clippers for horses, dog dresser's knife and thinning scissors. [MOT]
Clogger's gripper
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/cloggers-gripper?lang=nl>
Clog maker's timber scribe
Hand tool that is very similar to the timber scribe and the beam scribe and is used by the clog maker to decorate the clogs. See also hoof cleaning knife. [MOT]
Clogger's hollowing knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/cloggers-hollowing-knife?lang=nl>
Clog maker's toe knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/clog-makers-toe-knife?lang=nl>
Clog maker's heel knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/clog-makers-heel-knife?lang=nl>
Clog maker's sole knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/clog-makers-sole-knife?lang=nl>
Crippling board
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/crippling-board?lang=nl>
Crow wheel
The crow wheel is a shoemaker's tool (approx. 12-14 cm) that consists of a small (approx. 1 cm diameter; a few millimeters wide) wheel with a motif that is fixed in a copper U-shaped bracket and a wooden handle. After it has warmed up, it is rolled over the center of the shoe sole to create a decorative line pattern there. [MOT]
Crown drill
Cone spanner
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/cone-spanner?lang=nl>
Curd knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/curd-knife?lang=nl>
Crumb scraper
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/crumb-scraper?lang=nl>
Carpet stretcher
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/carpet-stretcher?lang=nl>
Crumb tray
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/crumb-tray?lang=nl>
Chalkboard eraser
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/chalkboard-eraser?lang=nl>
Crown saw auger
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/crown-saw-auger?lang=nl>
Crow bar
The crow bar is a metal round or flat bar of approx. 25-105 cm, with a slightly curved split end, the claw, to pull out nails. The internal edges of the slit are usually chamfered for easier nail grasping. The bottom end of some large models is curved C-shaped to pull out longer nails. The other end of the crow bar is often forged flat to break open boxes. The Japanese crowbar (Japanese: kajiya) differs in shape from the western model. It has two right-angle claws. On the curved side there is a flat striking surface on which one can hit with the hammer. To remove nails, the upholsterer and shoemaker use a small crow bar, the pin lifter with wooden handle. The furrier uses a comb-shaped tool. The crow bar can be distinguished from the handspike and the pinch bar. See also crate axe.
Cigar cutter
The cigar cutter is a hand tool that is used to cut the tip of a cigar before lighting it. It can be small scissors (about 6-10 cm) with two crescent-shaped blades or one of which has a round cutout and the other a concave cut. Another model has a blade with a round cutout - where the tip of the cigar fits - and a straight cutting blade that can be moved along the cutout using the lever principle. There is also the option of making a V-shaped cutout at the mouth end of the cigar. Sometimes this last model is combined with a cigar box opener or it is part of a pocket knife. [MOT]
Curve plane
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/curve-plane?lang=nl>
Combination pliers
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/combination-pliers?lang=nl>
Curling iron
Monoxile stick tapering towards the end with a straight handle (approx. 30 cm) - distinguishable from the glove stick - intended for applying corkscrew curls in the hair. After a first shaping of the lock with a curling iron, it is curled and turned around the curling stick. The strand twisted around the stick is brushed, from top to bottom and in the same direction. When the curling stick is pulled out of the hair, the lock is turned into a pipe curl. [MOT]
Daisymaker
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/daisymaker?lang=nl>
Curd harp
Curd harp to stir the cheese curd to become dryer after it has been cut with the curd knife. For a desciption of this tool, see the dutch version of this tool page. [MOT]
Cooper's stoup plane
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/coopers-stoup-plane?lang=nl>
Pestle for food grinder
Wooden pestle used to press food into the funnel of a grinder (e.g. meat grinder, rotary grater, etc.). The pestle always takes the shape of the funnel of the mill it belongs to. There are cylindrical, conical and parallelepiped-shaped pistils. The cone-shaped pestle is distinguishable from the cone-shaped pestle of the potato mash strainer which is smaller and the mould for cardboard boxes. [MOT]
Key for roller skates
Small box spanner combined with two ring spanners or with a screwdriver, with which the roller skater adjusts his skates to his shoes (1). Another model consists of a small (approx. 12 cm) thin double ring spanner. [MOT] (1) These are skates that are attached to the shoes by means of straps.
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/1207?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/1148?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/1204?lang=nl>
Confectionary brush
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/1203?lang=nl>