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Boat Level:A short wooden or aluminium spirit level, about 225mm long, that has a boat like appearance and may ...
Bolster:Also known as a Boaster. It is a thin flat steel chisel, 100mm wide, and used with a Lump Hammer for...
Boning Rods:The rods, about 1.25m long, are in sets of three. Used visually to determine the height of an interm...
Brick Hammer:The hammer is balanced about its handle with a short curved chisel blade on one side with a square f...
Brick Trowel:This trowel, used for all types of work, needs to be of first quality and chosen to suit individual ...
Closer Gauge:See Bonding. The construction of some bonds, usually in solid walls, requires a 56mm closer in alter...
Cold Chisel:Made of highly tempered steel they can be round or octagonal in section and are drawn out to a flat ...
Comb Hammer:Similar to a Brick Hammer but the chisel blade is replaced by a slotted end to receive a dispensable...
Corner Blocks:Used in pairs they are traditionally made in wood but now manufactured in plastic. Formed in an L sh...
Float:Also a plasterer's tool. Made from wood, or plastic, with a grip that holds a thin flat base approx....
Frenchman:Made, by the craftsman, usually from an old table knife. The end of the knife blade is cut to form t...
Gauge Rod:Used to control the level of each course of a wall as the corners are built. Made from 50mm x 25mm w...
GiraffeThe giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living ter...
Gun:Made from two short lengths of 50 x 25 batten that is half jointed to form an obtuse angle (gun like...
Hawk:Made of wood or metal. A square flat plate with a round handle on the underside and held in one hand...
Jointing Iron:Used for the specialised process of Tuck Pointing (see Decorative Work). The heavy flat blade, set i...
Line and Pins:The line is used, between two corners, to control the gauge and face alignment of each course as the...
Lump Hammer:Also known as a Club Hammer it has a short, square section, head with a weight of 1kg; the edges of ...
Plugging Chisel:A wide flat chisel blade, about 200mm long, with a parallel thickness of 5mm. The upper end of the c...
Plumb Rule:Now mainly replaced by the Spirit Level but still used when a high degree of accuracy is required. T...