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African fine straight grained hardwood timber. Dark coloured, easily hand worked and acceptable for marine use.

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PIPE CUTTER

A hand tool consisting of a clamplike device with three cutting wheels which are forced inward by screw pressure to cut into a pipe as the tool is rotated around the pipe circumference.

PINCH GRASP

A grasp by the human hand that involves the thumb and the facing side of the index finger at the knuckle; used to apply a large force to a small object. Also known as key grasp.

PARTING TOOL

A narrow-bladed hand tool with a V-shaped gouge used in woodworking for cutting grooves and in wood turning for cutting a piece in two. Also known as V-tool.

OPTICAL SQUARE

A surveyor's hand instrument used for laying of right angles; employs two mirrors at a 45 angle. optician

MECHANICAL SETTING

Producing bits by setting diamonds in a bit mold into which a cast or powder metal is placed, thus embedding the diamonds and forming the bit crown; opposed to hand setting. Also known as cast setting; machine setting; sinter setting.

MASTER/SLAVE MANIPULATOR

A mechanical, electromechanical, or hydromechanical device which reproduces the hand or arm motions of an operator, enabling the operator to perform manual motions while separated from the site of the work.

MANUAL ELEMENT

A specific measurable subdivision of a work cycle or operation that is completed entirely by hand or with the use of tools.

LOW-LIFT TRUCK

A hand or powered lift truck that raises the load sufficiently to make it mobile.

LANCE DOOR

The door to a boiler furnace through which a hand lance is inserted.

JOINTER

1. Any tool used to prepare, make, or simulate joints, such as a plane for smoothing wood surfaces prior to joining them, or a hand tool for inscribing grooves in fresh cement. 2. A file for making sawteeth the same height. 3. An attachment to a plow that covers discarded material. 4. A worker who makes joints, particularly a construction worker who cuts stone to proper fit. 5. A pipe of random length made from two joined, relatively short lengths.

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