Questions tagged [tool-identification]

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Need help identifying this antique ruler (50 Centimeter) with “S & C” stamp [closed]

Is there anyone that would be able to remember if he ever seen this stamp or initial somewhere ? I have done research for over a year now, with only one unsuccessful conclusion but probable theory. ...
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What kind of triangle / ruler is shown in this video?

https://youtu.be/p8LBr6cZPuY?t=530 At roughly the timestamp above the architect uses an odd looking metal straightedge and I was wondering what it was called. I thought it was a regular architect's ...
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Whats is the mm equivalent of US / old UK knitting needles?

When converting from US or old UK knitting needle sizes to mm, what are the conversions for these?
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What type of screw head shape is this?

I’m trying to search for this screw but cannot find a comparable head shape. I know it’s an Allen/hex, but I’m talking about the overall shape, it’s like a ‘reverse button-head’, or ‘anti-pan head’? I ...
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What is this antique thing? [closed]

It's very light weight and folds nearly flat. My first thought is that it's a temporary holder for skeins of yarn used in a weaving factory. There was some kind of circular object tacked to one of the ...
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What are these colored tabs in my art supply kit?

I got an art kit as a gift and have been going through the different art utensils and came across the picture below. I lost the paper which outlined how many of each art tool were given, however I ...
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What is a good set of tools for a beginner in leather working?

I've always wanted to craft a small bag out of leather for myself, and I've seen so many different tools to use for leather. For a beginner, what types of tools would you recommend? Are there any ...
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What is the difference between miniature and standard brushes?

I'm looking at Winsor and Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable brush and found online the standard series and the miniature one. I'm not sure if the difference is in the the stable or in the holding part.
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What is this palette knife called, and where could I find it?

I have this palette knife and need a new one, but I can't find one. What would this palette knife be called? Better yet, do you know who might have made it? It was a gift, and the label has well and ...
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What is this tool in my sewing kit?

I found this tool in my sewing kit, and I wanted to know what it is. It is a couple of inches (centimetres) long. It has two metal prongs on one end and one of them has a plastic ball protecting the ...
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What is the name of this sliding collapsing square tool?

I am trying to find a tool I had a long time ago. Uses probably range from locating to measuring. Could be used for anything really, drawing to wood carving. The device is expandable. In its initial ...
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What do you call these snips/shears?

The tool on the left is a Wezsnip. They call it an easy snip utility shear. Almost identical tools on the web are called... Craft snip, Multi snip, Garden tools scissors. Very similar ones are called.....
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What is the name of these “offset” nibs and pens?

I was looking into pen nib preventative maintenance and found a couple of pictures that I didn't understand. The first we see the nib on top is not the same as the rest as it has a crooked body. ...
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What is this small hand held cutter?

I was liberating some old hand tools from my grandfather's shop again, before grandma throws them in the garbage, and found some more interesting things. This cutting tool was one of them. The ...