from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tool used for cleaning the surfaces of metal preparatory to soldering, and for smoothing and dressing off solder.


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  • The shave-hook is merely a peculiarly shaped hard steel scraping knife on a handle (Fig. 79).

    On Laboratory Arts

  • Tin plate is often spotted with rust long before it becomes rusty as a whole, when, of course, it may be regarded as worn out, and such rust spots are most conveniently removed by means of the plumber's shave-hook.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • Having your edges true, soil them, take a gauge-hook, which may be described as a shave-hook with a gauge attached, and shave it about 1/8 in. each side; now solder it to look like the solder A, Fig. 45, which is done as follows: With some fine solder tack the joint at A D B, Fig. 44, put on some resin, and with a well-heated copper-bit drop some solder roughly on the point from B to

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882


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