hand float

hand float

[′hand ‚flōt]
(engineering)
A wooden tool used to fill in and smooth a plaster surface in order to produce a level base coat or a textured finish coat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hand float

A wooden tool used to fill in and float a plaster surface; used to produce a level base coat or a textured finish coat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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On small projects, you can use a hand float made from wood ($6) or magnesium ($20).
Wait until it disappears before using the bull float or hand float.
Use the mag (magnesium hand float; see Photo 13) to resmooth areas and to work out holes as they appear.
TOOLS: Shovels, buckets, wheelbarrow, jackhammer, hammer drill, hand float, hand trowel, hacksaw
section of 2x4 along the floor to "screed" the new concrete flush with the floor, and then smooth it out with a hand float. Wait 20 minutes, then smooth it with a finishing trowel.
If I've ventured away from the boat and happened to net a lobster and there are still one or more legal bugs down below, I will drop a hand float that I keep clipped to my dive belt.
Smoothing of the surface with a bull float and hand float follows.
Hand float (wood, aluminum, or magnesium); To level the concrete and give the surface a rough finish, thus producing an even, gritty, non-slip surface.
AN elephant smaller than a hand floats serenely in the womb.