What are the parts of a plasterer’s hawk?

What are the parts of a plasterer’s hawk?

         
  Diagram of cream plastic plasterer's hawk parts  
         
     

The board (or plate)

 
  Metal plasterer's hawk with grooved face  

The board (or plate) of a plasterer’s hawk is the part onto which users load quantities of mortar or plaster.

 
         
     

The handle 

 
   

On the underside of the plate is a sturdily-fixed handle used to carry the hawk. This can be separate and screwed on, or moulded as one with the hawk.

 

For more information, please see our page: What are the different types of plasterer’s hawk?