his Garden Trowel from Fisher Blacksmithing is made the old-fashioned way: its steel is heated to a red glow, then shaped on an anvil with a hammer. Made in Bozeman, Montana, it has a sharp point to penetrate soil and a hand-turned black walnut handle; $58 on Etsy.

his Garden Trowel from Fisher Blacksmithing is made the old-fashioned way: its steel is heated to a red glow, then shaped on an anvil with a hammer. Made in Bozeman, Montana, it has a sharp point to penetrate soil and a hand-turned black walnut handle; $58 on Etsy.

If you need clever ideas on how to organize and store the tools in your workshop, then this album is for you! We have more tool storage ideas for you on our site at http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/7x1b One of the secrets of a safe and efficient workshop is an organized and accessible tool storage system.

If you need clever ideas on how to organize and store the tools in your workshop, then this album is for you! We have more tool storage ideas for you on our site at http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/7x1b One of the secrets of a safe and efficient workshop is an organized and accessible tool storage system.

Okatsune Shears. Niwaki's Okatsune Precision Hedge Shears are the tool of choice for Jake Hobson, a sculptor who shapes trees in the soft, billowy style known as cloud pruning. Made in Japan with two-toned white oak handles, the shears are $85.66 on Amazon.

Okatsune Shears. Niwaki's Okatsune Precision Hedge Shears are the tool of choice for Jake Hobson, a sculptor who shapes trees in the soft, billowy style known as cloud pruning. Made in Japan with two-toned white oak handles, the shears are $85.66 on Amazon.

Buy best Hand Tools for your Garage, Repair needs. Get Chisel, Saw, Wrench, Plier, Screwdriver, Cutter Tool Sets at Parts Avatar, the Top Tools site in Canada. Get drills, saws, hammers, wrenches, and full sets. Now you don't have to go to the hardware store anymore - simply go online to the website and order parts straight to your home.

Buy best Hand Tools for your Garage, Repair needs. Get Chisel, Saw, Wrench, Plier, Screwdriver, Cutter Tool Sets at Parts Avatar, the Top Tools site in Canada. Get drills, saws, hammers, wrenches, and full sets. Now you don't have to go to the hardware store anymore - simply go online to the website and order parts straight to your home.

Building non-electrical woodshop tools, including a basic brace, auger bits and adjustable mouth block plane. Originally published as

The Best Basic Hand Tools for Woodworkers - DIY

Building non-electrical woodshop tools, including a basic brace, auger bits and adjustable mouth block plane. Originally published as

The Best Markers for Hand-Lettering | A closer look at the nibs of each marker and what I love (and don't love) about each type. | dawnnicoledesigns.com

The Best Markers for Hand-Lettering

The Best Markers for Hand-Lettering | A closer look at the nibs of each marker and what I love (and don't love) about each type. | dawnnicoledesigns.com

From Portland, OR, Barnel Hedge Shears are used by Steve Lannin, gardener to British landscape designer Arne Maynard at his Allt-y-Bela estate in Wales. The 27.5-inch lightweight shears are $52.99 on Amazon.

From Portland, OR, Barnel Hedge Shears are used by Steve Lannin, gardener to British landscape designer Arne Maynard at his Allt-y-Bela estate in Wales. The 27.5-inch lightweight shears are $52.99 on Amazon.

Best Watercolor Sets for Beginners. These are the sets I actually own, use, and love!

Best Watercolor Sets for Beginners

Buy a good hand tool and it will last a lifetime (Exhibit A: Michelle's 25-year-old Felco pruners). For the second installment of our Gardenista 100 guide to the hundred best outdoor and garden products of 2015, we've rounded our favorite cutting and digging hand tools, both new and classic:

Buy a good hand tool and it will last a lifetime (Exhibit A: Michelle's 25-year-old Felco pruners). For the second installment of our Gardenista 100 guide to the hundred best outdoor and garden products of 2015, we've rounded our favorite cutting and digging hand tools, both new and classic:

Dutch toolmaker DeWitt has been manufacturing garden tools in Holland for more than a century. Guaranteed to hold a sharp point and not bend; $28 at Terrain.

Dutch toolmaker DeWitt has been manufacturing garden tools in Holland for more than a century. Guaranteed to hold a sharp point and not bend; $28 at Terrain.

See why these are the BEST Brush Lettering Pens for Beginners! Learning to Letter is so much easier with the right tools.

See why these are the BEST Brush Lettering Pens for Beginners! Learning to Letter is so much easier with the right tools.

Do you have questions about embroidery needles? What needles do what? How to organize them? Here's a list of articles for information, resources, and organization ideas for your embroidery needles!

All About Embroidery Needles – Types, Storage & Resources

Do you have questions about embroidery needles? What needles do what? How to organize them? Here's a list of articles for information, resources, and organization ideas for your embroidery needles!

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The Best Hand Tools for Furniture Repair and Restoration

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Japanese Hori Hori Tool. For devotees of the traditional Japanese hori hori tool, this one is a classic: made in Japan of stainless steel by Nisaku/Tomita, the Hori Hori Tool is $25.86 on Amazon. (With a California-made leather holster, the Tool and Leather Sheath Set is $39.50.)

Japanese Hori Hori Tool. For devotees of the traditional Japanese hori hori tool, this one is a classic: made in Japan of stainless steel by Nisaku/Tomita, the Hori Hori Tool is $25.86 on Amazon. (With a California-made leather holster, the Tool and Leather Sheath Set is $39.50.)

Berger German Hand Pruners from Garrett Wade. The Premium Anvil Hand Pruner is made in Germany by trusted landscape toolmaker Berger. An Anvil-style hand pruner  intended for cutting dead branches (leave the live cuts to the bypass blades); $64.75.

Berger German Hand Pruners from Garrett Wade. The Premium Anvil Hand Pruner is made in Germany by trusted landscape toolmaker Berger. An Anvil-style hand pruner intended for cutting dead branches (leave the live cuts to the bypass blades); $64.75.

This Three-Tine Hand Cultivator is hand made in Boring, Oregon; the tang is twisted into the wood handle so the joint will not come loose; $35.85 at Garden Tool Company.

This Three-Tine Hand Cultivator is hand made in Boring, Oregon; the tang is twisted into the wood handle so the joint will not come loose; $35.85 at Garden Tool Company.

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