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Frequently Asked Questions
I'm a tool building beginner, is this site too advanced for me?
If you don't own a screwdriver and a hammer, then you're probably not ready to build your own tools. If you've already built or fixed a few things (and made some mistakes along the way!), then you're ready to start building tools. We can help you build basic woodworking tools like clamps and jigs, basic metalworking tools like sheet metal brakes and metal benders, and plenty of basic hand tools. And then we can show you how to use those tools to work on your projects, and to build more tools.
Can you help me with modifying existing tools?
Yes, we like to modify existing tools. This generally means making attachments and jigs for existing tools, and also making improvements to store-bought tools.
Will you help with tool reviews for buying new tools?
We do sometimes talk about buying new tools, especially tools that we're going to modify, but no, we don't really review new tools.
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