This month theme for Etsyymetals blog carnival is about tools. Since metals smith are all tool junkies this is our favorite topic to discuss.
I am constantly adding new tools to my collection. Some are just replacements for the used up things like worn out burs, teeth-less files and a constant replenishing of silicone abrasives, polishing compounds etc. Those little tools don't get me excited, they are just a necessity to get my work done.
The most used tools in my studio for sure are hammers, files, saws and a bench pin. A lot of work can get archived by those simple staples.
But then there are the bigger tool splurges that can raise the heart rate of a tool junkie like me. A couple recent tool additions have been: