We Make the Tools, so YOU can do the job.

Long ago, I kind of fell in love with sheet metal.

No, it is not a mono mania, just a kind of pragmatic choice. It seems like drawing for me.  Art, is supposed to be about the message, not the problems of the media, though the two are inexorably entwined.  I found that moving the metal gave me great freedom to express what I wanted to.  I organized a workshop and taught a class on doing designs in the  tops of altoids tins. We needed tools so I went into production to make them.

After the class,  others asked for sets and I kind of fell into the tool business.


This is the original set of tools

This is the original set of tools. (Click on the image to go to my sales page.)


after I started I found I needed bigger ones, smaller ones. ones for texturing, all sorts of them . . . .

Liners, fullers, pushers of all sizes.


Over the years I have added many different sizes shapes and textures.

If you have some special need, let me know.

Follow this link to the Tool Sales Page


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8 Responses to We Make the Tools, so YOU can do the job.

  1. clare benson says:

    Hi ,

    I purchased some punches from your site on the 5th May. I have not received any as of yet do you know when I can expect them ?



    editor’s note – – Clare received her tools on the 18th.

    • Gene says:

      Hi Clare,
      International post speeds vary a lot.
      Mail sent from here usually leaves Chicago International the following night and then it lands in the hands of your postal service/customs agents.

      Two weeks is not unusual, One week is about as fast as it gets with the global priority mail.

      I will check tracking on this end, (ends at Chicago). You should ask your postal service about the order. It may be tied up in customs.


  2. I’ve recently started a site, the info you provide on this website has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  3. Irum says:

    I’m trying to purchase tools but your site is not letting me pay using my discover card.

    • Gene says:

      All transactions are handled by Paypal’s secure server and they say that they accept Discover.

      The only thing I can think of off hand would be a difference between billing and shipping address. The billing address needs to be the same one that your credit card bill is sent to. The shipping address can be anywhere.

      Thanks for your interest. If you still have problems, let me know.

  4. Beth Lockhart says:

    Dear Gene,
    I just placed an order with you and attempted to order an 8 x 16mm football/leaf planisher and couldn’t get it to add on with the rest of the order. If you have one, please add it on to my order….or if not, how about letting me know if you would make one for me that is 10×20….I would really rather have a larger tool since I have all kinds of small tools but would like to have some big stuff. No rush if you would like to send everything together. Thanks for your help!
    Happy Holidays.

    • Gene says:

      Hi Beth,
      I will be out in the shop making some special order stuff today and will make a large planisher for you while I am at it. I will also check to see what is going on with that item on the website.

      Thanks for pointing it out.


      • Beth Lockhart says:

        Dear Gene,
        Thanks for the update. I’m really looking forward to receiving your tools. No need to rush.
        Thanks again and best wishes,

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