If "call a professional" sounds more like capitulation than sage advice to you, odds are good you'll love the gear you see here.
The Dremel Stylo+ is a versatile craft tool featuring 15 accessories for etching, engraving, polishing, sanding and other tasks. Dremel designed it to feel like you are holding a pen; it's sleek and lightweight, with a narrow profile and a soft grip. Plus, the motor offers variable speed options.
Produced at NYC-based Upstate's studio in Brooklyn, this Indigo Dye Kit uses synthetic pre-reduced indigo, since natural indigo isn't soluble in water and requires toxic lye. It can dye up to 10 yards of fabric; and for those feeling extra artsy and ambitious, it also comes with a Shibori tutorial.
These gloves are technically designed for motorcycle riding - but they're called work gloves, and they're built like them too, with 100-percent heavy-duty cowhide construction and double-thick leather palms with suede panels for added protection. Articulated middle and index fingers provide added flexibility, while a fleece tricot half-liner wicks away sweat.
With both straight and serrated edges to its tempered steel blade, the walnut-handled Hori Hori Ultimate is a great tool you can use for almost any gardening task. And when you need to relax after all your hard work, the Hori Hori has you covered with a built-in bottle opener.
Carhartt introduced these work dungarees in 1939… and, well, you don’t really need to mess with a great design. These heavyweight firm-hand duck canvas pants offer a roomy fit for comfort and flexibility, and have both heavy-hauling reinforced pockets for carrying hand tools and double-layer knees that can accommodate knee pads.
As you would suspect given the name Wideazz, this wrench has a super-wide opening, allowing you to tackle a broad range of jobs. Its jaws are both long, for a stronger grip, and thin, for greater maneuverability in tight spaces. The handle offers both comfort and durability.
The 350 Cruiser, developed in the 1930s, is a shortened six-inch version of the 10-inch 400 boot. It's designed to be lightweight, versatile and comfortable for both walking and standing. With a water-resistant leather upper, these Cruisers are rebuildable, resoleable and built to last.