As you might’ve already read somewhere on here, I am a student. Currently in the seventh year of a four-year programme called Aeronautical engineering. During my internships I got the possibility to use an amazing range of tools, carefully sorted in their foam cushions in a beautiful tool trolley. Everything that I needed was either immediately available or ordered with next day delivery.

Even though many, including me, dream of that luxury in a garage of our own, this often isn’t the case. On this page you can follow my struggles as I slowly build my collection of tools found in the discount section of a store or of disputable quality. I will report my experience on here so you then know¬†when you can and can’t be a cheapskate when buying your own tools.