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Hand tools

Timber framing tool table. Photo: smallape on Flickr, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Hand tools can be seen in use all over the world today. However, our reliance on fossil fuel powered machinery has led to a decrease in our knowledge and maintenance of small hand tools.

Permaculture seeks to empower people with 'tried and tested' educational approaches to the use of small hand tools (e.g. tool selection, maintenance and repair), and use of tools to learn to build basic infrastructure, irrigation, basic plumbing and fencing of animals.