How does this work? Do you have to be a professional, that is a for sale sort of toolmaker or can you just make handtools from scratch at home?
I don't make very many hand tools, but the ones I have done were quite nice in my opinion. So far its just been a Stanley #140 belonging to Paul Hubbman, a shoulder plane, dovetail saw and now a slitter. I spend so many hours on them that I wouldn't mind letting other see them.
Here is a picture of my shoulder plane. The quarter in the picture is just to show how polished the stainless steel is.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"