I want to find out how to get help with purchasing tools that take
the strain off my body and will allow me to still do some
metalsmithing. Any ideas?
This is a really interesting question, and relevant to all of us,
because wouldn’t it be great if we all had tools that caused less
wear and tear? Are you asking for help identifying the tools? Or
where to get funding?
Get the book The Complete Guide to Getting a Grant by Laurie Blum.
You could either create a project and search for a grant that allows
for capital expenses (tools). Or search for funding for projects for
the disabled and work it from that angle.
You can pay for grant research, or do it yourself. Try your local
foundation library. (In Chicago it’s called Donors Forum, it’s
called something else in New York.)
I would think an electric saw might help, or the Knew Concept Saw.
What else, Orchidians?