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You must have a pair of steel-toed shoes and safety glasses.  Also, bring some old clothes to work in.

The following tools should be available at most hardware stores:

  • tool bucket
  • 25' tape measure
  • journal
  • pencils
  • string line
  • 2 or 3 pound sledge or mash hammer
  • pointed steel chisel
  • 4" bolster (brick) chisel
  • brick or bucket trowel
  • margin or pointing trowel
  • tuck pointer or slicker 1/4" or 1/2" width
  • level
  • 2" margin trowel
  • brick jointer

The carbide tools below are available from Trow and Holden ( or Micon Industries on Granville Island. The school gets a small discount for larger orders, so please contact us if you¹d like to purchase these tools.

  • 1 1/2" carbide-tipped pitching tool
  • 1 1/2" carbide-tipped tracer chisel
  • carbide-tipped brick hammer
  • 2 or 3 lb round hammer with fiberglass handle

Micon Products ( on Granville Island also carries the carbide-tipped tools, but not the round hammers with fiberglass handles.

The full set of tools should cost about $500.