Welcome to The Tool Girl's Garage

Welcome To The Tool Girl’s Garage

There is something about a first post. It’s a fresh start, a new beginning, a blank slate. Nothing has been done you need to undo, and you have a laundry list of ideas of all the things you want to cover.

I first fell in love with tools as a child. I had one of those Dad’s who sought to fix everything. He was sort of the original Fixer Upper. Now, he may not have ever had a TV show, but he taught me to never be scared to fix something that is broken. There is no project too big to tackle with the right motivation. As long as you are focused on the task and work at it, you will get there. Mistakes are valuable, they are the lesson in the midst. Every mistake gives you the experience to get it right the next time.

From rebuilding engines to adding an addition onto my childhood home, I saw it all. To be honest, by now I have done it all too. Well, except for framing, that is on the list though, as a process I am eager to tackle. Every single day though, I learn something new, and that is what I am excited to share with you.

Woodworking though, now that is my true love. If you have ever had the pleasure of taking wood, any wood, and turning it into a functional item it’s heady. I think most people quickly find it to be a hobby they can’t shake. I quickly became addicted to the smells and feels, and without a doubt, I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of taking what is seemingly nothing and make it something that will be used and enjoyed every day.

I have spent the last year writing tool reviews and have loved every minute of it. I learned a lot from my time at Tools In Action and leave with some excellent memories and incredible friendships.

So, what will we cover here on Tool Girl’s Garage? Well, everything there is to know about all the things I love. From Product Reviews, News on launches and events, as well as a wide range of projects on both Woodworking and Home Improvement. My main goal is to inspire others to tackle the projects they wouldn’t have and to have the confidence in their knowledge of tools to use them.


  1. As your Father who recalls a skinny little girl that was there to ask questions and more questions about what I was doing at the time, I wish I has spent more time showing you how to build the rooms and how to frame. not rocket science, just have to know the codes and have a plan. ( and a permit) . so time moves on, an to be honest I am jealous of all that you can do. ( and proud) This endeavor is just one more star for you. As i have said in the past if is broken and you try to fix it and fail, well it was broken any way….truthfully , you will find that if you continue to make the effort, you will be able to fix whatever needs fixing.

    Congratulations on your new endeavor…as always, Love you….Dad

  2. Hi Sarah. I love your IG. My wife (who is also a Sarah with an H) and I watch daily. Would it be possible to walk through your tool shop layout? I am rearranging NG my basement shop and am curious how others lay their shop out. I built a bunch of roller carts this weekend to make my tools more mobile.

    Thanks TJ
    Aka on IG Florid51

    • Hey! Thank you so much! I will absolutely do a full walk through, once I finish the expansion I plan to really give some cool tips! I love mobile bases- no doubt, stick to those! Thanks for the support!

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