I am a messy worker. If I didn't have paper towels handy, my entire work area would be covered with glue and gum tragacanth. Believe me, these are essential!
On to the tools! The sandpaper, scissors, X-acto knife, Q-tip and pounce wheel are all used to cut out, prepare and finish the leather pieces. The rest of the tools are used on the buckles. The blue handled wire cutters are used to snip the buckles off their sheet. The tin snips, round nosed jewelry pliers and blue handled smooth jaw needle nose pliers are used to cut out, shape and attach the rollers. The red handled wire cutters, pink handled needle nose pliers and round nosed jewelry pliers help form and attach the buckle tongues. It's not really necessary to have so many different types of pliers and wire cutters, but it sure is helpful. Detailing buckles is tedious work, and I am grateful for every tool that makes my job a little easier.
Before I forget again there is one more "tool" that you can always find on my work desk: