The Balancing Man is a great hand tools based metalworking project. This project introduces the basics of metal layout and hand tool usage. How you build the project and what types of metal you use can be changed, so feel free to experiment. The plans you see here are just basic guidelines on how to make this project. However it is possible to go more in depth and talk about the physics behind the project. The Balancing man is a low cost project that makes a great gift and is fun to play with.