Being nabker to produce tools

I find it very hard keeping my buildings in good shape. Why can you not be able to make tools a lot earlier as you have the iron and coal mines but no chance on making tools.

Crude, wooden tools, made in the Fletcher? Or a new building, the Carpenter, and a blacksmith at Tier 2?

Uptil now I can only make tools at Tier 3.

I think the devs want to push you to trade.

In my playthroughs it typically wasn’t a huge problem to trade a few tools now and then, although they were scarce at some point. But this should get better in version 0.9.2 since we can order items from a merchant then.

Thank you. Will see how it goes when the new version is out.