How to represent craftsman services / manual work as icon?

Our application helps creating invoices and allows to insert an item into an invoice that represents a service performed by a craftsman. A typical service could be paperhanging or installing insulation.

One idea was to use some kind of tool as icon like hammer, however, I believe this is inappropriate because we have similar icons representing application modules that actually deal with tools/equipment.

Another idea is using a shirt icon like shirt (we’d create an icon that looks more like a work suit though), but I’m not quite confident with this concept, it doesn’t imply manual work being done to my eyes.

Any suggestions? It should be possible to design a recognizable version in 16×16 px too.


Here are some loose ideas.

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window cleaning/billboard hangings:

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paper roll:

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Spirit level:

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