Wildwood COTD: 8 of Stones

This is from the Minor Arcana side of the deck and in this card, my first impression was of the 8 of Pentacles, which is usually an indication of repetitiveness. However, none of these stones are the same: there is no repetition here. So, what is this card trying to tell me?

There are tools here: stone tools but tools none the less. This man has the skill to make these tools. Do I have the skills I need to carry on from The Shaman card of yesterday?

It’s at this point I read the book and find that what I’ve examined in the card and my thoughts in processing it, are more of less what Mark Ryan has written down for this cards’ meaning. However, I don’t feel like the old man sitting in the middle a room, making these tools.  I am just hoping that the man is metaphorical!