The first batch of our new dividers are in the store and ready to ship. They are $110 plus domestic shipping.
These dividers are a top-to-bottom redesign of the tool. Lots has changed. They still work great, but they are built with a different aesthetic. Instead of being polished a near-perfect finish, these dividers are finished minimally off the mill. They are matte gray and there are small tool marks in evidence of how they were made. Our goal was to have the tool resemble what you would get from Stanley (or other top-line makers) in the early 20th century – not a custom tool.
But boy do they work well.
A special thanks here to mechanical designer Josh Cook and machinist/mad scientist Craig Jackson for figuring out how to make these just like we intended, and at an affordable price (for a small-batch U.S. manufacturer).
If we sell out, don’t despair, we’re making a lot more.
— Christopher Schwarz
10 thoughts on “Now Shipping: Crucible Dividers, Type 2”
Thanks LAP, this tool should bring much success. Ralph
Thanks Chris, I just placed my order.
Never despair. Nothing without labour.
They look great. Excited to get them.
Congratulations Chris! I know how much effort it takes to get something like this on the market.
awesome, i bought some HF ones a while back to hold me over, but they hurt my pride every time i use them.
Is there a cure for the sustained weeping of losers who keep missing the sell-out moment?
We should have more in about a week. They are assembling the next batch tomorrow!
That is precisely the best possible reply a human being could hope for! Thank you!
Well, I got lucky — I had a final look at the LAP blog just after midnight CET, and there was the announcement, hot off the presses, so what could I do but order one?! It will be very interesting to compare these with the one I already have from Daed Toolworks, which I believe is quite close to what the Crucible Type 1:s were like.
Anyway, what I primarily wanted to say, or, rather, ask, is this: have you ever considered bringing back to the market one of the truly missing tools of yore, the hammer saw set?
Having tried hammer setting at one of Mark Harrell’s (of Bad Axe Toolworks) saw sharpening classes, I will venture to say that it is a far superior method to plier setting for both quality and consistency of set. However, used sets are rare to start with (and even more so over here in Europe), and even if found often in need of renovation to be usable.
So, as you have now found a mechanical designer and a machinist of the first order, I thought I should at least sow the idea seed for another lost art tool that in my opinion would make a great, well, Lost Art tool!
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