I promised a short film that demonstrates how our new Crucible Sliding Bevel Functions. So here it is below.
Our machine shop in Kentucky has begun milling the parts for the first big production run for this tool. We still hope a batch will be ready for Christmas, but we can’t make any promises.
At the very least, you can stop by the store on Dec. 11 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and play with it yourself during our Open Day.
— Christopher Schwarz
18 thoughts on “Crucible Sliding Bevel – the Movie”
We’ll be able to handle the sliding bevel and see the clock in the back before 5 p.m.?
Damn you, Chris Schwarz. I say damn you, sir. You create temptations. I now want to get one just to see how it works. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I should just start direct depositing my paycheck into your accounts.
Any chance of getting one with ivory inlay?
Hello, i hope that some will be available in europe, i love the body made of steel so i can use magnets to hold it, and i love the very strong tightening system ( when i drill seats sliding bevel often move and sometime fell ). The need of a screw driver does not bother me personaly i always have one next to me… Have a nice day.
We hope our EU retailers will carry it.
Very innovative! Just curious – did you do any testing with something like knurled knobs instead of screws so the user could avoid having to use a screwdriver?
Yes we did. We prefer using a screwdriver like the old bevels. We might offer knurled knobs later.
Offer a custom screwdriver …
Looks like a great tool. Although I understand the feeling one gets using a very well made tool I just can’t seem to justify some of the prices (and frankly I’m probably too dense to really appreciate it). Can you suggest an adequate bevel to use for my attempts at stick chairs? Thanks.
I’m sure it’s going to be a really nice tool but I’ll wait for the knurled knob version. I don’t always have a screwdriver with me nor do I want to use another tool to do my setting.
Do you believe the design is transferrable to a smaller model, similar in size to the smallest Vesper? Or would the screws get too fiddly?
Looks great, by the way. I expect these to be like Tickle Me Elmo for a while, but I’d love to grab one when they’re a stock item.
It is a 4″ bevel. So same size as the smallest Vesper.
That’s actually very cool. I’ve had so many times where the blade would slide down just a bit and ruin the setting when I was trying to do something with the stock laying flat on a surface. (Eg, setting table saw blade) The ability to remedy that while holding the setting is HUGE.
I had one of the fancy Starrett sliding bevels for years. Ultimately I moved on to the long-bladed Shinwa. I liked the length of the blade for more precision stuff, and I was able to use it on my MFT to help define precise cuts, because the stock was also really long, and would bridge the dogs in adjacent holes. And another great feature: the knurled brass knob had a screwdriver slot cut in it that was just the right size to let me use the blade from my 6” combination square. Blasphemy, I know. Initially is was because I was in a hurry, but the tempered steel blade still showed no signs at all of wear from tightening a brass knob, and the knob showed no damage either, like it would have from a poorly-fitting turn screw, so it just became a weird shop habit.
That’s really long-winded and truly selfish request for a longer version in the future. But I’ll keep my eyes peeled for these when they come out.
Are you going to offer screwdrivers? Silly question, I know, but seems like an easy up-sell if you kept good ones in stock that you know from experience work well with your hardware…
Oh, awesome. That makes it even more attractive. Thanks!
Interesting, I never used a bevel gauge that adjusts at the point the blade attaches to the body that would stay put but I have never used one with a separate adjustment for the angle and the length. I have often wanted to slide the blade without changing the angle. I usually use another angle gauge to hold the angle while I make the adjustment.
The tool looks great, very useful and quite innovative. Was any thought given to something other than slot head adjusting screws? No knobs! But Torx, Hex,or Robertson screw heads. Old muscles, waning eyesight and steadiness are playing havoc with my slot head screws skills.
Dude. This is huge. North Bros. huge. Quimby Backus worthy. That should not do what it does. It’s the Penn and Teller of sliding bevels.
Cool!!! Maybe you need some patent dates…
A person could do their doctoral thesis on memesis just using your comments section as source material. Question can you design a robot with screw driver arms that would tighten this down for me? One arm would flip around to have a beer bottle opener.
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