While our printing plants were idled or working with extreme staff shortages, we worked on new Crucible tools to keep us busy. Next week we will release the Crucible GoDrilla, a bit extender that locks tight with zero wobble.
What’s a GoDrilla? Read this.
We have the parts for 500 on hand and will start assembling them on Monday. We’ll also be able to calculate the retail price next week now that we have all the manufacturing costs in hand.
I have been using the heck out of the GoDrilla for months and am completely satisfied.
We’re also starting production on Crucible Center Squares (what, no money-esque name?), which are useful for marking the centers of round and octagonal parts. We are going to make two sizes. The first one is a small guy in steel we are calling Little Rudy™ (no, it’s not really trademarked).
We are also working on a larger, fancier one. Details on that to come soon.
And in about three weeks, we should have some new books in the warehouse. I cannot wait.
— Christopher Schwarz
21 thoughts on “More New Tools on the Way”
Off topic, but any news on Don Williams ?
Bravo. Keep up the good work.
Is it “go-DRILL-uh” like “Go drill something” or is it “god-RILL-uh” like rhymes with Godzilla? I’m going to get one either way — I just want to say it right.
More like the first, I suppose. We say it exactly like “gorilla” but with a “d” in place of the “r.”
Those really fill a niche.
Perhaps a crevice in a niche in a subcatagory.
Soooo . . . stick chair makers.
Those who have been sucked into the niche (involuntarily?) and will never get out again are a passionate bunch of rogues and just may sell you out of them.
How about the ” Simian Center finder™ “
Which titles areyou expecting to make it to the warehouse?
Very interesting indeed, and I will keep my eyes peeled for the GoDrilla to show up in the store!
About the Center Square, is it different or does it have features that distinguishes it from similar tools already on the market (for example the Preisser or Richard Kell Center Finders)?
Looking at the 20 June post, it seems the hole is to insert a stopper in the middle.
I first thought it was to put a punch or a screw driver while tightening the nut. It looks like the body and the nut would require the same wrench size.
Anyway, I don’t have US customary sized ones.
This is exciting. I have been waiting for the godrilla. I like the little Rudy as well. I will attempt to pick up one of each. Thanks for you guys’ excellent work on this.
Your original post on this device said that material was still being decided. What did you end up using for both parts?
Steel nuts and hard anodized aluminum bodies. In the end we had no choice as steel bodies were impossible for a couple years because of factory problems.
Oh, no, they say you need a hole/ Go, go, Godrilla (yeah)
Well this looks like a winner. Simple, precise, adaptable… Lost Art skunkworks is on a roll! You all may be one custom color design from mass market success (some of the bolder bevel gauge prototypes were way cool).
Sign me up. Also, history shows again and again that nature points out the folly of men.
Thanks for that.
Monkey in the Middle?
If the small one is Little Rudy” will the big one be “The Donald”?
Love the knurling alternating with the smooth wrenchable surface. Not sure if I’ve seen that approach before. A very simple and elegant way to accomplish your goal.
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