Category Archives: Crucible Tool

Crucible Dividers: a Tool and Totem

During the day, I hold a pair of our Crucible dividers and rub them like a worry stone or a rosary as I write, think or ponder my path forward at my workbench or my laptop. The curves and chamfers … Continue reading

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Done With Dividers? Apparently Not

Making dividers – hundreds and hundreds of them – has been our obsession most of this year. As a result, we at Crucible Tool have been burning through sanding belts. We have become quite good at precision reaming (stop snickering, … Continue reading

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Dividers & Curves Coming on Saturday

Everyone involved with Crucible Tool has been working overtime to get the next batch of tools ready for the store on Saturday. Our machinist has been working Sundays. John and Raney have been reaming, sanding and assembling dividers nonstop. My … Continue reading

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Crucible Design Curves Now Available

You can now purchase a set of Crucible Design Curves in our online store at crucibletool.com. The set of three curves costs $37, and that price includes shipping in the United States. These curves are laser cut at Grainwell, which … Continue reading

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Dividers & Curves in the Store on Thursday

We will have both Improved Pattern Dividers and Design Curves for sale in Crucible’s online store at noon Eastern time on Thursday, May 25. Why are we waiting until Thursday? I’m still traveling after Handworks in Amana, Iowa. I decided … Continue reading

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Introducing the Crucible Design Curves

While a compass and straightedge can design simple pieces of furniture, you also need curves that have a varying radius to draw smooth shapes that connect three or four points – the accelerating curves that give motion and life to … Continue reading

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What the #$%& is the Deal With Your Holdfasts?

On the Crucible Holdfast from Christopher Schwarz on Vimeo. There is a contingent of people who think we are nuts for making our Crucible holdfast the way we do: cast, with a 1”-diameter shaft that’s as rough as a cob. … Continue reading

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