Category Archives: Crucible Tool

About the Lump Hammer

Want to make your own or modify an existing tool? Rip off our specifications by reading this blog entry at Crucible Tool.com.

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Update on the Crucible Lump Hammer

You can read all about it on the Crucible blog if you like.

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Additional Tip Shapes for Dividers

We’ve just posted a new video at Crucible Tool’s blog on how to create two additional (and useful) tip shapes for your dividers. One tip is designed specifically for scribing arcs. The other is for cutting inlay or recesses. While … Continue reading

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Alter the Tips of Your Dividers

Note: This is crossposted from Crucible Tool. Dividers work better if the tips match the job you’re doing. For layout chores, such as scribing arcs or setting out your joinery, the dividers’ tips need to match the wood you are … Continue reading

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Lay Out a Chair’s Pommel

There’s a quick tutorial on laying out a traditional pommel on a seat with a French curve and only two points. Check it out on the Crucible Tool site here. — Christopher Schwarz

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Using French Curves

This morning I posted an entry on our Crucible Tool site about how to use the continuously changing radius on French Curves to join three points. This is a huge help when creating irregular or organic shapes. Read the entry … Continue reading

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Sharpening Dividers

Today Raney and I shot this short video on how to sharpen dividers with an all-purpose tip. These instructions work with any dividers, including our own. Next up: How to modify the tips to do interesting things. — Christopher Schwarz

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