Category Archives: Crucible Tool

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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How We Make Dividers

I’ve just posted a short video on the machine and hand processes that go into making a pair of Crucible dividers. You can check it out here if you like. — Christopher Schwarz

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This Friday: Crucible Dividers

At noon EST on Friday, Oct. 14, we will put the first batch of dividers up for sale on the Crucible Tool website: crucibletool.com. We are now in continuous production and Raney Nelson has the mill humming at a fast … Continue reading

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