Category Archives: Crucible Tool

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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Crucible Holdfast FAQ

During the last 20 years, most woodworkers have adopted 3/4″ as the standard size for holdfasts, bench dogs and other workbench accessories. So why the heck are we making holdfasts at Crucible Tool that have a 1″ shaft? Simply put: … Continue reading

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