Category Archives: Crucible Tool

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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I am a Tool Abuser

And I do it for you. Details on the Crucible blog here. — Christopher Schwarz

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A Holdfast Rant

This evening I posted a rant at Crucible Tool about our holdfasts. I’m not very good at rants and need to take some lessons from Raney. Still, here is is. — Christopher Schwarz

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Evolution of the Crucible Dividers

I’ve just posted a blog entry that shows the evolution of the Crucible Improved Pattern Dividers (and explained why they have that name. Check it out here. — Christopher Schwarz

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Building Crucible Inventory for Christmas

During the last two months, John, Raney and I have been building up our inventory of dividers, holdfasts and design curves at Crucible Tool to ensure we don’t run out during the holidays. We’ve also been working on a new … Continue reading

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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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