Category Archives: Crucible Tool

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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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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