Divider Components in Hand
Posted on 27 April 2017
I’ve just returned from Machine Time in Nicholasville, Ky., (the company that manufactures the two biggest components of our Improved Pattern Dividers) with our first big load of parts.Craig Jackson of Machine Time and Raney have debugged the process during the last three weeks and parts are starting to flow smoothly through the CNC mill and (once I get to Indiana) into Raney’s shop for sanding and assembly.
Raney, who sleeps less than I do, has also finished a couple rounds of prototypes for our fourth tool (when he wasn’t dealing with programming for the dividers). Plus he’s been building some new planes for Daed Toolworks for Handworks.
In the meantime, I’ve been prototyping our next tool for Crucible. I finished two rounds of prototypes and we began production on Tuesday. The goal is to have several hundred on hand at Handworks. Once we have built up some stock, I’ll unveil this new tool here on the blog. The good news? It’s gonna be less than $40 delivered.
So though it’s been quiet here on the blog, our shops have been whirring.
— Christopher Schwarz