Lump Hammer Progress – Almost There
Posted on 29 November 2017
I don’t want to sound like a telethon host, but we are incredibly close to having the cash to order the raw materials for the first batch of Crucible lump hammers.Several of you have suggested that we simply offer pre-orders to pay for the materials. We discussed this at length when we set up this company and decided that wasn’t the way we were going to sell tools. During the last 20 years I have watched many toolmakers and furniture makers ruin perfectly good businesses by making promises that cannot be kept.
With any luck, a few of your spouses will buy some of our tools for you for Christmas and we’ll have a load of raw steel and hickory handles on the way shortly to the Crucible Lab in Indiana.
So we’re going to do this the old fashioned way: Earn the money and then buy what we need.
— Christopher Schwarz