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.

So we’re going to do this the old fashioned way: Earn the money and then buy what we need.

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.

— Christopher Schwarz

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  • Dan Gar: December 12, 2017

    Would CRUCIBLE TOOL consider release a set of rulers and squares made out of five-ply bamboo?


  • Mike: December 04, 2017

    I agree with the above post. It is not that people intentionally make promises that they can’t keep. More often it is that they make promises and then unforeseen circumstances prevent them from keeping them. I can respect not wanting to get yourself into a large commitment.

  • Jesse: December 01, 2017

    While I would be happy to pre-order and fully trust you would keep your promises, I really respect your way of doing business. That is a rare thing and a big reason why I would trust you. So… there’s some circular logic or idea I’m too tired to fully flesh out here.

    I’ll order one when it’s available to be ordered.

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