More Lump Hammers Coming on Friday

Posted on 24 September 2018

Our second big batch of Crucible lump hammers will go on sale at noon (Eastern time) on Friday, Sept. 28. The price is $85 plus shipping.

Raney has been busy milling the heads for the lump hammers while at the same time trying to catch up on assembling dividers – we’re running low on those as well.

A couple quick notes on the lump hammers:

The handles are hickory, a species that has variations in color, from light tan to dark brown. Wood is a natural product – it has some variations in grain, and some of the handles have some slight curl to the grain. And the handles are hand-finished – they are not extruded like Play-Doh in a Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop.

If your handle has a big chip in it, please let us know at We missed that. But slight variations in color, grain and even the handle’s octagonal facets are part of the reason we like wooden handles.

Thanks to everyone who has purchased the lump hammers so far – I hope you are enjoying using them as much as we are. I recommend you keep it on your bench.

You’ll be surprised how many times you reach for it.

— Christopher Schwarz

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  • John: October 18, 2018

    I know Chris has mentioned this before; there are services that will provide one a US address to which the package can be shipped and then forwarded on to you in Canada (or anywhere presumably). I used this for the lump hammer and it was pretty painless.

  • David: October 13, 2018

    Hello: when will the 2nd batch of hammers ship? Can’t wait to try it out.

  • Jeff: September 26, 2018

    These look so great and I hope mine has some unique grain and color. If it doesn’t I’ll still be happy and won’t cry to my mom or the internet like a grumpy old man. Thnx for making good stuff!

  • Fairwoodworking: September 26, 2018

    Oh Mongo, how badly I’d love to grab one (or 4). I think you are safe from my Canadian Tire Money for a while at least. Anyways, congrats on finally getting it to market!!!

  • Chris Schwarz: September 24, 2018

    Hi Ric,

    We have four lump hammers at the storefront.

  • Fairwoodworking: September 24, 2018

    We/I can understand if you can’t make Canadian shipping work, we’re use to it in our market place. So long as you still have stock when we show up unannounced…

  • Chris Schwarz: September 24, 2018


    Thomas and I have been friends for 20 years, and we talk all the time. There is a huge difference between what’s possible for a company with three principals and a company with 100 employees.

  • John: September 24, 2018

    Ask Tom LN – he seems to have Canada figured

  • Scoo: September 24, 2018

    It’s disappointing that it has to be so difficult/expensive to ship your tools to Canada. I’m hoping the new warehouse works out as I am lacking in U.S. friends.

  • Chris Schwarz: September 24, 2018

    Hi Steve,

    If you asked me: What has been the most difficult part of starting your business? I would answer: Trying to figure out how to ship to Canada without losing money.

    And it would be an honest answer.

    We have tried and tried and tried. And in every instance, we fail and lose a ton of money.

    We are working with a new warehouse (started last week) and hope they will have the solution (they are confident), but your best bet is to ask a U.S. friend to buy one for you.

  • Steve H: September 24, 2018

    Hi Chris:
    Any chance these may be made available through Lee Valley Tools in the near future for your Canadian fans?
    Cheers Steve

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