Update: Crucible Dividers
Posted on 18 February 2019
Every time we post a new batch of Crucible lump hammers for sale (and they sell out in three hours), we are greeted with cries of: “And we want dividers, too.”
Here is where we are with the dividers. They are too expensive to make, and too finicky to assemble and finish. They should be $300 as-is, and we have zero desire to make $300 dividers. We’ve tried to find less costly ways to make them. And we have tried to find better ways to assemble them. We’ve failed.
So we have taken dividers off our production list and discontinued them in the Crucible store. We might redesign them in the future. Or we might move on and make other tools instead.
We still have parts for about 60 dividers that we will assemble and sell when we have satisfied demand for lump hammers. When we have made progress on those 60 tools, we’ll let you know here.
It’s not easy discontinuing a tool that you love. But we know it’s the right decision. We’re a small company – and we always will be a small company by design. We have to pick our battles.
We are working on more lump hammers now, plus a card scraper that we think is superior to every design we’ve used in the past.
This isn’t defeat. Just a reality check.
— Christopher Schwarz