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

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4 comments

  • John Pittman: March 12, 2019

    Please let me know when next the dividers are available

  • TaDaMan: February 20, 2019

    As someone who was never quick enough when batches of dividers were released there can be only one appropriate reaction to this news.

    BUMMER!

  • Dennis Finn: February 20, 2019

    Love what you guys are doing. Stumbled in here today, for the first time. Yeah but how? your Director of Social Media might ask. Looking at vices on Bench Crafted, then over to hold fasts, then my eye catches the why 1" inchers link. I shutter at the thought of 3/4" switch over and click the link. As I’m reading about how a shaft with an extra 1/4" of girth will deform the hole I’m slamming less than what I’m currently using, I’m thinking you know, this guy writes kinda like that Chris somebody guy who’s workbench design book I’m reading for the 2nd and a half time. Then I get to the by line, holly Andre J. Roubo! same guy. And you’re building these sweet tools that I totally don’t need but absolutely will buy just 2 hours from where I live. Fantastic. Can’t wait to score a lump hammer and find some lumps to wack. Look forward to the card scrapers.

  • jayedcoins: February 20, 2019

    A John Brown and Chris Williams inspired scraper?

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