We Do Not Have a Handle on This

Posted on 06 February 2018


We hit a snag with our lump hammers in January. Our handle supplier decided to ignore us and stop returning our calls, emails and offers to give them a big order for handles.

So we are back to finding a new supplier that won’t charge us $35 per handle.

As a result, we are treading water with the lump hammer. We have the money to make the parts, but until we have a handle and know the exact size of the tenon in real life (not in CAD – an important distinction) we can’t make the hammer heads.

So John, Raney and I are sifting through 132 suppliers this week.

Sorry we don’t have good news to report. (This is why most toolmakers don’t have active blogs.)

— Christopher Schwarz

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  • HCG: February 10, 2018

    Amazing how rude people are these days – even when you want to give them business.
    Hang in there!
    I look forward to buying one once you get it all squared away.

  • Michael Frizell: February 09, 2018

    Do it right and, if possible, let me know when they are ready so I may purchase one.

    It is difficult to make simple things well and, as I’m sure you know, requires patience and attention to the details, ( which of course is where God lurks). I am happy to wait for the best outcome.


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