The TechShop, gone, but not forgotten.
Hi everyone! I’m Pete “KWICK” Aronson. I have been in the” Niche Market” Biz for 30 years now. I started out in 1991 making and selling Schwinn Sting-Ray Reproduction Parts and Accessories, I did that for 26 years. That led to my true love, Motorcycles and making parts for the Kawasaki ZRX in 1999 to present. In 2014 The TechShop came to town. It was a 15,000 square foot dream machine shop. You could do almost anything there. I got certified on the whole shop: All types of welding, CNC Mill, Knee Mill, Lathe, Powder Coat, Waterjet, Full Wood Shop, Lasers, Vinyl plotter, Full Metal Shop, Silk Screening, Various Sewing Machines…the list went on. In 2017 The TechShop went into bankruptcy and is no longer.
But, The TechShop taught me exactly what machinery I needed in MY own shop! Instead of farming out the heavy work and doing the hand finish stuff in-house, as I did Pre-2014, I have spent the last four years collecting equipment which has allowed me to make over 100 Motorcycle parts in-house and as you will see in this MMandLS launch, over 40 Unique Tooling Items for the Mini Mill, Mini Lathe, CNC Router, Laser, Micro Lathe, 3D Printer, Band Saw, Vapor Hone (soon) along with Organizational Items.
As you will see in time, I am kind of a Whacky Inventor and will be constantly updating my product lineup.
I do things unconventionally such as using aluminum for prototyping and 3D Printing for production. I often don’t sleep at night and create an entire product in my head. I have products in my Que, as it were, and as time permits I will bring them online. As a one-man shop, likewise some things will be discontinued to make time for others. I will be continuing with the Kawasaki Business running in parallel. Check it out at www.ExpensiveLightweightStuff.com
I do not have a retail store, and the address on the web is my shipping address at The UPS Store in Tempe. If you want to stop in, please call to see if I am in and to get my physical shop address. I am in and out often, so please call. And, please call any time with any questions you might have.
GlowForge Laser demos I love doing. If you are in the market for a laser, stop in and see what they will do.
Pete “KWICK” Aronson
www.MMandLS.com <<Shortcut, Less Typing 🙂
315 West Elliot Road
Tempe, AZ 85284