A year of pictures

1st Quarter of 2018 In the 1st quarter, Lever Gear celebrated birthdays, new product concepts, a new robotic team member from Mecco, and the announcement of two new Lever Gear members that would make their appearances in roughly nine months! 2nd Quarter of 2018 The second quarter brought a new employee (a human this time!),…

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The Everyday Carry Face Off

CLiP™ System v.s. Traditional Keychain Pill Box Lever Gear’s founder Mike Scully had long been fed up with the Traditional Keychain Pill Box and its serious limitations when he decided to challenge the traditional design. Mike wanted to invent something better, something more practical, more versatile. He set out to design a portable screwdriver that…

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How to Shop for a Minimalist

Gift shopping for a minimalist. It sounds like the start to a good joke. But, the question still remains—how do you shop for someone who supposedly shuns material goods? Understanding the Movement Contrary to popular belief, minimalism does not necessarily mean that one must shun all material goods. Instead, the minimalism movement seeks to reduce…

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A photo story of Levergear’s new robot etcher.

New robotic etcher moved in with help from friends. Lever Gear is growing and adding advanced manufacturing to our in-house capabilities with our new robotic etcher.  Our founder, Mike Scully, worked with Mecco to design a robot for our needs and recruited our neighbors at Hampton Station to help install the new machinery at Lever Gear…

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Buy Local: Supporting Main Street

Buy Local: Why Localism Localism is a movement all about interacting with local businesses to foster relationships within the community for the benefit of the business, consumer, and city. It’s about cities reinvesting in dilapidated buildings, turning them into companies or condos, and revitalizing once-abandoned areas of town. Hampton Station—where our office is located in Greenville,…

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Multi-Tool Wallet: 10 compelling reasons you need one

Not sure if a wallet multi-tool is for you? Here’s 10 reasons why it’s just for you. 1. Impress women Be a knight in shining armor or impress your friends by always having a fix at hand with a pocket multi-tool. “I impressed a young lady who was trying to tighten a nut down for a…

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Manufacturing the Toolcard Pro

An intense hands-on process from start to finish Watch the precision machining and quality that goes into each Toolcard Pro. Made in the U.S. by many skilled hands, ending in a robust and beautiful part. Meet our team along the way.    https://youtu.be/BA3_uN6EfDM   At first glance of the Toolcard Pro, I could see that careful thought…

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Portable drafting tools – How to create great drawings anywhere with your EDC tools

Everyday carry for innovators, builders, designers and idea people. Field Notes book, Toolcard Pro, and mechanical pencil for idea capture.  Drafting tools in your pocket? Have you been out with friends and wanted to evangelize about your homestead’s solar space heater with a drawing? Or needed to sketch a DIY design? Or could you have…

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