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Custom Leather Morale Patches Now Available

by Yanne Root | January 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

Violent Little Machine Shop now offers custom leather patches. No setup fees, no artwork charges, and no bullshit. Everybody's doing PVC and canvas patches nowadays. Stand apart from the crowd with badass saddle leather.

Leather patches age beautifully and gain character with time, sweat, and blood.

We got our start in this line of business by doing small runs of patches for some SEAL buddies who wanted something original for their upcoming deployments. We've expanded to also do patches for some heavy hitting companies in the field, like Tactical Tailor. And since our patches are lasered, custom shapes and sizes for small runs are simple to do. If your unit, platoon, airwing, or company are looking for new patches, give us a shout and we'll wow you with our capabilities.

The Transition From Military to Violent Little Civilian

by Yanne Root | January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

How does one go from jumping out of Black Hawk helicopters and saving people’s lives to designing new and exciting products for the friends and family still in the military? In all honesty, I had no plan, no idea for what I was going to do after getting out. I figured I would just go directly to college and continue where I had left off six years prior. On the other hand I still had that drive to work. I needed some type of transitional job to wean myself off of the day-to-day 7 to 5 Military grind. And with winter approaching at the time, and having played on the snow slopes all my life, I was looking for an extreme change of pace from Virginia Beach, VA.


The change of pace came in the form of the ultimate job offer.

A close friend of mine that I had trained with in my early military years contacted me over Facebook just to see what I was up to. I explained my situation, said that I was planning on spending the winter in Sun Valley, ID where, unbeknownst to me, he also lived. He had a simple answer. “Come work for me!” What are the chances.


Yanne Root had just started up his second business, Violent Little Machine Shop.

"Violent Little" creates original morale and tactical based items for the military and firearms industries. And with this focus it couldn’t hurt hiring a Vet like myself. Set in a small mountain town in Idaho, this opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time. Playing on the mountain when the fresh powder fell, and learning the tricks and tips of becoming an Entrepreneur.


Being employee one at Violent Little Machine Shop, there was a lot to learn and even more to do. Jumping right into frying pan, I was learning how to design products via CAD computer software, then printing those products out with a 3D printer and being able to hold them in my hand. Not only that, I was learning about product photography -taking professional pictures of these products that would be interesting and eye candy for the customer. All this was new to me! Oh, by the way did I mention the laser? Ya… I get to play around with a big freakin laser! Custom laser engraved morale patches for elite military units? No problem there.

This couldn’t have been a better choice for me in my so called "transitional period". Soaking in all the information and necessary skills to take on the road with me in spring and maybe give it a go for myself. I mean seriously, what's better than being your own boss?

And just remember, no idea is too big, and no idea is too small. Have an idea? Shoot us an email at info@violentlittle. Maybe you’ve had something down on a bar napkin for the last ten years, and kept it just for shits and giggles. If you're interested in seeing what that might look like in your hands, we can do that, and we’d be happy too.

-Pat

Posted in 3d printing, Business, Productivity, Veteran

Violent Little Launches Tactical Rail Bottle Opener

by Meep (Robot) | October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Violent Little Machine Shop is ecstatic to announce the launch of our Tactical Rail Bottle Opener. We were proud to have our friends over at Soldier Systems provide the heavy lifting for this announcement. This is a fun, yet fully functional and milspec product that we thought of all on our lonesome. This is going to be the perfect tactical stocking stuffer for the Christmas and Holiday season. Priced to move. Guns up.

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