Creative Tooling

Looking for a creative toolmaker? How about a whole team of them? We provide urgent tooling for advanced manufacturers in our region. And sometimes we come up with simple machines for friends in other regions. Thanks for visiting. We’re here to help you be more productive.

Hotline: 765-429-6362

Serious problem solving

Whether you are a multiple billion dollar manufacturer with an urgent tooling demand in our service area, or a small business from distant lands, we are serious about helping you produce more widgets with less labor and less down time.


We supply urgent toolroom services to advanced manufacturers within 40 miles of Lafayette, IN. If you need a toolmaker, tooling, custom machinery, prototypes, reverse engineering for hard to find replacement parts or post production research projects, please contact us for a custom quote. We prioritize our biggest customers.

Simple Machines

Hello world!

We just overwrote our late 90’s web site! Stay tuned as we introduce a few of our simple machines for those little manufacturers outside our immediate service area.


Founded in 1995 by toolmaker Larry Skinner, we retain a passion for creativity and practical problem solving. In 2018 Larry partnered with Little Engine Ventures to assure longevity in the community. We then bought the building, updated some equipment, hired engineering support and launched this fancy new web site. Stop by, call or email. Larry and crew are still here to serve.