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    I'm going to devote this thread to Leo's work as he's much more active on FB but the rest of the world shouldn't be deprived of his art.

    Leo is based in the Philippines where he painstakingly produces and engraves all his lights by hand on a manual lathe in a tiny 117 square foot shop with McGyvered tools. Amazing what can be done with real talent.



    Angle grinder made from a 12v car horn

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    From my personal collection, a matching light and pen set















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    One of his recent pieces "See no Evil, Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil"







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    A graver he fashioned himself and a light he made with it (also now in my collection)







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    A CWF Arcadia he engraved for Charles





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    Some more pieces with less engraving and more of a clean looking aesthetic











    This one has the names of the owner's children engraved on it

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    These are Gorgeous. Thanks for posting. How can I get one?

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    STOP! This guys makes these masterpieces with the tools he has and in a less then hospitable place like that???
    Absolutely amazing!!
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    It is truly inspiring what some people are capable of. I love the brass/copper hybrid with the engraving on the brass body but plain on the rest that is third from the bottom pictured in the OP.
    Anyway, could I have one like that built?
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    I just added Leo yesterday, and had to stop myself from inquiring about a custom for me.

    Are you from the Phil too, Ozy?
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    That leaf pattern Arcadia is awesome!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ipaulr View Post
    These are Gorgeous. Thanks for posting. How can I get one?
    His workload is pretty heavy right now so I dont know if he's taking commissioned orders, best way to contact him is through FB or just message me and I'll see what I can do. I believe he'll be setting up an account here too so you can wait for that.

    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    STOP! This guys makes these masterpieces with the tools he has and in a less then hospitable place like that???
    Absolutely amazing!!
    Talk about less than hospitable, here's some photos he took of a nearby volcano eruption back in January





    easilyled, see my response to ipaulr above

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMM View Post
    I just added Leo yesterday, and had to stop myself from inquiring about a custom for me.

    Are you from the Phil too, Ozy?
    I'm in the US, just trying to help out Leo as his art deserves some widespread recognition
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    Spectacular!!

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    Wow! Those are some amazing pieces!

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    New piece he just finished!





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    Wow! The Arcadia is my favorite. The attention to detail and the perfect pattern reproduced over and over, simply amazing!

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    Very much enjoy seeing hand-carved art ... beautiful !

    Thanks for posting these photos
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    The basket weave is absolutely amazing
    No such thing as too many flashlights, or knives.................
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    WIP of an LM Toolworks and Frelux Collab






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    Leo is currently working on his first exotic metal light, Mokume Gane with sterling silver Celtic knot inlay.












    As far as I'm aware this is the first flashlight with sterling silver inlay or elements, I'd love to confirm if that's accurate.
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    There have been other flashlights made in silver (Raw Ag and Wee Ag, various PhotonFanatic torches, even Tiffany did a small one), but I don't know specifically about "silver inlay"
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    There have been other flashlights made in silver (Raw Ag and Wee Ag, various PhotonFanatic torches, even Tiffany did a small one), but I don't know specifically about "silver inlay"

    Ah ok. I was aware of the Tiffany purse light but not the others.
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    Wow!!

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    The Mokume with silver inlay is complete, will be available this weekend









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    Where does one go to get it...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by egginator1 View Post
    Where does one go to get it...?
    It will be posted this weekend in his Facebook group LM Toolworks
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    Auction is currently live if anyone is interested
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    current bid is out of reach, good luck!

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    Quite impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmstrong View Post
    Quite impressive.
    Only quite?

    You must have very high standards.
    Last edited by easilyled; 12-08-2018 at 06:35 PM.
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