November 25, 2007 at 5:37 pm #28100marcParticipant
Those hurco’s are nice and accurate little machines!! You’ll soon be in buissiness!!
MarcNovember 28, 2007 at 6:37 pm #28259colinbParticipantquote Marc:
to be honest theres not a huge amount left of the original hurco
just the main casting really and refurbed ballscrews and linear slides
the bed, spindle and electronics are all being ditched for 5 axis table, high speed spindle and new computers running AC servosDecember 3, 2007 at 12:42 am #28521blackopsParticipant
WOW guys those are some really, really nice shops!!!
Jim.December 17, 2007 at 5:34 pm #29632
Here is a set of 2 hp. 2×72″ belt grinders that use in the shop. They are full variable. One is a Dc. Drive, while the other is a newer variable frequency AC drive. We use mostly ceramic carbide belts on these stee hoggers! [/img]December 17, 2007 at 5:38 pm #29633
Here is what I do with them. I start with 6 ft. bars of Jet Turbine Steel ordered directly from the manufacturer. These are a double hollow ground “Fighters” in Ancient African Bull Elephant Ivory. [/img] And these in Ancient Mammoth Ivory. [/img]December 17, 2007 at 8:29 pm #29641rabbitsParticipant
knife maker tell me one thing mate how hoch do these knife come in at i would love to have a knife like that for the skinning and gutting off my kill 😀December 17, 2007 at 11:52 pm #29652walkonkingParticipant
I see Bob Loveless really is a big influence on you. No one better to emulate thats for sure.
I use to collect years ago and still have one Bowie from Rick Browne and a Tanto from Kieth Coleman both guild members.
Love your work….very impressed.December 18, 2007 at 12:12 am #29657justforfunParticipant
Those are some great knives you make. Would you post a photo of you cutting out the ivory?
Roy S.quote knifemaker:December 18, 2007 at 5:59 am #29678quote rabbits:
Hey Rabbits! The collectors have really run the prices up. The Ivory Fighter, (The Larger One) Would probably re-sale for around 4,000.00 to 5,000.oo US. The set in Mammoth would bring at least 5000.
The after market is crazy these days.
None of these Knives are hunters, but I do make several Lovett-Loveless connection Hunters. The prices are very much less. Usually around 600. from me, and about 1000. from a dealer. Still a lot of money. Fewer and fewer people use a Lovett, much less a genuine Loveless. Here is a Pic of a few Lovett-Loveless Connection Hunters. Mike [/img]December 18, 2007 at 6:13 am #29680quote WalkonKing:
Hey Adam! Rick is still at it and doing great work. In fact his Slip Joing Folders are FANTASTIC!!!December 18, 2007 at 6:23 am #29681quote justforfun:
Sorry, I don’t have any pics of cutting Ivory. It is cut with a re-saw blade on the bandsaw. All shaping is done on the 2×72 belt grinders, which are variable speed to prevent burning, cracking, and checking, which is so common with old Ivory. I would like to stress that all Ivory used here in Lovett shop is Ancient ivory’s. All Legal documented Ivory. It is a beautiful material. Full of color, swirls, and a lot of 3-D depth. Here are the grinders. MikeDecember 18, 2007 at 12:50 pm #29693justforfunParticipant
That is so cool. I’ve had allot of interests over the years and it is so nice to see others.
Makes me think, how much ancient ivory can there still be. It’s not like they are still making it. 🙂
Roy S.December 19, 2007 at 4:33 pm #29763rabbitsParticipant
thanks mike but for me to spend that much cash on a knife would be daft i9 would love to be able to but cash is tight around this time off year for us all so i,ll be looking at a buck knife as they only run is at Â£150 for a top notch one .looks wise they don,t match your,s but it,s for hunting not looking at . love the work mate .. 😀December 19, 2007 at 5:38 pm #29766sacshooterParticipant
That is one sweet belt grinder 8)December 28, 2007 at 5:50 am #30343
Thanks so much guy’s! Rabbits, there is not a thing wrong with a good Buck Knife. A buck was one of my first hunting knives, and I still have fond memories of it. Wish I still had it! Lost it on a hunt. Mike
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