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HHH Knives
10-23-2013, 03:10 PM
Well guys. I just announced a pre buy on what I hope to be the first of many semi custom and or Mid Tech lines of HHH Knives! Were very excited about these knives and plan to do a 210 and a petty and a slicer. and who knows. where this could go. I sure appreciate your support here on the forums. and without you guys. Theres no HHH Kitchen knives!

There is another Super Secret project I have been working on and its the new home for HHH Knives and my family. And I wanted to share it here with my friends and family here on KKF!

I have outgrown my current shop. and without a change I would not be able to keep getting more tools and burls! lol So after much consideration, prayer and searching. We found a perfect place only 1.5 miles from where I currently reside.

The Shop is over 2 times larger then the shop I currently have!! Meaning growth and opportunity's to add new and better tools and even to add a couple of employees, so we can better service our customers.

The house is a awesome old farm house that we will remodel and bring back close to its former glory with a few modern upgrades. Its got a beautiful fireplace. and 2 amazing sun rooms off the back of the house. :biggrin:

It sits on 2.5 acres. Has fruit trees. 3 kinds of apples and 2 pear trees. a beautiful grape vine with both purple and white. Large walnut, maple and oak trees. raspberry bush. and well Its awesome!

To say we are excited about the now shop and house would be a understatement! :bliss:


Here are a few images!

WillC
10-23-2013, 03:17 PM
That place looks like a dream come true, really fantastic news, congratulations, you Guys have earned it. :)

HHH Knives
10-23-2013, 03:23 PM
Will. Thanks for your kind words. I tell ya, its truly "a dream come true". Im not looking forward to the moving everything part of this. But will suck it up and get R done! :)

God Bless YA!
Randy

Dream Burls
10-23-2013, 05:10 PM
That's really great Randy. The new place looks super. I wish you all the best.

WildBoar
10-23-2013, 06:00 PM
Great find, Randy -- looks like a nice place to live, and the commute should be a short one.

mr drinky
10-23-2013, 06:15 PM
Best of luck in the move, and I hope you will have your own private executive bathroom in the new world headquarters.

k.

Pensacola Tiger
10-23-2013, 06:20 PM
Congratulations on the move, Randy! It looks like a house just waiting to be a home.

DeepCSweede
10-23-2013, 06:29 PM
Congrats Randy - The new digs look great and comfy. Perfect place to nestle in on a nice crisp Michigan morning.

HHH Knives
10-23-2013, 06:31 PM
Thanks much! bros!!

The house market here in Michigan, especially in this part of the state is so CRAZY low. You can buy many times the money's worth of house now as you could for same money a few years ago. I have been waiting and watching for the right place for the last year. Hoping to find something just like this! and for a price that is within my tight budget. Gods timing on this place couldn't of been better. and I feel we all but stole it!

Aside from that. I am just ecstatic about it. The next HHH Hammer in is gona be even better.. Having more room and alot of it. No neighbors at all! Its crazy. On one side I have a church and the other a small business that has a once a month auction. Nothing in front or behind for as far as the eye can see except farm fields and trees! Its knife makers paradise!

Blessings!
Randy

Fran Rendina
10-23-2013, 07:15 PM
You are truly blessed Randy, good luck in the new home and good luck with your business .You do beautiful work,and have very beautiful burl.

Dardeau
10-23-2013, 07:21 PM
That is an amazing setup. That is pretty close to my dream situation if it didn't snow so much in Michigan.

Lefty
10-23-2013, 07:35 PM
Congrats on all of it, Randy! It looks like a perfect spot!

HHH Knives
10-23-2013, 09:26 PM
Congrats on all of it, Randy! It looks like a perfect spot!

Yep. I dont know if I could of wrote it down on paper any better then this! Blessed for sure!

Ill take more pictures Before and after of the re mod. There is amazing trim work throughout and cove ceilings and the downstairs bathroom has a HUGE claw foot style bath tub that is gona be re done and used! :)

Anyways. Its gone be FUN!!

Lefty
10-23-2013, 09:28 PM
Sounds like a dream place. I swear I drove past it last year....

turbochef422
10-23-2013, 09:37 PM
Congrats on the new house. I just bought my first one 3 weeks ago. It's definitely exciting.

marc4pt0
10-23-2013, 10:13 PM
always love hearing about labor of love baring great fruit! Congrats to you and your family!

Johnny.B.Good
10-23-2013, 11:21 PM
Wow, the place looks incredible, Randy! I love it!

Looking forward to more pictures soon.

Congrats!

RRLOVER
10-23-2013, 11:28 PM
Looks great Randy!!

Eric
10-23-2013, 11:44 PM
Congrats! What about Randy jr?

HHH Knives
10-23-2013, 11:47 PM
Congrats! What about Randy jr?


The new place is only 1.5 miles away. So Im gona keep Jr workin!! :)

HHH Knives
10-23-2013, 11:48 PM
Congrats on the new house. I just bought my first one 3 weeks ago. It's definitely exciting.

Cograts on the new place! Very happy for you and yours!

knyfeknerd
10-24-2013, 12:16 PM
Until I saw the pictures from the last Hammer-In, I always pictured your HHH world headquarters looking EXACTLY like this!
I can't believe the quality and quantity of what you've been doing out of such a small place.
Congrats to you Randy!
I can't wait to see the shop-building wip pics!

I'm going to go ahead and book with my travel agent to make it to the HHH Hammer-In 2014!

cheflarge
10-24-2013, 12:50 PM
Congrat's, bro! Good things happen to good people!!!

HHH Knives
10-24-2013, 02:44 PM
Until I saw the pictures from the last Hammer-In, I always pictured your HHH world headquarters looking EXACTLY like this!
I can't believe the quality and quantity of what you've been doing out of such a small place.
Congrats to you Randy!
I can't wait to see the shop-building wip pics!

I'm going to go ahead and book with my travel agent to make it to the HHH Hammer-In 2014!


Dude! Thats awesome. I look forward to it. Next year were gona do the pig on site. Having you here for the Hammer in 2014 is great. and once you make reservations We will put you up for the weekend at the NEW World Headquarters!!! :D

Im excited about the NEW shop and we will be working even harder this year to get it set up the way it should be and make this happen!! Thanks for the words of encouragement!
God Bless YA
Randy

HHH Knives
10-24-2013, 02:46 PM
Congrat's, bro! Good things happen to good people!!!

Your awesome Chef. Thanks Buddy. You have a open invite. Any time, all the time!

Your my brother from another mother!! Family!

God Bless YA
Randy

stereo.pete
10-24-2013, 04:40 PM
Congrats to you and your family Randy!

ejd53
10-24-2013, 05:46 PM
Beautiful place Randy, congrats to you and your family.

Mrmnms
10-24-2013, 06:45 PM
No doubt you will turn this great old house into a magnificent home. Congratulations to you and your family Randy.

apicius9
10-24-2013, 07:51 PM
Looks like a great step in space and quality of life. If it just weren't so cold where you are ;) The median price for a one family home here on the islands is around $640k, that house with the ground out here would automatically make you at least a millionaire...

Stefan

TB_London
10-24-2013, 08:06 PM
Congrats, looks like a beautiful place to live and work.

HHH Knives
10-24-2013, 10:48 PM
Looks like a great step in space and quality of life. If it just weren't so cold where you are ;) The median price for a one family home here on the islands is around $640k, that house with the ground out here would automatically make you at least a millionaire...

Stefan



Stefan. Thank you my friend.. I honestly feel Rich in ways money cant buy! I get to play with knives every day. Making things I truly LOVE and enjoy. For people who equally love and enjoy them. What more could a man ever want or need? Aside from a good woman! and thankfully my Mrs. has not kicked me to the curb yet. :scratchhead: :laughat:

Sounds like the price of living on the islands could be a challenge! If ya ever move NORTH :cold: you better come by and visit! :happy222:

God Bless YA!
Randy

mc2442
10-24-2013, 11:52 PM
Congrats! Looks like you will have piece and quiet out there......with the exception of your work of course.

I wish you the best in your new home!

HHH Knives
10-25-2013, 11:53 AM
No doubt you will turn this great old house into a magnificent home. Congratulations to you and your family Randy.

Thanks much. Its really a dream come true.



Beautiful place Randy, congrats to you and your family.

Ed. Thanks buddy! :)



Congrats to you and your family Randy!

Thank you Pete!



Congrats, looks like a beautiful place to live and work.

4sure! Its gona be a great upgrade. Were so blessed! Its gona take some time and work! Yet its all gona be worth it!



Congrats! Looks like you will have piece and quiet out there......with the exception of your work of course.

I wish you the best in your new home!

Yes sir. Its gona be nice and quite. aside from the traffic on the road. Thankfully Im way back off the road. :) Thanks!!! :)

HHH Knives
10-30-2013, 02:53 PM
Its OFFICIAL! :D Closing date set!!

11/01/2013 and its ours!!!

Im just to excited to even put words to this. Aside from God is GOOD!

HHH Knives
11-01-2013, 08:53 PM
WHOOT!!! We closed on the house today. everything went well. no surprises or issue. I changed all the locks on all of the doors. Then we hung out there for a while. I lit the fire place and we just soaked it all in!!!! Did I mention Whoooot!!!!!

Time to start the remod. and shop layout. Im thinking of going with metal walls and ceiling. Framing in a clean room, and a grinding area, etc.. And lets not forget a Hot side for forging.

Thanks guys for the kind words and encouragement! Gona be a bit of work to get everything ready. But Its gona be SO worth it!!

God Bless YA!
Randy

Chuckles
11-02-2013, 12:46 AM
If you have a hammer in again next year I think it might end up like Woodstock.

HHH Knives
11-08-2013, 10:55 PM
If you have a hammer in again next year I think it might end up like Woodstock.

IF??? Were having a hammer in next year! and I hope it turns out like you say!! :doublethumbsup:


On a side note, I started tearing out the main bathroom and the old tub is a CLAW FOOT tub that they framed in?? Its awesome! Looks like its from the 30's or 40's and the outside is in amazing condition beings that it was covered up who knows how many years ago.. Needless to say this old tub is betting refinished and will be put back in the bathroom!! :) SCORE! :thumbsup:

WildBoar
11-08-2013, 11:23 PM
Sweet! And I can't wait to see pics of the tribal damascus faucet set you make! :D

Lucretia
11-09-2013, 01:55 AM
Just gorgeous! Can't wait to see before/after photos!

HHH Knives
11-10-2013, 04:26 PM
Sweet! And I can't wait to see pics of the tribal damascus faucet set you make! :D


LMAO. :) Moma said no damascus fittings for the bathroom :(

HHH Knives
11-10-2013, 04:28 PM
Just gorgeous! Can't wait to see before/after photos!

Thanks Lucretia. I have been slacking at taking photos as we work. Ill try and snap a few more inside photos. So I have a B4 shot to show with the after photos. :)

BIG FUN. :)
Randy

Lucretia
11-10-2013, 10:32 PM
And if you're exposing any wiring or plumbing as you work in the walls, be sure to get pictures. They are invaluable later when you try to figure out a safe place to put a hole or hang a picture.

apple123
11-11-2013, 01:50 AM
:)


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HHH Knives
11-12-2013, 07:39 PM
And if you're exposing any wiring or plumbing as you work in the walls, be sure to get pictures. They are invaluable later when you try to figure out a safe place to put a hole or hang a picture.

Smart thinking for sure!! Thanks for the tip :)

HHH Knives
05-09-2014, 12:17 AM
Well.. After a BRUTAL winter. we are finally starting to make headway on the new house!

Lots of small setbacks and delays along the way. The list is to long of what we have done so far to list. from the new shingles on the top to the well pump hundreds of feet underground. we have pretty much either repaired, repainted, replaced or reworked it!

Still have a list of things to do as long as my arm. But I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I also want to say THANKS to everyone who is patiently waiting (some more so then others) for there custom orders to be completed. Bare with me on this as I just finished and finalized the SUPER SECRET project that was a HUGE distraction and took way longer then it ever should of. More new on this coming soon. :) Im gona get back in the shop again next week and will start kicking out them long awaited blade!!

Here are a few images of the progress on the house. The more I work on this old house. The more I love it! After I compete a small checklist we will be able to move forward with flooring throughout. And shortly after that. MOVING!! anyone want to help??? Hmmm.. lol I almost forgot. Its MUSHROOM season. I sure would like to spend a few hours in the woods.

Blessings
Randy

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Thanks for checking out all the pictures. I bet ya thought that it would never end!! :D God Bless YA!

WarrenB
05-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Looking good:doublethumbsup: I will happily give you a hand with the move if you can sort the flights from the UK and back:biggrin:
Good luck with everything:thumbsup:

cheflarge
05-09-2014, 05:39 PM
Damn, dude!!! Looking awesome. Sounds to me like we should christen the new shop with a "SUSHI SATURDAY," WOO HOOOO!!! :-)

Dardeau
05-09-2014, 08:45 PM
Looking nice randy!

HHH Knives
05-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Thanks guys. Its been alot of work. and at times very frustrating. Yet I know when done its gona be our home and my shop. so Its worth it all!

Thanks for checking out the thread.

CHEF.. you know I cant say now to Sushi Saturdays! :D

cheflarge
05-17-2014, 12:11 PM
:-)

Sam Cro
05-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Well done Randy , I am Very Happy for you you are making the "House" look Very much like a "Home" Brother Many Blessings to you and Your Family for years too Come I Hope .

Best Regards Brother

HHH Knives
05-31-2014, 07:39 PM
Thanks Sam. This project has been much more then I bargained for. But I guess old houses are always like that. The corner stone on the foundation is marked 1890 somthing. So this would be considered a old house!! I just seen the stone yesterday when servicing the Air Conditioning unit. Pretty darn cool. Ill try and get a photo.

The hardest part has been finding capable people to help in the areas I am not capable or comfortable in. Like Electrical.. But slowly We are making progress!

I know that one day soon. We will be moved in and this will all be a memory and a great learning experience.

Thanks again to all of you who support HHH Knives with orders as well as with your kind words and encouragement. God Bless YA!

HHH Knives
06-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Snapped a picture of the Cornerstone today. :) Pretty cool history. 1894!!! :D

If all goes to plan by this time next week The main bath will have the claw tub sink and toilet installed!! Wish me luck! :dazed: