View Full Version : Pimp My Press!! Heavy photos!!!

HHH Knives
08-20-2012, 12:28 AM
OK, This is my custom built 25 ton forging press.


This is our 25 ton forging press after Mike got done with it!!!


Mike sent me a picture of some killer air brushing he did. After selling Mike's Air Brushing work on another piece of equipment. I was like.... DUDE.. you gota come over and PIMP MY PRESS! He graciously agreed and came by today. :buddies:It was great seeing this thing come to life!

I told Mike I would like a dragon breathing fire and to get crazy and have fun. Basically to go nuts and do what he does so damn well. And thats being a AMAZING ARTIST!

He then went ahead and painted this right out of his twisted mind! Hes a true artist. I feel that giving him free reign to be creative and do what he thought would look cool and work on the press would be the best outcome, and man was I right.. I never would of imagined what he managed to create! The detail and depth its just amazing! I am BLOWN AWAY by the work he did. Its so much more then I ever would of imagined. and the way he made the dragon and the rest of the painting 3-D and wraps around the pillars and well. Its just toooooo COOL!

I cant thank Mike enough. And now this press is the PINNACLE of awesomeness in my shop! To say Im happy would be a huge understatement! Im ecstatic :bigeek::D:cool2::thumbsup::wink::EDance2::EDance2 ::D

A few more close ups and side angle shots.. This 25 ton forging press has now been PIMPED! :skullreaper: A prss like this needs a name! Any suggestions are welcomed!


08-20-2012, 01:01 AM
very nice..!

08-20-2012, 02:04 AM
That's just friggin ridiculous.

08-20-2012, 07:07 AM
That's soooo cool! Now, how hard is it going to be to keep it looking that way?

08-20-2012, 07:10 AM
That looks pretty cool and the sparks will look like the dragons breath!!

08-20-2012, 10:08 AM
very nice.

08-20-2012, 10:15 AM

Keith Neal
08-20-2012, 11:44 AM
Randy, you are over the edge! But I suppose most great artists are.

When are you going to start making damascus with each layer a different color?


Dave Martell
08-20-2012, 12:16 PM
BAD ASS :cool2:

Eamon Burke
08-20-2012, 12:22 PM
One day, I'll take a trip just to get Mike to put a knife tattoo on me. I'm genuinely scared that other tattoo artists won't "get" it and screw up something critical on the knife, lol.

HHH Knives
08-20-2012, 12:43 PM
Thanks guys, Im super happy with it. Am glad I got some good images of it fresh, Because it wont ever look this good again! We will be forging in it today and well. Its a tool. and like any that we have. WE USE THEM!

Mike is a true artist in ever sense of the word. And in many different areas, from Tattoo to knife making, scrimshaw drawing and designing, and well, He is just a really talented guy! Again I cant thank him enough for this awesome paint job!!

I may have to do a WIP soon do I can get some pictures of this dragon with some white hot steel in its jaws!

08-21-2012, 12:46 AM
So cool Randy! That should produce a lean mean green protein splitting blade!

Dragon... Dragon? Where have I seen a green fire breathing dragon before? Hummmm....! :crazy:

08-21-2012, 03:45 AM
I LOVE IT........When are having your next hammer in.

08-21-2012, 07:48 AM

08-21-2012, 09:38 AM
Thats.. some serious "tattooing"!

08-21-2012, 03:38 PM
Wow That is very breath taking. Now that is something you want to get up in the morning and use. Have fun with it Randy and Randy Jr..

HHH Knives
08-21-2012, 07:24 PM
So cool Randy! That should produce a lean mean green protein splitting blade!

Dragon... Dragon? Where have I seen a green fire breathing dragon before? Hummmm....! :crazy:

Speaking of the Dragon... hows it treating ya? Would love to hear from you. Shoot me a message or email etc.

HHH Knives
08-21-2012, 07:25 PM
I LOVE IT........When are having your next hammer in.

First weekend of October Saturday and Sunday. I have been meaning to announce this and will try and get a post done and up this week. Thanks

HHH Knives
08-21-2012, 07:29 PM
Mike is a awesome artist. Im blessed to call him friend!

So far this makes 3 pieces I have from Mike, Including the very first scrimshaw he has ever done :) Next to get some INK!

HHH Knives
08-22-2012, 09:23 PM
First run of the Dragons breath press!

The Edge
08-22-2012, 09:43 PM
That's amazing!! And it's ridiculously cool how it looks with the hot glowing metal in the midst of the dragon's breath. Congrats Randy, and amazing work Mike!

HHH Knives
08-23-2012, 08:28 AM
Taylor, Its pretty damn cool, Right!?!?!? Well Ill say this, Its just a awesome addition to the new press, if I do say so myself! Mike did a awesome job, I couldn't be happier!