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Tim Lively

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About Tim Lively

  • Birthday 12/17/1957

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    http://www.timlivelyknives.com
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    Eugene, Oregon
  1. Thank you! This one is made with the same 7 piece construction style as the one in the video.
  2. This Bowie Fighter reflects a new style for me. My aim here is to make period pieces from the American Bowie Era with an antique finish. The blade is hand forged from 1095 high carbon steel. I hand cut the fuller on each side. It is 14 1/2 inches overall and has a 9 5/8 inch blade. The handle is Texas Ebony with seamless coin silver (90% silver, 10% copper) ferrules and blade collar. The guard and buttcap are 1018 mild steel. The guard is hand forged with double forward facing scrolls. This new style reflects more of a true 19th century spirit. I made this knife completely unplugged, using nothing but hand tools so the look comes from authentic traditional techniques. I think this gives the knife a realness that can't be found in machine made knives. No sheath, will come with a Maxpedition hard use case. Price $1250.
  3. Thanks! I will check out the OKCA website and if it's in Eugene, I'll definately will want to go.
  4. Here's a closer look at the ferrules. You can see the antique finish better also.
  5. The ferrules are seamless and I made them this time by using old US silver dollars. I cold hammered the edges until they flare out and form a band. Then I cut the centers out. I usually use my own coin silver alloy that I cast into a ingot but this time I used coins. So I used 2 silver dollars and one silver half dollar to make the ferrules and blade collar. The technique of flaring out the edges of silver coins was taught to me when I was in high school back in the 70s from a Vietnam Veteran. I guess a lot of Vets know this technique as it was used to make rings and trench art by soldiers as far back as there has been coins.
  6. Thanks! The antique finish was fun. I like the look and will try another one.
  7. Thanks! I moved from the Austin, Texas area to Eugene, Oregon about 2 months ago. I love it here!
  8. Here's a Bowie Knife I just finished. This one leans more toward the fighter style in the Bowie genre. This knife reflects a new style for me. My aim here is to make period pieces from the American Bowie Era with an antique finish. The blade is hand forged from 1095 high carbon steel. I hand cut the fuller on each side. It is 14 1/2 inches overall and has a 9 5/8 inch blade. The handle is Texas Ebony with seamless coin silver (90% silver, 10% copper) ferrules and blade collar. The guard and buttcap are 1018 mild steel. The guard is hand forged with double forward facing scrolls. I think this new style reflects more of a true 19th century spirit. I made this knife completely unplugged, using nothing but hand tools so the look comes from authentic traditional techniques.
  9. Here's something to shoot for Ric.
  10. My focus is to create unique knives of optimum performance in an old world style. Each knife is handmade one at a time without the use of electricity. I am heavily influenced by 19th century American Bowie Knife Makers and the Arts and Crafts Movement. If you live within the Eugene/Springfield area, I am willing to come to your shop or home and help you put together a charcoal burning forge and work space like I use at a very reasonable rate. Please check out my new website, http://www.timlivelyknives.com to get a better idea of how I work. My way of working is considered primitive by most but it is a great way to get started without a large budget. I also have a popular video on the market titled, Knifemaking Unplugged, which shows my techniques in depth. I am offering these services as inexpensive as I am able as a way to help people get started. info@timlivelyknives.com
  11. In an effort to compete with the piracy on the web Ive decided to lower my price on my DVD, Knifemaking Unplugged. It is now only $19.95 though my website for the DVD. I also lowered the Download to Own version to $9.98 at Amazon.com. I also instructed Amazon.com to lower the price of my DVD there to 19.95 also and to begin offering a download to rent version for only $4.98. These options will take a few weeks to take effect. Amazon is a little slow at making these changes sometimes but the download to own price is available now and so is the DVD version on my website. So, you can now get my video cheap without ripping me off. Thanks for yalls support! http://www.livelyknives.com
  12. In an effort to compete with the piracy on the web Ive decided to lower my price on my DVD, Knifemaking Unplugged. It is now only $19.95 though my website for the DVD. I also lowered the Download to Own version to $9.98 at Amazon.com. I also instructed Amazon.com to lower the price of my DVD there to 19.95 also and to begin offering a download to rent version for only $4.98. These options will take a few weeks to take effect. Amazon is a little slow at making these changes sometimes but the download to own price is available now and so is the DVD version on my website. So, you can now get my video cheap without ripping me off. Thanks for yalls support! http://www.livelyknives.com
  13. Is it legal for SmartFlix to rent out these videos? Yes. Under US Copyright law, one does not need permission of the original copyright holder to rent out a lawfully acquired copy of the video (this is known as the "first sale" doctrine, and is explained in 17 USC, section 109 of the US Copyright law). Under Canadian Copyright law, one does not need permission of the original copyright holder to rent out a lawfully acquired copy of the video (Canadian Consolidated Statutes and Regulations C-42 - 3(1) gives the copyright holder no right to restrain the rental of lawfully acquired copies of video recordings). SmartFlix is a member of EMA (Entertainment Merchants Association), a trade association of video rental stores and companies. EMA assures us that the rental of videos is perfectly legal under US and Canadian copyright laws, regardless of whether the copyright holder has given its permission. SmartFlix retains the services of Interaction Law in Washington, DC. SmartFlix has verified with Interaction Law that our business renting videos complies with all copyright laws. ................................... I got the above info from thier website. They got big time lawyers and have fought and won many times already. As far as "lawfully acquired copy of the video" goes, they can just say they buy them off Amazon.com like everyone else and as far as I know thats exactly what they do. Im not going to rent from them to find out what the copy looks like. Its just a matter of whats right and whats wrong in peoples minds. People are going to do whatever is in thier nature. I have to admit I get myself between hard spots like this often when everybody else seems to be able to just let it go, so maybe Im just being greedy and have a serious chip on my shoulder. I should just be thankful my video is so popular that its worth all the attention. For some reason I think it is kind of cool thats its being bootlegged in different languages. When I picture some Chinese dude squatin in the dirt watching this old hippy make knives, I cant help but laugh.
  14. I dont really care what the law says. Its my work, not theirs. Its one thing to talk about a movie that gets paid by having a theatrical release and then goes to dvd but this company aims at instructional videos made by individuals. I have also heard that my dvd from there is of lesser quality. Why is that? The only authorized production of my dvd is from one source. If its not the same quality then its not from the same source. If its not from the same source its a bootleg copy. Ive seen my dvd for sale in German, French, and Spanish. Its probably in Chinese and a few other languages too. None of these are from me. Theres nothing I can do about it so whatever people are going to do is up to them. I just cant help but wonder how people would feel if it was their work. Createspace is a subsidary company of Amazon.com and they make all my dvds for me and for Amazon. They are also the only download that is authorized by me. Everything else is bootlegged. Here is a link to Amazon.com where you can download it for 14.99 to own and you can even burn a copy. Download to Own Knifemaking Unplugged
  15. They dont compensate the artisans who make the videos. They use a loop hole in the law to make money off the work of others. I highly recommend people NOT to use them. They are the number one reason I never made Knifemaking Unplugged two. When you rent a video from them, the artisan who put a lot of time, effort and heart into thier work ~ don't get squat.