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Old 07-08-2008, 03:59 PM
mrlk_54 mrlk_54 is offline
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Checkering grips




I would like to learn how to checker 1911 grips. Is there anyone out there that can give me a few pointers? I can find stuff on rifle cherkering but not on grips. Thanks for any help anyone can give, Mirando
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:36 PM
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See this tutorial.

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http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=182832
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:01 PM
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Hi Mark,

I have been doing my own checkering for almost a year now. It is easier than one would think, and is very rewarding. I had no experience until I read the post by Mr. Science. His thread taught me the basics, and I refined the process by trial and error.

If you have some patience and some determination, anyone can do it. These are a few of my latest pieces. Of course full, double diamond is great, but it takes away a lot of the beauty of the wood. I make all my own grips too. Between making grips and checkering, I prefer checkering them! Once I start checkering a set- it is almost like an addiction, I spend all my spare time working on them. I haven't tried rifle stocks yet- only pistol grips.





It's really not that difficult, and I find it very relaxing. I would be happy to help you get started!
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:08 PM
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F16DCC, your grips just keep getting better and better.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:26 PM
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F16DCC My hat is off to you my friend, That is stunning!!! Bravo!
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:17 AM
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Thank you for the kind words Seraph & Randall! It is something I believe anyone can do. I never thought I could do it until I just jumped in head first.

Like anything else it takes some practice- then one day you just figure it all out, you learn a few techniques and tricks. I sure enjoy it!

Mr Science made the tutorial that says a lot of how to do it. I give credit to him!
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:03 PM
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Does anyone have a copy of this tutorial? I understand that it had some great info and photos. Please PM or email me if you do.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:11 PM
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no access

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would really like to see this, but my password doesn't work to access it
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:28 AM
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same problem too... I'd like to access to the CHECKERING GUIDE but no password for that...
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:12 PM
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would really like to see this, but my password doesn't work to access it
Mods: Any idea how to access this thread, I am really wanting to see it as well.

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Old 05-15-2012, 03:31 PM
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Same here....
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:47 PM
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I would love to see the original thread as well. IMO all grips need some amount of checkering especially those going on stock guns that dont have front strap texturing of some sort. . I see grips all the time that I would buy if only they were at least half checkered "combat checkered" like in the first pic. I actually like how the diamonds effect the wood grain often times.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:20 AM
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Try this one.

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:24 AM
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Thank You, we do appreciate this!!

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