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Old 09-30-2009, 05:42 AM
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Thank you Sarge. I've been wanting to do medallion insets. I love your work, very clean.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:47 PM
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Great stuff magna! same with you sarge! I've looked around your page quite a few times! a friend of mine has a few sets of your grips
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:07 AM
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Various VCD Grips

Most of these guys/ladies here are artists, I am a craftsman on my best day.

VARIOUS GRIPS I MAKE:











CUSTOMER SUPPLIED GRIPS I HAVE WORKED ON BY SPECIAL REQUEST





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Ivory



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Old 10-12-2009, 10:17 AM
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David,
Are those rigid or are they soft? I would assume they're rigid if they're original grips that are altered. I bet they're grippy as all get out though. Very interesting!
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:20 AM
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Here's a set of CBOB grips done in what is billed as the "Worlds rarest wood" - Snakewood. Australia and a few other areas have their own Snakewood, but it's not the original. This tree (actually more of a tall shrub) grows only in Surinam, and harvesting is strictly controlled.This wood is sold by the ounce in high figure pieces as shown here. Very cool, but very pricey, Snakewood is definitely unique!
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:37 AM
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Soft vcds

Sarge, you have an excellent eye. All of the pictures depict "hard" polymer grips except the PINK. They are of a softer, more rubber like texture.

In testing and match shooting, I noticed no practical difference in their "purchase"or "grip" on the hand relative to my other offerings.

Clearly, they (the rubber) will texture well, The next step is to determine if they will take an ambi cut and can be "bobtailed". I will testing on a brown set to answer the ambi/bobtail questions.


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Old 10-28-2009, 07:50 AM
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Just because every once in a while a piece of wood comes along that's so beautiful it makes you drool. These are Buckeye Burl - stabilized, but all natural color - on the DW CCO. Beautiful burl pattern and color mix.
I could stare into stuff like this all day.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:39 AM
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Wow, Sarge - ^^^ those are unique and very beautiful.
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Since it's Veterans day, this is a set that was custom ordered for a fellow Army NCO.
Thank you to all my brothers and sisters in arms who have and/or are serving our Country! Your service and sacrifice if appreciated!
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:40 AM
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Since it's Veterans day, this is a set that was custom ordered for a fellow Army NCO.
Thank you to all my brothers and sisters in arms who have and/or are serving our Country! Your service and sacrifice if appreciated!
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Sarge, I can't thank you enough for those grips. They turned out so much better than I could have hoped for.
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:38 PM
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Here's the addition to my line up. Box elder burl grips with a smokey gray and tan color. The set is finished with 8 coats of tung oil

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Old 12-17-2009, 07:48 PM
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Y'all are some true craftsmen/artisans. i have thought about trying to make my own grips in the future, giive me something to try for
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:19 AM
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:57 AM
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Here's another set from the same batch of wood as the other blue and tan set. This set is PC-style and is finished with 5 coats of high gloss urethane.

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Old 12-21-2009, 07:13 PM
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More English walnut PC-style with a bevel bottom finished with 8 coats of tung oil.



Amboyna burl with the traditional cutout for the MSH pin and bevel bottom finished with 8 coats of tung oil. I originally wanted to use a high gloss urethane but the scales are from the sapwood so they didn't want to to take any of the urethane. I had to strip it off and use the tung oil. Not my preferred finish on this type of wood, but it's still nice.

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Old 12-23-2009, 05:32 PM
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sweet grips...you guys make grips for officers models...
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:36 AM
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Since it's Veterans day, this is a set that was custom ordered for a fellow Army NCO.
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That is a gorgeous set of grips. What material are they made from?
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:33 AM
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sweet grips...you guys make grips for officers models...
Well sure....
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:39 AM
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What is it and where do you get it?

Ivory Paper Micarta

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Old 12-24-2009, 04:05 PM
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That is a gorgeous set of grips. What material are they made from?
They're buckeye burl and they look even better in person than the picture shows.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:53 PM
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Buckeye burl grips that are PC-style with a bevel bottom.

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Old 12-28-2009, 09:29 PM
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Thanks for starting this thread. It's awesome! You guys really do turn out some artwork in your grips! Nice stuff!

I don't make the grip panels, but I install medallions in them. Not super complicated, but it takes some skill to get it right.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:09 AM
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Most things aren't really as hard as they appear. It's just a lot of trial and error and finding out what works best. There was a time when most of the stuff I made went into the wood stove. You just have to learn from your mistakes on the next one. I still goof every once in a while. The more times you do something, the more proficient you become.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:39 PM
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Here's a new set of the fiddleback maple. I'm really impressed with how they turned out.



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This is a set of big leaf maple burl. Really a unique wood. It's a good thing that I've got a lot more of it. The flash on my camera makes the finish look like it has little specks in it. The finish is smooth as glass. I'm not a professional photographer.

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