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Old 04-04-2010, 05:13 PM
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Another set of royal blue and cream box elder burl grips.

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Old 04-08-2010, 07:45 PM
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Black and gold box elder burl.

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Old 04-09-2010, 04:24 PM
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Something Wild!

Fully stabilized Spalted Maple Burl grips:



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Old 04-09-2010, 06:52 PM
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Beautiful looking grain pattern. Almost reminds me of a paint splatter or something. Very nice!
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:49 PM
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Beautiful looking grain pattern. Almost reminds me of a paint splatter or something. Very nice!
It's wild stuff, finding examples that aren't too punky is the trick.

The figure seen in the book-matched pairs, reminds me of Rochard Test pics, or a bug hitting the windshield type splatter.


I must say, I really like your royal blue and cream box elder burl grips too, beautiful stuff!

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Old 04-09-2010, 08:10 PM
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It's wild stuff, finding examples that aren't too punky is the trick.
You got that right!
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:37 PM
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I don't ever get around to putting my grips on a gun, so it gives a different perspective.



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Old 04-10-2010, 07:32 PM
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When you refer to a wood getting "PUNKY" what does that mean. Thanks
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Punky is a term for wood that is rotting. The wood structure is no longer the normal density. The wood can be in various stages of decay with some parts being more decayed than other parts. You run into punky wood a lot more often when dealing with spalted woods. The blackline spalting is the result of a fungus and fungi are more likely to associate with decaying wood. As a general rule, the more spalting you see in a piece of the wood, the more advanced the decaying. That is why most wood like that has to be stabilized.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:07 PM
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Punky is a term for wood that is rotting. The wood structure is no longer the normal density. The wood can be in various stages of decay with some parts being more decayed than other parts. You run into punky wood a lot more often when dealing with spalted woods. The blackline spalting is the result of a fungus and fungi are more likely to associate with decaying wood. As a general rule, the more spalting you see in a piece of the wood, the more advanced the decaying. That is why most wood like that has to be stabilized.
You're absolutely correct of course, but I'll add that once the wood is stabilized it tends to be more structurally sound than most non-stabilized wood. And as an added bonus, the stabilized wood is impervious to moisture, oils and salt; it also makes it unlikely to ever warp. In this situation it's a win-win.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:53 PM
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Do any forum members make BHP wood grips?
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:58 PM
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You see a set of BHP grips every once in a while. But my experience is that they require a lot more work to make, which drives up cost for those of us who do everything by hand.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:03 PM
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Hakan Pek makes some fine BHP grips. VZ just started making them not too long ago from G-10. They look nice. Sold a set a few weeks back to a customer.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:46 PM
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Manzanita Burl, and Spalted Maple Burl grips

This first set is Manzanita Burl, it's the reddest wood I've ever worked with. It has a nice deep ruby red color; beautiful stuff.



And another pair of Spalted Maple Burl grips

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Just sharing the results across a range of spalted Maple beauty.
Lot's of good looking stuff in this thread guys, keep it up!
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:58 PM
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Just sharing the results across a range of spalted Maple beauty.
Lot's of good looking stuff in this thread guys, keep it up!
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Those are all beautiful, but that first pair is INTENSE!

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Yeah, that was a very special, but small, block of wood. The beauty of nature always astounds me. I'm glad you like the pics!
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:31 AM
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Yeah, that was a very special, but small, block of wood. The beauty of nature always astounds me. I'm glad you like the pics!
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The key there must be "was" cause I cant find them for sale on the site (first set). Just as well I guess. If I saw that pair I would have bought them and I just put an offer on a house yesterday. I am sure my wife would smack me with the grips from you I already have on my CBOB.
Since she is not mechanical, they would still be attached to the pistol!! OW!

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Old 05-03-2010, 10:23 AM
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The key there must be "was" cause I cant find them for sale on the site (first set). Just as well I guess. If I saw that pair I would have bought them and I just put an offer on a house yesterday. I am sure my wife would smack me with the grips from you I already have on my CBOB.
Since she is not mechanical, they would still be attached to the pistol!! OW!

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Yup, sounds like a good thing Sled! You know you're dedicated to the CBOB when you walk around with a CBOB shaped indention in your skull.
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Just because the wood is SO cool - These are Thuya Burl on a Dan Wesson CCO.
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Newest spalted maple...



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Redwood grips for an officer frame:

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Old 05-16-2010, 08:08 AM
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Heres a set of Giraffe Bone

Made for John Taffin. I don't many 1911's, mainly single action sixguns, but every now and then I get a bug for the unique.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:52 PM
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Those are gorgeous grips! Thanks for sharing!

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Made for John Taffin. I don't many 1911's, mainly single action sixguns, but every now and then I get a bug for the unique.
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Bloodwood on my SIG P238:

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