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Old 02-11-2010, 07:59 PM
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Amboyna burl made for a Star pistol...

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Old 02-12-2010, 03:36 PM
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:01 PM
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:56 PM
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Thought I'd share a few snakewood sets. The world's rarest wood and it's beautiful to boot!
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:17 PM
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Sarge, what can i say ? You are truely the "Master"
What i wouldnt give to be able to sneek around in your wood bin
One of these days my quality will reach your level, oh give me say a year or two....hahaha.....Keep up the amazing work my friend.....The Rock
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:05 PM
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Afzelia Burl:


Gabon Ebony with Mother of Pearl Dolphin inlay:
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:20 AM
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Nice work on the inlay. Looks great.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:50 AM
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Thanks. I learned how to do the inlay while making custom acoustic guitars.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:20 PM
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I agree K-Man, that inlay is very nice! That's a talent right there!
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:22 PM
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:33 PM
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Desert Ironwood

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Old 03-11-2010, 05:04 PM
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I'm ready to throw my hat into the ring with a few pairs that I recently made.

The first set is stabilized Black Ash Burl:




The second pair is stabilized Box Elder Burl:




This last pair is a subdued Red Maple Burl, natural:




I want to take this opportunity to thank the Site Staff/Owner for having this thread here, it's been an inspiration for me to get cracking.

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Old 03-23-2010, 10:53 PM
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What I did for spring break (1911 grips)

Got a whole week of spring break to relax and do things I enjoy, so I was pretty productive. All are finished with teak oil:

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Leopardwood:







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Old 03-23-2010, 10:53 PM
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:55 PM
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And all the 1911 grips I've made up til now:

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Old 03-24-2010, 07:11 AM
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Great job - they look good.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:35 AM
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those look great. keep up the hard work.
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:50 PM
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This is the newest style that I'm working on; the top layer is Cocobolo, the second layer is Holly, and the bottom layer is Apple:


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Old 03-24-2010, 08:12 PM
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Desert Ironwood for a full sized frame this time. These grips are unfinished and have been wiped with mineral spirits to show what they will look like when a finish is applied.

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Old 03-24-2010, 08:20 PM
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olympus that is some very nice iron wood and even better customer service, thanks for the quick response.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:22 PM
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African Padauk:
Those grips look great, but, if I may offer 3 words of advice when showing them off.
New Grip Screws!
They deserve to have decent screws for showing off.

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Old 03-24-2010, 08:31 PM
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olympus that is some very nice iron wood and even better customer service, thanks for the quick response.
No problem. I was just about to copy this URL and send it to you so you could see the newest set. Looks like you beat me to it.
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:02 PM
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Big leaf maple burl.

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Old 04-01-2010, 07:04 PM
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More desert ironwood wiped with mineral spirits.



This is some stuff I've never worked with before. It's redwood. It was surprising to see all the eyes and the herringbone figure in the wood. It was really, really dry so it took about 12 coats of Tru-Oil.

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Royal blue and cream box elder burl grips.

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