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Old 01-09-2011, 10:28 PM
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Exhibition Grade Desert Ironwood for an officer frame 1911.

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Old 01-09-2011, 10:31 PM
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That's some pretty wild looking ironwood.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:27 PM
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Redwood burl

That is amazing, I use redwood burl with my knives. You can see so many variations in the color and patterning.--Beautiful-Will
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:39 AM
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Looks like I didn't wipe off the fingerprints on the ironwood scales before I took the picture. And both pictures were taken with a flash, so the pictures aren't as good as if I had some natural light. But you're right about the redwood burl. Really cool looking coloring and swirling in the grain. I'm trying to get stocked back up on grips for a table I reserved at a gun show coming up. So I found that piece of wood when I was scrounging for some pieces to make new sets from. It was in the bottom of the pile. Wishing now I would have got to it sooner.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:04 PM
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White Viper & my fav. Buttercup Ostrich
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:15 PM
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Little late getting here, but that snakewood is flat out some of the coolest I have ever seen.

Thanks all for the cool pics (and an hour well spent)
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:52 PM
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2 more tries

I have been practicing and think I almost have things down pat.
Here are 2 sets, walnut burl and sycamore.





Now if I could just learn to take better photos.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:57 PM
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Picture-taking is the hardest part. I only get it right less than half the time.

Those look good. I'd say you have it down pat too. Might want to make a few that have the beveled bottom too. A lot of people say the flat bottom, or magwell bottom, like those will dig into their hands.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:13 PM
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Those look great, Mark! I was checking out some of that great ironwood I've got in the closet from you (along with a hundred other pieces of wood that may someday see time on a knife handle), and I'm really considering trying my hand at it. I'll have to do some practice runs on some more plain Jane stock I have and see how it turns out. You know how much I love me some ironwood, and I'd love to have a set on my carry gun.

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Old 01-18-2011, 08:34 PM
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I had these made by Carl Wallace.

Beautiful wood.




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Old 01-19-2011, 02:21 PM
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Hey Baske,

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I've always hated working with Zebrawood because it tends to splinter but I recently got some nice ones made...[IMG][/IMG]

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Will you contact me after reading your messages I have been sending you?

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Old 01-20-2011, 12:36 PM
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:51 AM
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not really 1911 grips, but thought i would put them here since i made them. (next to a set of grips i made for the kimber ultra carry)

kimber solo carry custom cocobolo hardwood grips



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Old 01-26-2011, 10:21 AM
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Congratulations, I think you're the first guy to make a set of grips for the Kimber Solo. Really, I think those might be the first ever set of custom grips for the Solo. First set I've seen and I look at a LOT of grips. Very cool!
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:26 AM
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Congratulations, I think you're the first guy to make a set of grips for the Kimber Solo. Really, I think those might be the first ever set of custom grips for the Solo. First set I've seen and I look at a LOT of grips. Very cool!
im sure they are the first set, and im sure this is the first kimber solo the be modded. im gonna dissect the trigger in the next few days, and then break out the dremel. the trigger system in it is just stupid simple. works like a 1911, in a way.

striker is locked back, and a sear is attach to the trigger bar.
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:43 PM
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Exhibition Fiddleback Maple on a customer's gun

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Old 01-28-2011, 01:29 PM
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Hey guy's beautiful grips, you all are genuine artists
Is there a thread some where that explains how to get started makeing grips? I'd love to try this! I would guess you would cut you're basic pattern out with a scoll saw or something like that. But then what tools do you use to finish the shape of your grips? Thank you, I would love to read up on this, just give one more thing to tinker with
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:47 PM
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Of course there is. It's even a sticky in this very section.

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=263495

And there's also this site:

http://www.1911pistolgrips.com/process.php
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:47 PM
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Hey guy's beautiful grips, you all are genuine artists
Is there a thread some where that explains how to get started makeing grips? I'd love to try this! I would guess you would cut you're basic pattern out with a scoll saw or something like that. But then what tools do you use to finish the shape of your grips? Thank you, I would love to read up on this, just give one more thing to tinker with
Here's 1 source. I've used it for tips.

http://www.1911pistolgrips.com/process.php

I think there's another. I'll try & find it for you.

Here's a thread on this forum, but a lot of it pertains to using denim & resin to make the grip material.

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=263495

I use a 4 X 36 belt sander, a drill press, and a band saw as my big tools.
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Ok Olympus. You win by a nose.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:01 PM
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How did they decide which one to post first?
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:04 PM
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You are a great bunch of people THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! I'll check them out!
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:08 PM
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Ok, here's another link to grip making.

http://www.blindhogg.com/

Just click on the "GRIP MAKING" button.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:05 PM
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Just made up these Bubinga grips for my Rock Island. These are the closest to perfect that I have made yet, as far as fit and finish.



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Old 01-28-2011, 10:01 PM
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Hey guys, Thank you again! More info then I ever dreamed
Already started working on a practice pair
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