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Old 05-18-2010, 01:26 PM
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Just different things:

Buckeye Burl on a P238

Fiddleback Maple on a P238

Spalted Maple on my Beastbob
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:42 PM
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My newest box elder burl set...

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Old 05-22-2010, 04:40 PM
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:09 AM
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Here's a couple of sets of genuine elephant Ivory that I knocked out this weekend.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:01 PM
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Wow, things are slow in here huh? Well, here's something new and cool - genuine Stingray skin grips. This is the first set, but I've got more pelts here and coming now that I've figured out how to get it done well and at the right finished thickness/size. Pretty cool stuff. The skin has thousands of "pebbles" like small and different sized black BB's all over it to provide "armor" for the stingray against predators. Makes for a grippy, yet very smooth grips.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:04 PM
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Nice job on the stingray grips. We've been offering grips with exotic skins on them for about 3 years now. Here's a set of stingray we put on a Caspian:



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We've done a variety of other skins as well. And we've offered a matching set - custom grips with the exotic on it and the same exotic on the holster.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:13 PM
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Exotic animal skins for grips. Who would have thought? Love the innovation!
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:24 PM
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What type of stingrays do those come from? Nothing like the ones we have here in Texas. Looks more like Gila Monster skin with those beads.
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:11 PM
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:23 PM
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Box elder burl for a Springfield EMP...

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Old 06-07-2010, 07:46 PM
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Just a couple

Wrong forum. Read rules in first post.

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Old 06-08-2010, 08:04 PM
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Soon as I can get an unrelated project or two outta my shop I'm gonna try to segway back into some gripmaking. At least, as much as I can stand while working a full time "real" job.

The great thing about 1911 grips is, they can be mild or wild. Plenty of room for creativity, as you guys have shown. It appears my niche might be traditional checkering, and I swear one of these days I will have done it enough to get reasonably fast...but that probably won't be anytime soon!

Half checkered padauk from just a couple months ago (trying to stay in practice):
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:35 AM
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As I've mentioned before, if your post disappears, it's because you are not posting in the proper forum. This forum is for makers to post pictures of their work and for people to comment on those pictures. Not for people to post links to, or information about their favorite maker who might not even be a member here.

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Old 06-21-2010, 10:04 PM
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Tell ya, making consistent photos in a controlled environment with the same lighting every time...is a challenge unto itself!
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:57 PM
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:01 PM
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I agree. Taking good photos is a lot harder for me than making the actual grips.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:05 PM
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:36 PM
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How about genuine Whoolly Mammoth tooth slabs set in Snakewood? Just for fun.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:31 AM
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Only Sarge could come up with such a unique grip...sweet!
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:21 AM
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American Black Walnut:
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:23 AM
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same set half-checkered:

with flash:
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:30 PM
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man, it seems like my passion for wood grain due to being a bass player, isn't limited to guitar geeks!
Very nice wood here!

I love Flamed maple and burl / birds eye woods.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:21 AM
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Here is a set i made for my Springfield hi-cap. this is my second shot at making these the first set was a trial run and i quickly realized what operations i needed to do first and last.

i made these at the machine shop i work at when we were slow a few weeks ago.

a lot of milling on the backside to get them thin, then a few little features like the original plastic grips to make them fit. roughed the contour on the band saw then made an aluminum fixture to bolt the grips to so i could finish the outside with a dremel and sand the final shape and see how they felt in my hand without putting them on the gun.

the fixture was just a CNC'd copy of the butt of my gun. the grips were done on a manual mill, bandsaw, belt/disc sander and dremel tool.





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Old 07-02-2010, 09:43 AM
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I have a question and am hoping someone has an answer. You see I literally started making grips yesterday lol. My first was just a simple completely hand sanded wood grip made from a sample piece of hardwood flooring laying around. However the second two I made were of the fiberglass resin composite. My first one came out better then I could have ever imagined, Ill get pics up as soon as the urathane dries. Anyway back to my point... How does one do this in the pic I've posted? I asked two people at home depot and my old man, who I thought knew it all when it came to tools. Any help would be greatyly appreciated.


Oh and after doing the first one and a half completley by hand I promptly went to home depot and picked up a sweet Ryobi belt sander and disc sander combo. It expedites the process amazingly.
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