1911 Grip Project Part II


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12 Volt Man
March 13, 2004, 03:46 AM
My Brother in Law and I have successfully created another set of 1911 grips. This time a regular set without the magwell and ambi-safety. I think they turned out just as good or better than the first ones. Check it out.



http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/17203guns_159a.jpg
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/17203guns_135.jpg
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/17203guns_134.jpg
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/17203guns_139.jpg


The unfinished ones in this picture are what now are on the Milspec.
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/17203guns_070_001.jpg

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12 Volt Man
March 13, 2004, 03:48 AM
Few more pieces of wood available for other sets if someone wants them.

http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/17203guns_147.jpg

Kestrel
March 13, 2004, 04:24 AM
Those look really good. How are you shaping them? How are your finishing them/sealing them?

Steve

12 Volt Man
March 13, 2004, 10:39 AM
Steve,
We are shaping them with a belt sander, dremel, and a lot of hand sanding. Then they are finished with Tung Oil and Tung Oil Finish. Pretty time consuming now, but I am sure we will speed up the process once we make a few more sets.

PCRCCW
March 13, 2004, 10:57 AM
Nice Nice Nice..........Tell BIL" :D Howdy for me.................Shoot well today.
Shoot well.

Old Fuff
March 13, 2004, 12:04 PM
Very nice work. What exactly is the material you're using?

12 Volt Man
March 13, 2004, 01:15 PM
Very nice work. What exactly is the material you're using?

It is called burled Goldberg. It is from the "Goldberg" forest in Australia. It some sort of Eucaliptus crossed with something else. In other words, we don't really know what the heck it is.
My BIL walked in to a specialty hardwood store and there it was.

BHPshooter
March 13, 2004, 01:18 PM
12 Volt, you are really showing what a creative guy you are. Custom grips, stainless guide rods, top-notch gun porn, what next? :D

I guess I need a 1911 now.

Wes

Preacherman
March 13, 2004, 07:41 PM
How about some revolver grips?

(and I want a set for my Glock, too! :D )

Standing Wolf
March 13, 2004, 10:15 PM
Mighty pretty!

Hakan
March 13, 2004, 10:51 PM
Hey 12 VM..


Why don't you just stick to making steel guide rods for the CZs man...:D ;) just kidding dude...nice work... seems like I got some serious competition here..keep up the good work man.

Here is my latest creation..:)

Flame Amboina "Half and Half"



http://www.imageseek.com/hakan/albums/1911/Cimg3503.jpg


....and here is the guide rod I recently received from you.I haven't put it into the "Ultimate test" yet but it cycles by hand flawlessly.Thanks :)

Regards,

Hakan.


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=866534

Kaxter
March 13, 2004, 11:42 PM
Mind if I ask what kind of sealant you used on the grips?

PCRCCW
March 14, 2004, 10:48 AM
Hakan,
Good day.............HOW THE #*$&$ ARE YOU? Email coming your way.
12Volt and Bil :D do make some nice wood :rolleyes: but you still are the original grip maker.................just my opinion.

Shoot well.

12 Volt Man
March 14, 2004, 12:18 PM
Hakan you will always be the master. :D

Those Amboyna half and halfs are awesome!!!

And by the way, that is a beautiful stainless guide rod you have there. ;)




Mind if I ask what kind of sealant you used on the grips?
It is Tung Oil Finish



How about some revolver grips?
Sorry Preacherman, I don't think we'll venture into the revolver world. At least for a while. I'll see what I can do for your glock. Maybe we could laminate it like they do countertops :D .

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