Grip making ain't as easy as it looks!


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Pulp
March 24, 2013, 03:01 PM
I've been working with the Sculpey stuff trying to make some grips like Moptop did in this thread:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=692783&highlight=sculpey

It's been quite a learning curve for me, and I've still got a ways to go. Here's one panel on one of my Walkers. I messed up the other panel while sanding the base.

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh586/tmcdan6/IMG_1323_zps750cac4f.jpg

As you can see the fit on the top isn't quite right. Maybe I'll get it right one of these days.

First thing I learned is your plaster of paris must have a smooth surface so you can cut the Sculpey flush with the plaster before removing.

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Jim, West PA
March 24, 2013, 05:08 PM
Looks like yer well on yer way Pulp. Nice pattern. Can't wait to see yer progress.

raa-7
March 24, 2013, 06:16 PM
I think it came out pretty good.What kind of clay did you use?

Pulp
March 24, 2013, 07:44 PM
Sculpey3. See the thread I linked too.

44 Dave
March 24, 2013, 11:48 PM
You ain't kidding Pulp, just today finished "every day" grips for my daughter's .45 Lady Derringer. I started with a scrap of tiger wood, band saw, electric sander then a lot of hand work.

44 Dave
March 25, 2013, 12:54 AM
Lady Derringer's everyday dress
Thought might share this picture, as I shoot bp cartridges in it some times.181861

Pulp
March 25, 2013, 06:09 AM
Looks good Dave.

raa-7
March 25, 2013, 01:28 PM
Sculpey3. See the thread I linked too.
Thanks pulp.:D I'll stop by the hobby shop and get some,I want to give it a try.

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