Some Grips I Just Finished


February 8, 2014, 12:38 PM
A buddy of mine wanted some synthetic Ivory grips for his '62 Pocket so I made him these ( ( ( (
In return he gave me some nice zebra wood so I made my 3rd Dragoon some new shoes ( ( ( ( (

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4v50 Gary
February 8, 2014, 01:15 PM
Nice work.

I'm going to have to make some wood grips for a (modern) revolver later this semester.

February 8, 2014, 01:20 PM
Beautiful work, Toolslinger!!!! Where can a fellow with an 1860 Army get some of that zebra wood? :)

February 8, 2014, 01:40 PM
Thanks y'all. Crawdad I honestly can't say where that wood came from as I stupidly threw the box away.:banghead: My buddy that I made the grips for got it online and had it delivered to me. There are multiple suppliers of exotic woods on line that you can pretty much get anything from.

February 8, 2014, 01:55 PM
Beautiful work. I'm partial to the ivory look myself. What did you use? I'd love a set like that on my '60.

February 8, 2014, 02:09 PM
The synthetic ivory can be obtained from RT Research Corp. Look at the "PLIABLE" page. As a matter of fact Iam working on a set for my '60 Sheriff right now:evil:

February 8, 2014, 02:11 PM
I like them both. The artificial ivory looks nice now. Unfortunately, some of those discolor as they age. Maybe it's UV light??

February 8, 2014, 02:22 PM
Very nice work!

February 8, 2014, 02:45 PM
Thanks y'all. I will find out whether they hold up as the '60 Sheriff is one of those I'll never get rid of:cool:

February 8, 2014, 09:40 PM
Those look great, you can almost see a little pattern in the ivory.

I like how the zebra has dark and light lines in it.

February 8, 2014, 10:50 PM
Is there an icon for jealousy....???

February 9, 2014, 09:55 AM
Thanks Y'all. The pattern in the synthetic ivory does not photo well. It looks better in real life;)

February 9, 2014, 05:51 PM
The wood was from it was about $20 with shipping maybe a little more tool can tell you how many grips you get from it

The ivory material is from a company that makes reconstituted gem stone was closer to $60 for the smallest block they sell. It has a wonderful golden swirl pattern to it that just don't photo well. I don't think it yellows with age like plastic or micarta. Expensive stuff but well worth it

So since I gave you enough for two grips that mean I got another one coming? I'm really looking forward to getting this back this gun spends more time getting redone than here. What did you think of the mods Dragoon did like the cap guard?

February 9, 2014, 07:09 PM
Thought the mods Dragoon did were so good I have been tryin to trade him outa some. Course the mods were so nice I would pay money fer em. The hammer stop and the bolt block are freaking good, simple, ideas that work right nifty.

robert garner
February 10, 2014, 12:45 PM
Would you make a video, a how to, for those that would like to try this at home?

February 10, 2014, 02:00 PM
Well Robert I don't have a video but perhaps this might help

robert garner
February 11, 2014, 07:59 AM
Thanks Toolslinger that hit the spot.

February 11, 2014, 08:22 AM

February 11, 2014, 09:31 AM
So you sand them down right on the frame? Then clean the back strap up and stuff later? Or is this just a junk frame you use as a jig?

Som eof the images looks like you sanded a little on the back strap in spots.

February 11, 2014, 09:56 AM
Yep Sand em right to the back strap and refinish.

February 11, 2014, 10:32 AM
Yep Sand em right to the back strap and refinish.
How did you do it on the Rogers and spencer?

February 11, 2014, 11:54 AM
Same way just reblued.

February 11, 2014, 12:31 PM
Very nice work.

I checked out your link as I'm not above stealing ideas. :D Looks like we do things much the same way except I don't sand on the frame.

February 11, 2014, 12:52 PM
The funny thing is I really didn't have intentions to be a gripmaker. What I wanted was to have Super Blackhawk frames added to my ROA's. I couldn't find any for any kind of reasonable price so I just made me some oversized grips. Then a feller traded me some nice burl walnut and I decided to put some on my Walker so I had to figure out how to make one piece grips. The synthetic Ivories above are only the second set I made for someone else. Now I have several people wanting grips:eek:

February 11, 2014, 04:44 PM
They look awesome. Nice work.

45 Dragoon
February 12, 2014, 09:57 AM
Thanks for the "plug" slinger !!! Just send what ya want and I will fig. out which gun of mine I need to start with !! Yer work is mighty good !!!

45 Dragoon

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