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1911 Grip Project Part II

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 12 Volt Man, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. 12 Volt Man

    12 Volt Man Well-Known Member

    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.


    The unfinished ones in this picture are what now are on the Milspec.
  2. 12 Volt Man

    12 Volt Man Well-Known Member

    Few more pieces of wood available for other sets if someone wants them.

  3. Kestrel

    Kestrel Well-Known Member

    Those look really good. How are you shaping them? How are your finishing them/sealing them?

  4. 12 Volt Man

    12 Volt Man Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    Nice Nice Nice..........Tell BIL" :D Howdy for me.................Shoot well today.
    Shoot well.
  6. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Very nice work. What exactly is the material you're using?
  7. 12 Volt Man

    12 Volt Man Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Well-Known Member

    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.

  9. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    How about some revolver grips?

    (and I want a set for my Glock, too! :D )
  10. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Mighty pretty!
  11. Hakan

    Hakan Well-Known Member

    Good lookin' grips...

    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"


    ....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 :)



  12. Kaxter

    Kaxter Well-Known Member

    Mind if I ask what kind of sealant you used on the grips?
  13. PCRCCW

    PCRCCW Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. 12 Volt Man

    12 Volt Man Well-Known Member

    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. ;)

    It is Tung Oil Finish

    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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