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Any woodworkers here? Repairing a grip , cutting a piece of filler?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Rule3, Dec 29, 2012.

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  1. Rule3

    Rule3 Member

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    I have refinished several stocks (grips) Patched small holes and general refinishing. I do other woodworking and have tools.

    My question is on a set of SW grips that are pretty beat up, I can improve them but there is a small chip out of the corner, I always want to try so here it is.

    I was thinking of chiseling(carving) a small piece out of the back and forming it to fit. then glue and fill any cracks.This way I would have the same grain of wood.

    I have done furniture but never anything this small.

    Any tips or suggestions appreciated on the best way to remove a small piece of wood to use as a repair?

    Thanks
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Use a tiny cylindrical dental bur in a Dremel tool and cut it out around the sides, then pop it loose off the bottom with a small wood chisel or gouge.
    Very Carefully!

    (for the repair piece from inside the grip that is)

    rc
     
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    Another option for your cuts is a jewelers saw.

    You'll want to use a good, long-set epoxy over glue. Acra glas or glaze coat would work fine. Devcon 30 minute might work, too, though I'd pick the first two over it.
     
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    That sounds like a plan!. I have small chisles but not small enough for this.

    I just sanded out most of the dings, Looks 100% better now.

    I saved my sanding dust, this large ding is small enough to fill with a wood putty but those never match. I have tried before with carpenters glue mixed with the sawdust but it will not take a finish the same.

    I am going to use Tung or Tru oil so I was thinking just mix a paste of dust with that?? Never tried that before.

    Not sure if it will hold?? Hows about that???

    It's an old 1948-51 SW M- 10, so I do not want a high gloss. Maybe one or two coats.
     
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    I would get the patch wood out and sanded smooth and flat.
    Then slot the grip for a tight fit with it.

    Then put a couple drops of Hot Stuff CA adhesive on the cracks.

    It will become one with the grips in about 5 seconds and make a nearly invisable repair.

    http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...hesives/hot-stuff-instant-glue-prod13081.aspx

    You can get it at any hobby shop.

    You can also use it to fill dents with sawdust.
    Works way better then any kind of glue mixture.

    rc
     
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    Thanks, will try that
     
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