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Info on making custom grips

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by NavajoNPaleFace, Dec 14, 2004.

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  1. NavajoNPaleFace

    NavajoNPaleFace Member

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    I've been pondering the idea of making (or, possibly in the end, only attempting to make :) ) custom grips for some of my pistols.

    But, to be honest, I have few ideas of where to start and/or how to go about the process.

    I've searched the internet for some ideas of sites or books on the "how to"s of making the grips but I've run into dead ends around every corner.

    Does anyone out there have information on sites, books, tutorials, or otherwise on how to go about making the grips and do any of you have any suggestions on any tools and etc. that I might need?

    Danke.
     
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  4. NavajoNPaleFace

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Armoredman, I considered your suggestion but I'm not too sure if a person would help out another that might be competition. I know I'm not, and I know I never would be, but from his standpoint I might be.

    Bill, I appreciate the link and it's helped me out tremendously.

    I am still trying to figure out his reference to the jib....in how it might be made.

    I nearly completed a set of experimental grips until I made a fatal error and took too much wood off of one angle. But, it'll be back to the practice table today.

    I am trying the techniques out on one of the easiest, if not the easiest, grip design...the 1911.

    Once again, guys, thanks for your help.
     
  5. Bill Z

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    Alan, don't underestimate Haken, he's a true craftsman, you've got nothing to lose by contacting him, he will most likely surprise you.
     
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