Originally Posted by Keystone
Woodnut, I just got a RIA 1911 .45acp. After seeing all your grips, I want to try my hand at this. I see grips on e-bay, too much money for them. I'm cheap.(SMILE) Have you ever tried Purple Heart Wood? I bought a lot of wood scales on e-bay about 2 years ago. All kinds of wood. I would really like to make some grips out of my purple heart wood. I heard you can burn this type of wood very easy. Any pointers for a cheap guy here?
Thanks for the inquiry. Yes the purplehart burns very quickly with a belt sander, I just made 4 sets out of it and really don't like it all that well as far as working it. But the wood is very pretty when finished. The flat and rounded part is not to bad to burn, but it is the cross grain sanding that is a bugger.
If I can help you along the way, don't hesitate to contact me either by email, PM, or phone 228 255 0822
I hope I can be of some help to you.
Have you built grips before?