Re: How to customize your 1911 grips
Absolutely beautiful, I've never seen wood taken to such a level of craftsmanship and still, the wood is maintained within it's own, natural beauty. The wood is radiant and the blued hex grip screws are a perfect touch. Yes, you must be proud of these, one of a kind grips from a Master Grip Maker.
Speaking of the Master Grip Maker, I've finished a pair of Bubinga grips under the guidence of the Master, Carl Wallace. He helped me by phone and email to get these Bubinga grips on my 45.
Bubinga, also known as African Rosewood, is a beautiful, dense hardwood with a rose-colored background and darker purple striping. Color Range; Bubinga is typically very uniform in color and graining. It will undergo a medium degree of color change from pinkish rose color when freshly milled to a burgandy red color when fully aged. Bubinga has a rating of 1980 on the Janz hardwood scale.
Carl has a unique way of curving the top of the grip over the spring housing and I call it the "Carl Swirl."
We have a major winter storm moving into Tulsa as I type so, got to hurry. Steve, you're a lucky, proud guy, I love those Olive wood grips and thank you Carl for all your help in getting my grips done. I can't learn fast enough, but realize, it takes time, time, time, but its worth it..