Re: How to customize your 1911 grips
Here is a shot of my latest inlay work. The customer wanted a particular font, so we finally found the one he wanted. Then we decided on mother of pearl for the inlay. I ordered the MOP and starting cutting out the letters with a jewelers saw and the MOP was too brittle for the tiny cuts that had to be made. So I had to scrap that idea. ( I really think it was inferior MOP ). Anyway we decided on a poured inlay with pure Ivory dust in the epoxy. Didn't work, I tried it on a sample of the same wood and when dried and polished it turned gray. Soooooo, then I came up with using the Snow white Holly, boy am I glad I did, because once finished you cannot tell it from real Ivory.
If there is interest in how this inlay was done, just ask here in this thread and I will answer in the sticky at the top of the page.
Thanks for looking.
PS Hotsights, keep up the good work and thanks for the kind words, always appreciated. Talk to you later.
Last edited by Woodnut; 08-26-2010 at 10:23 AM..