Originally Posted by Woodnut
Thanks for the info on the circle cutters. I have something very similar, just had not thought to take the center pilot out. Again, Very Nice Work.
Here is a recent set of grips that I made out of LIGNUM-VITAE. This is some wood that a customer had left over out of a Banjo neck that he had someone make for him. He sent me enough of it to make him a set of grips and a set for myself. It is a lot harder than expected and has a really high gloss when polished. I subduded the shine in this photo so you could see the grain of the wood. He said he tuned the Banjo and left it in the corner for over a week and it was still in tune, so I know from that it will not wrap or twist in any way.
Give me some thoughts on this type wood. It is very new to me.
I like it. it looks like a laminate and since a week in the corner with 6 strings pulled tight against it didnt warp it its tough enough for a 'user' 1911. Im rough on grips. most of my pistols, less the rubber stocked ones, have dents and dings all in the grips from hard use, even my 70 dollar set of scrimshawed ivory polymers