Originally Posted by hotsights
Not long ago I asked Carl/Woodnut this same question, will you teach me to make grips? Carl said yes if, you're serious! I was serious & the some of the first things I learned weren't about grip making, but about the teacher, Carl Wallace. Honest, A man of character, integrity beyond question, willing & able to help anyone learn and most of all, he has become a life long friend.
He will tell you what equipment to get, how to use it and a some clever ways to make beautiful grips. Are my words true or, am I just trying to do some fast, self-serving advertising? If I wanted to do that, I would have said visit http://www.1911grips.ecrater.com a long time ago. I wanted to learn how to make 1911 grips & Carl led me by the hand with a kindness similar to how a grandfather teaches his grandchildren. That sounds a bit gooey, but he is that way as long as you are trying.
I also, just wanted to learn as a hobby, then I kept making them and decided to put them on a website and have sold a few. Among my favorite grips are the Osage Orange grips and that is beautiful wood. Every grip on my little site was created because Carl Wallace shared his time and his love of the art with me. My ability is still limited & I will refer potential customers to Carl because Carl can do it all.
Thank You Carl,
I dont know if anyone could have written this any better. I have been talking to Carl for a couple weeks now about a set of grips for my new 1911 and with that post I have never experienced anyone as personable and likeable right of the get goas Carl. We have been talking through email and on the phone once and he has never led me to believe any different.
Hey Carl. Looking forward to chatting again soon. Ill get these things straightened out soon enough. Puple Heart for the SW Mod 686?? Maybe Tulip or Olive.
Take care of the wife. She needs you most now.
Talk to you soon!