1911 grips

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  1. H-D

    H-D Active Member

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    I read the threads by Woodnut (about 3 dozen times) and decided to make my own grips this is them.[​IMG] [​IMG]
    they need some more hand sanding(this is straight off the disk sander) and some finish. What should I use to finish them? what about some rosewood colored stain? they are so light colored .
  2. JLA

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    very good. What do you plan to finish them in?
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    very clean job! how bout tung oil? try it on any scrap ya got and see how ya like it.
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    H-D,
    What do you like? Dark, light, flashy. black? Can you narrow down your personal likes in a finish? Might help us give you a few suggestions.
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    I by far prefer hand rubbed boiled linseed oil. Done right its a very fine stock finish and will last a lifetime..
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    I usually use cocobolo or other dark woods on my knives because that is what I prefer but these scales were free so I tried them I usually just hand sand then buff the cocobolo or ebony I have never used maple before I will sand them then see what they look like I may try some tung oil I dont know where to get linseed oil
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    Looks like a fine job!
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    Oh maple. i have a set of hand made maple grips on my wifes CZ 83, they are finished with carnauba wax and buffed. They look like glass and absolutely no stain whatsoever. Maple looks great natural IMO..
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    Went to wally-world and bought some sandpaper and boiled linseed oil so we will see what they look like Thanks for all the compliments
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    [​IMG]

    I now LOVE boiled linseed oil thanks for the tip!!
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    Wow nice job!!!
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    We use catalyzed lacquer in our grips. It polishes up like glass and actually hardens the grips so they can handle abuse better. It's something to consider in the future if you make more.
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    Beautiful job there, H-D.
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    Wow!
    They certainly look good now. very nice.
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    H-D, that boiled linseed oil really made those grips POP! They look great! You will feel proud when you show them to your friends!
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    Thanks for all the compliments guys this is the first set I have not destroyed but its about my 3rd try
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    Heres one of them on my project 1911
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    Thats it right there. I love BLO because it brings the depth of the grain forward while leaving the wood natural. Beautiful is a blonde rifle stock with about 15 hand rubbed coats of BLO. Its breathtaking. Plus BLO is alot like treesap. it will harden and seal the grips so theyll last forever.

    Excellent work H-D
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  20. Bobitis

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    I completely agree Josh. Hand rubbed BLO is the bomb. And it ain't workin if yer hands don't get HOT from the rubbing. It gives a 3d effect like no other, and pics won't do it justice.

    Great job H-D.:)
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