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How to customize your 1911 grips

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  1. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Cecil

    After looking at your large pictures I decided to help you out a little and resize them. I sure hope you don't mind. They are nice grips and pictures, it's just hard to see the grips with the large picture format. So here are the results.

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    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    This is a set of Full size 1911 grips that I designed for the 11th Anniversary of the TFF forum.

    These grips are made of Garbon Ebony. The TFF and 1 of 1 are inlaid with white Corian. The oval is a Snow White Holly wood inlay with 11th Anniversary cut into it. They have 8 coats of Tru-Oil gunstock finish on them and are really smooth.

    I am hoping to do this for each Anniversary in the coming years. Or at least as long as I am able to do it age wise.

    These grips will be raffled off on March 1 with the donations going to TFF for future drawings and operations.
    The tickets will be $10.00 for 2 chances.

    Take a look at the sticky in general discussions for details on the raffle.
    In the meantime enjoy the picture. Good luck in the raffle.

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    Real nice Carl, you too Cecil!
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    That Corian is beautiful, looks like Mother Of Pearl, then it looks like Ivory, very precise work. I haven't visited for awhile and hope all had a nice Christmas and Happy New Year. I recently sold a pair of Osage Orange grips to a gentleman who wanted to match his grips to the panels on his custom 110 Buck. He took some pics of the marriage and I'm sharing them with you.

    Carl taught me how to make grips, thank you!

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    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Beautiful Work Martin. Hope ya'll had great holidays also. I will talk to you soon.
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    My latest piece of EyeCandy. These grips are made out of Celyon Ebony (blackest of the black) with Corian inlays. I am not sure what the shield is since the customer sent it to me to redraw for him. I am shipping the grips tomorrow. I sent him a picture tonight and he has made some great remarks about them, so i gues he likes them. These grips are for the Officers Model 1911.

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    Here is some more of the Corian to fit a Walther. Customers design. I redrew it and ran it through the laser, then inked the cut.

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    Just finished another set of grips. These are made of Colorado Elk Horn, the customer sent me the crosses and the Silver Colt Medallions and told me where to place them. The grips were on my web site (already made). Looks pretty good IMO.
    Enjoy!

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    Just finish a set of Exhibition grade Desert Ironwood with 1/2 hand checkered design.
    The first picture is of the smooth shaped blanks.
    The second is the finished grips.

    The next 2 pictures are of sets that a customer sent me for the inlay work. One has the 1911 Barber dimes and the other the crosses.
    Enjoy.

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    I love those Exhibition grade Desert Ironwood with 1/2 hand checkered design grips, Carl.
    The grain pattern in them are nice!

    ^^^ lot of NICE looking grips!!!
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    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Some of the best I've seen. Again the pictures do not do them justice, you should hold them in you hand, if you want to see something nice.
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    I do know what you mean!!! ;)
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    I just had to post this picture the customer made of the grips on his Kimber. He takes a lot better picture than I do.

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    Here is a couple pair that rolled out of the shop today. One is Black Paper Mircarta with Gold.

    The other is Olive wood with Marine Globe and Anchor.
    Thanks for looking.

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    This is a material I am new too. It is a knife handle material called Majestic Marble. This material is called Texas Tea. They have several different colors. It works really well and looks pretty good. It's just not wood.
    Give me your thoughts.

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