How to customize your 1911 grips

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  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    looks kinda like motor oil mixed with apple juice..
  2. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Josh, this Texas Tea sorta looks like those old knifes that used to be around when I was a kid. They call it Celluloid or something like that, you could pick from a bunch of colors. Anyway this material is man made and is works more like fiberglass than anything else I can describe.

    Also while I have your attention Josh, I was talking to a certain Mod the other day and it was suggested that a repo might be in order on the Corian if some progress is not reported real soon. :D:D (you know we were kidding). Just joshing the Josh.

    Now this is wood.
    This is Kingwood. I have never used it before, but really like it. One of our members made a real good choice when he choose this wood. I am going to order some more of it to build some grips for inventory. Let me know what you think.
    Enjoy!

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  3. H-D

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    Carl, every set of grips you make look great!
    I can't find the Tools tab on your site anymore, didnt you have the stepped bits for sale on there before?
  4. Woodnut

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    H-D
    Go to www.cwgrips.com and click the pricing tab on the left of the page, then on the pricing page click the tools tab on the left. The bits are there.
    Thanks
    Tell you what I will just send the link to the tools page. Click Here.
  5. Curtis R

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    Some of the most beautiful work i have ever seen. When i had a house and a shop i used to do woodwork but nothing like that.
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    Just had a request for a set of Ironwood Delta Elite grips. Here is the finished product.
    Thanks for looking.

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    First Paduak I have ever delt with, had to wear mask. This stuff burns my nose something aweful, so it has got to be toxic. Any way you look at it though it is a beautiful wood, little hard to finish but once there it really pops. What you are seeing on the grips is camera reflection, these grips are as smooth as glass.
    Your thoughts.?

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  8. graehaven

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    The Kingwood looks great Carl, Thanks again! Here it is on the gun....

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    Just shipped these to a customer and got a confirmation that he has them. The fit was perfect and He is going to order another pair for his compact. These grips are made from AZ Desert Ironwood Exhibition Grade.

    "Quote" Oh, Carl, -
    OH -Carl, Carl, Carl, Carl, Carl

    You have just cost me a lot of money.

    The grips came in this afternoon and I love them!
    "Unquote"


    This is one of the few quotes he had. He is going to take it to a friend of his and have him to continue the badlands texture around the MSH in front. I am really anxious to see this. It should look great.

    On his new order he had this to say.
    (Another Quote) Take your time. Someone once said that you could have good work or you could get it quickly, but you couldn't have both. I'll stay with the quality work you do.


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  10. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Hadn't posted a lot of pictures lately, thought ya'll might be getting tired of seeing them. I have a few that I like really well and will post a few of them as we go along. These are made of Paduak and the cross is made out of some scrap Ivory that was laying around the shop.
    Comments Welcome.
    Enjoy!

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  11. Shooter45

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    Those turned out nice.
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    Thanks Sam.
    I forgot to mention these are made for the Officers Model.
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    Never get tired of seeing your work Carl!
    Those are really nice and I love the wood and love the inlay of ivory as well. I've done inlay
    work before, but to do in on such a "small scale"... blows my mind to think of the precision
    that goes into that!
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    I have been missing your posts carl keep em coming, if someone don't wanna see them they don't have to look !
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    Well looks like I have got hung up on that Ivory cross. Here it is again on Mesquite. Look at the beauty of this wood. Rarely do I see Mesquite this nice. These 2 sets came from the same chunk. I think I will try to find some when I go to TX this week end. The reason for the cross is that I made 4 of them at the same time since I had the Ivory already cut to the right thickness. I just could not leave them laying around ya know. If I did that, they would get lost.
    As always, comments welcome good or bad.

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