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How to customize your 1911 grips

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Woodnut, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

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    Carl you rock! When I finally ever get my 1911, your the first man I'm calling
  2. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Full size 1911 Kimber. Grip thickness is .172, a little thicker than slim line, and a little thinner than standard. These go to NC to a lady who ordered a set of slim line grips from Kimber and they measued .181, said she wanted them a little thinner, so this is what I cam up with. She liked the ones I did for DoubleD, so she ordered the same thing in the full size. She picked a beautiful piece of AZ Desert Ironwood.
    Enjoy! Now don't look at the photography because it is a little blurred as usual. Someday I will get the hang of it.

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  4. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You mean these? I know why she liked these!!

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  5. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Dan, I would like to know how you make such great pictures. I know lighting has a lot to do with it. Don't come back and say it was made with my Iphone and no special lighting.
    I may end up getting an Iphone just to make pictures with. Those are great. I saved those pictures to your file and I am going to crop them a little and use them on my Gallery2 that I have been working on. The one I have now has enough pictures on it, so I am making a second one.
  6. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Seriously I have a cheap little kodak camera that has to have a battery change every 10 pictures it takes and it is set on auto focus. I dont do anything but hold it close to the gun and snap the picture and then download it and crop it to size. No lighting except what is in the room (which is lousy) and I am the biggest amateur with a camera there is.
  7. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Thanks Dan. I don't know how many mega pixles you have, but you need to hang on to that camera. It does a super job. Wish I had one.
  8. Double D

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    I hate this piece of crap camera. It dies on you all the time. Its nothing special at all. Its a z1285...12mp its 5-6 yrs old. I have been thinking about buying a real camera one day and if I do, I will gladly send you this one....
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    graehaven Well-Known Member

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    Dan, that gun is gorgeous!

    And ATI, Rochester NY? I live in Rochester.
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  10. Double D

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    Its a Philippine made gun made by shooters arms manufacturing or S.A.M. for short, but made well and it shoots good. I had it in the shop when I closed down and it ended up in my collection. I wouldnt hesitate to own another...
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  11. Woodnut

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    Here is a different kind of grip it has second coma version of the second amendment written on it. The wood is Pecan. First Pecan I have worked, it did very well. Little curve to the grain, nothing fancy. But it was what the customer wanted. He did pick it out.
    Tell me your thoughts, ya'll.

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  12. Double D

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    How can you not love anything with the 2nd on it!!
  13. artymech66

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    Beautiful color with nice grain. The 2nd Amendment is a nice touch. As always, more good work by Carl. What would we do without you?
  14. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Been awhile since I showed any grips. Took some out of the shop today, this one turned out real good I thought. I used gold leaf paint to fill the cut and then used Renaissance wax to seal it. It is the Knights of Columbus logo. These are built out of Black Paper Micarta and shined to a mirror finish. Black, Black, Black. Picture don't show how really black they are.

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  15. JUNKKING

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    Dan that At is a pretty gun you sure do know how to put them together. What color grip do you think would look nice on my XO Sig stainless it sort of looks like a matte finish.
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