My new grips

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by watsisname, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. watsisname

    watsisname Member

    546
    Jan 24, 2010
    After reading Woodnut's tutorial I decided to try to build my own set of grips. I had some laminate wood scraps that were big enough to use so I went with the laminate wood. Thanks to Woodnut for the excellent tutorial. It was very helpfull.
     

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  2. garydude

    garydude Member

    Pretty Sweet!

    How 'bout a little history behind the grips?
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011

  3. Airdale

    Airdale Active Member

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    Mar 31, 2009
    N.W. Arkansas
  4. permafrost

    permafrost Active Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Oklahoma, USA
    Good job, man! Looks like you picked it up pretty well.
     
  5. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    NICE ! Gave me a little boost of confidence; I'm going to try to make some for the P238 when I take some vacation this summer.

    Some good detail work and nice finish on them !
     
  6. lonewolf204

    lonewolf204 Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    Oklahoma
  7. watsisname

    watsisname Member

    546
    Jan 24, 2010
    Thanks guys. I am very happy with the results. One of the things I like about laminated wood is the more grooves and curves, the better it looks. I will probably try some more in the near future.
     
  8. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Very, very nice indeed.
     
  9. JUNKKING

    JUNKKING Well-Known Member

    Great job on your first set of grips. It looks to me that making grips isn't as easy as it seems but you did a fine job. If you had guidance from Woodnut then you had a very good teacher as he produces some of the nicest grips I have seen.
     
  10. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    very nice indeed
     
  11. watsisname

    watsisname Member

    546
    Jan 24, 2010
    I am not sure what you mean by a little history, but I can give you a few more details on making them. I started with a block of scrap of laminated wood I already had. I cut out the blanks on my table saw, drew the outline and cut the rough blanks with a band saw. The final shaping of the grips was then done with the help of a sanding drum that I attach in my wood lathe. I have different size drums so I can easily change diameter sanding rolls. Having power tools certainly speeds up the process but it could all be done with hand tools, sanding paper and patience. Finally the grips were sanded by hand and a final finished applied.
     
  12. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    They look good. Woodnut is a good teacher. But, not taking credit away from you either. I doubt my first set would turn out as nice.
     
  13. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

    You should be proud of yourself ...... LOOKING GOOD !
     
  14. gunguy25

    gunguy25 New Member

    880
    Dec 25, 2009
    TN
    thats pretty sweet good job
     
  15. garydude

    garydude Member

    That was exactly what I was looking for. Nice job!
     
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