My new grips

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  1. watsisname

    watsisname Member

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    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

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    Pretty Sweet!

    How 'bout a little history behind the grips?
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  3. Airdale

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    Nicely done.
  4. permafrost

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    Good job, man! Looks like you picked it up pretty well.
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    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 !
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    Very nice!!!
  7. watsisname

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    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.
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    Very, very nice indeed.
  9. JUNKKING

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    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.
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    very nice indeed
  11. watsisname

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    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

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    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.
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    You should be proud of yourself ...... LOOKING GOOD !
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    thats pretty sweet good job
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    That was exactly what I was looking for. Nice job!
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