My new grips

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

  1. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Daphne, Al
    Dang man if that is your first pair, you need to start building one right after the other. Those ore some nice grips. I know you don't need my help, but if you do, please don't hesitate to contact me.
    Thanks for sharing those good looking grips. Keep posting.
  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    Very very nice

  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Very cool. I like em. Laminates are my favorite.
  4. watsisname

    watsisname Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    Thanks for the compliment Woodnut, coming from you that means a lot!
    You do amazing work.
  5. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF

    You do good work yourself. :)

  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    if its not to dumb a question , how do you get the different colours to the separate layers ?
  7. watsisname

    watsisname Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    That's not a dumb question at all mate. There a few companies that manufacture this type of wood. They dye separate sheets of birch veneers different colors and then layer them, alternating the color. There is a bonding resin between each layer. They end up with a sheet of plywood a couple of inches thick. It is only when you start adding shapes and curves that the multiple colors come out.
    The manufaturer of the wood I used on this project is Rutland Plywood Industries. You can check their website Then click on Stratabond.
  8. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    ok i've never seen coloured ply here except by orders from the US ,

    i went looking after someone showed a beautiful keyhole stock made from these coloured laminated timbers but got the answer it'd have to come from the USA

    i'll have to grab some when next in the US ( which may not be that far off)
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