My new grips

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  1. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    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

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    Very very nice
  3. JLA

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    Very cool. I like em. Laminates are my favorite.
  4. watsisname

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    Thanks for the compliment Woodnut, coming from you that means a lot!
    You do amazing work.
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    You do good work yourself. :)

    Nice.
  6. jack404

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

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    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 www.Rutply.com. Then click on Stratabond.
    G'day
  8. jack404

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    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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