My new grips

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

  1. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

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    if its not to dumb a question , how do you get the different colours to the separate layers ?
  2. 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
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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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