Since this is a teaching thread, all questions and comments should be made by clicking here. Thanks, Shooter45 In this thread I will be answering questions pertaining to any and all steps of the process of building or customizing grips. I will be glad to take you through the building process as well as inlay, checkering, stippling or any other custom work that you want to learn. I am here to teach. If the desire is there, then you can do it. I will start with a few of the tools that I use to make and customize the grips. This is a picture of the step bit that I use to drill the counter bore in the grips, since this is one of the most important steps of grip making. These bits have to be altered and after altering them, they can only be used for the counter bore process of the grip making. I am also including a picture of the hand tools and jigs that I use in making the grips. These tools are not the only tools that can be used, they are just used in the way I do it. Everyone has their own method, and a lot of other ways work as well, and probably in some cases may be better then the tools I use. The first picture shows the step bit in use to drill the counter bore for the bushings. These bits will be available on my web site soon. The second picture shows the finished hole. The third picture shows the jigs that I use in fitting and drilling. If you have questions about these jigs, just ask and I will respond. Also pictured is the 15/64 drill bit, a hand clamp, a 15/64 center punch used for laying out the holes, and the step bit. Instructions on how to use these tools are available upon request.