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GeneralPatton 02-14-2013 01:30 AM

Custom P938 Grips
Here are a few shots of the grips I just made for my P938. I used a matte clear coat finish instead of something glossy as I prefer less flashy. I also increased their thickness by nearly twice the factory plastic. (from .11 to .19-.20) What do you folks think?

sdiver35 02-14-2013 01:44 AM

Those look great, what kind of wood?

GeneralPatton 02-14-2013 02:37 AM

It's Bocote. I have a couple others on hand I'm going to use to make some. Cocobolo, Honduran Rosewood, walnnut and I can't recall what the other one is called.

CA357 02-14-2013 05:25 AM

Very nice. I really like that wood.

clr8ter 02-16-2013 11:24 AM

I like! Mine has the Rosewood grips, 1st gun I have owned that has wood grips. Could I suggest making some from Bloodwood, or Paduk?

GeneralPatton 02-16-2013 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by clr8ter (Post 1139838)
I like! Mine has the Rosewood grips, 1st gun I have owned that has wood grips. Could I suggest making some from Bloodwood, or Paduk?

I almost bought some bloodwood last time I was over at Woodcraft. I did see the Paduk as well. There are so many awesome looking choices it's hard to pick just a couple. I've got some walnut, cocobolo and Honduran Rosewood that I'm going to do next, then I'll get some more exotic stuff. :D

clr8ter 02-16-2013 05:44 PM

Huh. Woodcraft. Isn't that one of those chain store tool places? If so, have you ever tried searching out a hardwood lumberyard? We have one that sells NOTHING but lumber for woodworkers. AWESOME place. To the best of my knowledge, they do not send stuff mail order. You have to go and pick thru to find what you want. But I bet it's cheaper.

Here it is anyway: Highland Hardwoods, Brentwood, NH

GeneralPatton 02-18-2013 01:46 AM

I thought about doing that, but many of the ones around here don't like to bother selling 1 or 2 pieces and they don't really deal with woodworkers, all more commercial. Woodcraft is just a woodworking supply store chain. They have all the machinery for the hobby as well as many different types of exotic blanks to make whatever you wish. For instance, I think the Honduran Rosewood was $9.99 for a 3x3x12 block. (about enough to make 15 individual sides)

clr8ter 02-18-2013 10:07 AM

Oh, well, that's not too bad. The place I referred to around here caters to everybody, whether it's one short at 25% off, or a whole tractor trailer load....

GeneralPatton 02-18-2013 10:50 PM

I cut the basic patterns and sanded down the thickness I want last night on a set of cocobolo and walnut. I seem to do better work in the evening into the wee hours of the morning. Kinda irritating really, cause then I don't get to bed till 2 and don't want to drag my ass up in the mornings.

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