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Old 02-20-2014, 07:13 PM   #11
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I'm thinking this process would make a beaute of a laminate rifle stock. I will no doubt try this on something of a smaller scale, but it certainly rouses the imagination.
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That’s why I posted it. It will no doubt spawn all manner of offshoots of creativity. The sky really is the limit and reachable by everybody that has access to a hardware store.
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DIY guy , do you dye the cloth what ever color you like ? I have a couple of OKC Knives that have Micarta scales but they are ugly as sin . would like to do a black / hunter green laminate type color , Really like the gunny sack look also
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You dont have to dye anyting, just find fabric in the colors you like. Some will darken with the application of the resin. White becomes off whit/yellowish. The only medium that really holds it colors is construction paper. Its one of my favorites.
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I really think that would make one hell of a set of grips for my 1911! Awesome post, thanks!!
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I can see this as a way to add a cheek rest or pistol grip to a rifle by incorporating high density foam in your clamping process or in a layer by layer process. Maybe even a good way to repair broken or cracked furniture. Mold it as you would a kydex holster. Endless possibilities!!!
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Very cool thanks for post


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Any recommendations for a starting point for ar style pistol grips, forward grips?
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Make a big block and then mill/router/saw out where needed and then saw to shape and sand. Its like working with very hard wood. Do you have a picture of what it is you hope to make. That might help.
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Did you find that the resin you used put off a strong odor after it cured? My past experience using polyester resins and fiberglass on cars left a long lasting aroma. More recently I worked in a shop that did fiberglass work for small drones for military use. They used epoxy resin on their fiberglass jobs. It has no aroma during or after curing. I built some parts for my car and was quite pleased that there is no aroma. That was a nice and useful posting. Thanks for posting it.
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