So, I've got a bee in my bonnet. I typically watch the parents house while they're away for thanksgiving..Every year, I plan a DIY project for that week.
This year, I want to make a pair of 1911 micarta thin grips. I'm thinking black and silver/gray linen, but I've never done something quite like this. From my understanding, its just a layer of fiberglass resin, followed by linen, followed by more resin, et cetera, et cetera until you're done with the rough block. Is this correct? Any specific types of fabric or resin I should lean towards? How thick should I make the block/sheet for a pair of thin grips? Once everything is said and done, should I coat it again with a type of varnish, or will the fiberglass provide all the protection I need?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll post pictures as I work on them, but as I hand file/fit, it'll probably be pretty lengthy.