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Old 01-30-2009, 01:22 PM   #11
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Another Mammoth tooth set with Gabon Ebony. I really like the mammoth tooth stuff.

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Awesome work, Sarge43. I spent a little time browsing your website, I'll definitely get in touch with you when I buy my 1911.

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My XSE with Stags;



I will be installing these Colt 150th 1986 medallions shortly. Sarge, what type glue should I use? The grips are real stag and the medallions are flat backed (no studs) and appear to be brass. I will be using a Forsner bit to make the divot.

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Those are nice Canebrake! Very cool.
If I were you, I'd scuff up the back of the medallions pretty good with some 80 or 120 grit paper and then just use your walmart twin tube variety epoxy. As long as it's a slightly textured surface, it will hold well. It's not like there's going to be a force actively pulling them out anyway. The epoxy will be clear too, so in the event of any excess "squish", you can clean it up easily and completely before it sets and it will help fill any gaps without drawing attention. You know this, but just in case - make sure the hole is big enough to let the medallions drop freely in to place without having to be driven or pushed, but no bigger than that either. Either way can cause problems in materials that don't have a lot of "give" like stag. Hope to see pics when you get it done!
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Those are nice Canebrake! Very cool.
If I were you, I'd scuff up the back of the medallions pretty good with some 80 or 120 grit paper and then just use your walmart twin tube variety epoxy. As long as it's a slightly textured surface, it will hold well. It's not like there's going to be a force actively pulling them out anyway. The epoxy will be clear too, so in the event of any excess "squish", you can clean it up easily and completely before it sets and it will help fill any gaps without drawing attention. You know this, but just in case - make sure the hole is big enough to let the medallions drop freely in to place without having to be driven or pushed, but no bigger than that either. Either way can cause problems in materials that don't have a lot of "give" like stag. Hope to see pics when you get it done!
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Thanks for the info bro.
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Here's a pic of some Venezuelan Rosewood. It's beuatiful, hard, and dense. Perfect for grips. Nice reddish brown color as well (not that you can tell from my horrible photography skills). Another beuatiful wood.

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Here's a pic of some Venezuelan Rosewood. It's beuatiful, hard, and dense. Perfect for grips. Nice reddish brown color as well (not that you can tell from my horrible photography skills). Another beuatiful wood.

Those are really nice. I like how you left the knots in them, rather than using clean wood.
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Thank you Matt. I like getting the most eye appeal out of whatever wood I have. Speaking of eye appeal, check out Red Mallee Burl from Australia. Gorgeous wood with LOT'S of eye appeal. One of my personal favorites.

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One of natures little oddities is "mineral stained" wood. This is all natural and happens when the tree or its water supply is exposed to elements that affect the color and turn it something other than normal for that type of wood. This is maple burl believe it or not, even though much of it looks like cherry. Pretty cool stuff courtesy of nature.
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Some of the non-wood variety grips



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