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Old 09-21-2011, 05:56 PM   #421
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It's in the 1911 sub-section, but I would think this would be a good spot for your photos. I appreciate the level of difficulty involved with making revolver grips. That's no small feat!
Yeah I didn't even look at the subsection before I posted, I'm sorry. And yeah the level of difficulty is up there. Poplar isn't the softest wood, and I'm sticking to basic hand tools with my pocketknife, a home made chisel tip knife, and a cheap stanley rasp.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:37 PM   #422
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My hat is off to you then. You've got more patience than I will ever have.

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:46 PM   #423
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Trip, start a thread for your grip making project. Include photos and details. It will make a great "How To" thread for future reference.

Just put it in the right forum

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Old 09-23-2011, 04:32 AM   #424
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Wow, this thread is still going? I forgot my password here, and didn't get it figured out until tonight.
I've gotten knee deep into Ivory since I was here last. Even got one of the US's premier legal Ivory suppliers hand selecting sections for me.
I'll post up some pics later, in the meantime, I'm glad to see the thread is still around.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:47 PM   #425
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Default Better grip pics (taken w/better camera than my last pics)...



Sarge's Marblewood closeup:


Sarge's Cobra skin closeup:


Brown's Custom Grips - Snakewood closeup:
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:06 AM   #426
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Default GSG 1911-11 N old school grips...



Old Rogers Grips... Love em...
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:02 PM   #427
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Beautiful amboyna burl on an amazing Les Baer!

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Pair of snakewood grips.

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Some great looking grips in this thread! Here is a poor picture of my J. Browning gun and it's more recent cousin. I forget the type of wood that was used.

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