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Old 01-12-2012, 10:58 PM   #481
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That's something I'd love to have.
Thanks Trip- Kinda a "xtra" 1911 I've been playing with - Feel GREAT
BTW- Ebay find - Made in Texas too
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #482
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Thanks Trip- Kinda a "xtra" 1911 I've been playing with - Feel GREAT
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I'll be dang. Is that the 9MM 1911 in that pic?
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:22 PM   #483
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I'll be dang. Is that the 9MM 1911 in that pic?
Thats a 45 - In this one the one on left is my 9mm tho

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Old 01-13-2012, 12:27 AM   #484
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We will be buying my wife a 1911 shortly. Then soon after, getting her a set of aftermarket pink grips. The ones I've found so far are pretty generic. So I'm gonna try my hand at making a pair.
My question is, if I'm gonna use a pink aniline(not so sure on the spelling there) dye. What's gonna be the best bet for wood to start with? I'm sure there's gonna be a learning curve to start with. So I'm thinking I might just start with poplar or oak. To see if I can get it right.

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Depends on how you plan on applying the dye and at what stage you plan on doing so. Oak would not be my first choice due to density. It will not absorb a dye a thoroughly as other woods will. Poplar isn't a bad choice. But if you're just going to apply the dye to the surface, you're not going to get much penetration for either wood choice you mention. Most dyed woods use pressure to get the dye into the wood more uniformly and will provide more saturation. All of my suppliers use this method, but are intentionally vague about the specifics and equipment necessary.

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I have no way to pressurize them. Maybe I can just find an ordinary pink stain. Also I figure once I get the hang of shaping ( and finishing ) them, I'll move on to nicer and more expensive woods. Also I'm sure gonna have to get my own 1911 as well. So it'll have to get some nice grips as well. I have a large piece of antique mahogany I was thinking I could get a piece off of to some grips. But it's to dark for pink.

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Pressure cooker...

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Seriously. Sounds like it could make a pink mess.
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Seriously. Sounds like it could make a pink mess.
It's good enough for the Colonel...
In all seriousness, heat, combined with pressure...

Why wouldn't it work?
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