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Old 02-17-2009, 08:54 PM   #41
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We're all Red, White and Blue brother!
I bet some red, white, and blue grips would sell like hotcakes.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:43 PM   #42
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Not a bad idea.

Today's pic is of Ambrosia Maple - named after the Ambrosia beetle whose chewing through the wood and the byproducts of that action are responsible for the patterns and colors it contains. Really nice stuff.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:11 PM   #43
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A set of mammoth tooth grips for the fans of the officer frames. I'm an equal opportunity grip maker. I don't see why officer frame owners should have fewer choices than anyone else.
Anyway, enjoy the pics.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:09 PM   #44
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Beautiful walnut that was sestined for a high end rifle or shotgun, but got snagged by me prior to that happening.
Outstanding and gorgeous wood!
I'm privileged to have found it and been able to work with it.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:50 AM   #45
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Not that the wood grips aren't nice, they are just not my style.

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Old 03-01-2009, 04:35 AM   #46
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All of the grips displayed in this thread are outstanding.

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Old 03-01-2009, 12:17 PM   #47
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Sarge, your grips are fantastic. I have a good feeling you'll end up with a chunk of my cash after I get my own 1911

However, you mentioned a little while back that you didn't know how to bring out the natural color in photographs...try taking pictures outside on a sunny day. The flash on your camera is your enemy in situations like this =)

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Old 03-03-2009, 04:07 PM   #48
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Bahastx - Those are nice! Thanks for posting them!


Rare Function - Thank you I appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoy the pics.
I purchased some "professional" lights recently that have helped quite a bit, but I will try the outdoor thing once it warms up enough here in KC to make that feasible. Thanks for the suggestion!



Todays pics are of a set of Madrone Burl with a "tactical pattern" stippling. This color is kind of intriguing. Not really red, but not really orange. The graining is very tight on this stuff. The burl eyes and clusters are so small and tightly packed together, that it becomes it's own graining almost. Very interesting wood.

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Today's beautiful wood moment is provided by Black and White Ebony (crosscut). It took some trial and error to figure out the best way to work this wood to make sure it be stable enough for use in grips while being crosscut. Now it's no problem and I don't lose sleep over these any more.
Beautiful stuff when cut WITH the grain, the uniqueness of this wood really shines when it's crosscut. People often see faces, animals, etc in the wood. What do YOU see?
Anyway, enjoy the pics.
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Oooooo. I like those. Thems nice.

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