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Old 01-21-2012, 02:09 PM   #491
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I'm not saying it wouldn't. Just sounds scary. Maybe I'll see if i can find a cheap pressure cooker and try it. Could be fun.

What about the heat warping the wood? Or should the pressure help it penetrate deep enough to color it before shaping?

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I don't think the heat will hurt it any, but I would experiment with it a bit. Maybe outside too.

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I don't think the heat will hurt it any, but I would experiment with it a bit. Maybe outside too.
It's going to depend on how much moisture is already in the wood. Possibility that it could warp. Depends on the moisture level and the thickness of the piece of wood.
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Defiantly outside. Might have to get some soon and play around. See how this works.

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Check out a Goodwill store for a cheap used pressure cooker, the one in my town sells just about everything you could possible find in a kitchen.

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Defiantly outside. Might have to get some soon and play around. See how this works.
If you are going to use dye, you might as well mix in some stabilizer too. That will help control any warpage.
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If you are going to use dye, you might as well mix in some stabilizer too. That will help control any warpage.
Think it might be a good idea to let it soak for a while before applying heat and pressure? I don't know anything about this, just trying to think outside the box, you may like my ideas or tell me to shut up, I'm just trying to throw a thought out there.
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Think it might be a good idea to let it soak for a while before applying heat and pressure? I don't know anything about this, just trying to think outside the box, you may like my ideas or tell me to shut up, I'm just trying to throw a thought out there.
Hummm, wood, heat & water --
Does NOT sound like a good combination anyways
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Ivory grips by Sarge....






Also, recently added an EB magwell/mainspring housing combo (which looks nice with the flat bottomed grips too):

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Had theses made by a vendor at the recent Oshkosh, WI gunshow.

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