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Old 11-02-2012, 01:10 AM   #671
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You guys are too funny!
well what can we say? we like your grips!
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Couldn't help but share these. The dark section is hard to photograph, but it's also highly burled. Finding a piece that is almost perfectly mirrored with the two-tone coloring is EXTREMELY difficult.

Two-Tone Honduran Rosewood Burl

Those are drop dead gorgeous! What kind of finish are you using?
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That's my super secret hybrid high gloss finish.

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That's my super secret hybrid high gloss finish.
That's what I told em, too! LoL!

Beautiful work again my friend. Top notch.
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That's what I told em, too! LoL!

Beautiful work again my friend. Top notch.
Is it polished lacquer?
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Is it polished lacquer?
Nope, not any kind of lacquer or polyurethane. No polishing was done at all. I only polish my satin finish. Well, it's really more of a buffing than a polishing. I started out using shellac and different polyurethanes when I first started making grips. It was just too difficult to get a mirror finish without having small little dots in the finish. And it took forever to dry and ended up feeling like plastic. I experimented with several different finishes until I found the right one.
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Nope, not any kind of lacquer or polyurethane. No polishing was done at all. I only polish my satin finish. Well, it's really more of a buffing than a polishing. I started out using shellac and different polyurethanes when I first started making grips. It was just too difficult to get a mirror finish without having small little dots in the finish. And it took forever to dry and ended up feeling like plastic. I experimented with several different finishes until I found the right one.
Your killing me.

I need to find something other than poly and lacquer. They are a pain in the butt to work with. I may have to do a little research today.
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Hey man, fine sanded and oiled will be fine for mine

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Hey man, fine sanded and oiled will be fine for mine
I think I can do you a little better than that. They probably won't be a mirror shine, but they will be shiney
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