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BillyHart 12-04-2012 04:12 AM

Purple heart grips.
 
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This was an amazing wood to work with.

Olympus 12-04-2012 02:44 PM

Good job. My first set of grips I ever made were from purpleheart. Just know that over time, you'll lose the purple color and the wood will turn brown.

But it sure is pretty when it's freshly worked.

colmustard 12-04-2012 02:46 PM

Very nice!

BillyHart 12-04-2012 11:58 PM

I heated them in the oven to get the deep purple and cleared them do you think I will still loose the color?

Olympus 12-05-2012 03:11 AM

Yes. Heat has nothing to do with it. It's UV rays that will change the color.

Axxe55 12-05-2012 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by BillyHart (Post 1039024)
I heated them in the oven to get the deep purple and cleared them do you think I will still loose the color?

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Originally Posted by Olympus (Post 1039344)
Yes. Heat has nothing to do with it. It's UV rays that will change the color.

the color is amazing! very different indeed. nice looking grips.

if UV rays discolor them, then he could just use it at night!

BillyHart 12-05-2012 03:54 AM

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Just finished some in ambrosia maple . I would like to find some more of this wood.

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hoovco 12-05-2012 04:01 AM

Nice grips! Think you could hook me up with a pair?!

BillyHart 12-05-2012 05:32 AM

Would be happy too.

Olympus 12-05-2012 03:36 PM

You may also want to consider having the ambrosia maple stabilized if you haven't already. It's a bit soft.


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