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Old 12-04-2012, 03:12 AM   #1
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This was an amazing wood to work with.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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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.

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Very nice!

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

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

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

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Would be happy too.

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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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