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Old 07-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #11
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when you get them done and put on a gun please post pics that green marble looks great

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They're actually pretty light weight. I've got all the remaining tools I need coming in this week, so I should have the finished product up in a few days.

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That's a pretty neat idea and looks good so far. Not sure how that particular granite will hold up but not all stone is created equal. You probably want to stick with more consistent material (less veins) as that is where the material will be weakest.

Maybe try slate, marble, even a flagstone. I think the idea of vibration isolation could be helpful, got any access to some super thin, like 2-4 mil, rubber sheeting?

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Yeah, to start out I am just going to sell them as grips for display guns. It's going to be difficult for me to properly test them and experiment because I live in the city, so I can't just go in my backyard and shoot. I have to go to an indoor range. If anybody is interested, I'd be willing to make some kind of deal in a few weeks maybe, you could get a really good deal on the grips or maybe even a pair for free if you thoroughly test them for me.

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LOVE THE IDEA!!

I was looking for some jet black obsidian 1911 grips for my recent tuxedo gun project but could not find what I was looking for in my searches.

I ran into some of the same comments as you indicated; IE they will crack or could be destroyed with recoil.

I don't know what you COULD charge for them, but I know if I came across the right grips for that gun, I would have gone $75-$100 to finalize it if they looked like what I wanted. Then again, I have a penchant for going overboard with my builds.

Looks awesome though. PLEASE post pics as you go along and what they look like when finished. Those would look sexy AS HELL on an all black 1911 with green Tritium Night sights and a grip side, 1/4 away shot!! That would be a magazine cover caliber shot.

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Yeah, to start out I am just going to sell them as grips for display guns. It's going to be difficult for me to properly test them and experiment because I live in the city, so I can't just go in my backyard and shoot. I have to go to an indoor range. If anybody is interested, I'd be willing to make some kind of deal in a few weeks maybe, you could get a really good deal on the grips or maybe even a pair for free if you thoroughly test them for me.
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So, this has turned out to be a lot harder than I expected, but I have finally figured things out. I ran out of the old tile (don't worry, I just got more), so I've been using white marble.

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Have seen one set made of Alaskan Jade- but it is for a BBQ gun that will likely not be fired.

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PeteZahut, very nice looking! i think you are off to a good start of some very nice looking and unique grips. please post more pictures.

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Marble is an interesting idea and could probably work ok. I would think that unlike wood, bone, or most other mediums; stone would have to be ground with a water soaked system. Can't imagine trying to just sand down tile with a normal sander or by hand!

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