Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   1911 Forum (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/)
-   -   What is it called? (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/what-called-82708/)

BeyondTheBox 01-28-2013 08:32 PM

What is it called?
 
1 Attachment(s)
Those patches of pattern, like dots, on some guns, most 1911s... I think they're intended to give grip.

Pasquanel 01-28-2013 08:34 PM

checkering? stippling?

Overkill0084 01-28-2013 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pasquanel (Post 1113894)
checkering? stippling?

Yeah, what he said.
In this instance, it appears to be checkering.

orangello 01-28-2013 08:38 PM

I thought it was stipling, and was measured in dpi or dots per inch?

BeyondTheBox 01-28-2013 08:52 PM

I thought stipling was different, like raised and sharp material, where this is like additional and rounded. Interesting. I guess it could be considered checkered stipling... No?

orangello 01-28-2013 09:02 PM

It's just too bad that the name "roughage" was already taken.

Olympus 01-28-2013 09:16 PM

If the area is criss crossed with vertical and horizontal lines then its called checkering.

If it's vertical lines only, then it would be called serrations.

If its indentations, then it's called stipling.

BeyondTheBox 01-28-2013 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympus (Post 1113930)
If the area is criss crossed with vertical and horizontal lines then its called checkering.

If it's vertical lines only, then it would be called serrations.

If its indentations, then it's called stipling.

This is little bumps in rows/columns 8x20. Not innies but outties, rising above the surface.

Dearhunter 01-28-2013 10:47 PM

Then it is called titing!!!

SSGN_Doc 01-28-2013 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox (Post 1113957)
This is little bumps in rows/columns 8x20. Not innies but outties, rising above the surface.

Do they form blocks or pyramids? If so, it is checkering. Just like a checkerboard you get repeated patterns of squares. Stippling is usually dots. Or random wavy lines.

Checkering is done with a checkering tool which has evenly spaced cutting teeth. By running the tool horizontally and then again vertically it becomes checkering. Process has more than likely been replaced largely by CNC machining or casting now.

Stippling on metal was usually done with a punch and a hammer.

So there is usually a lot less precision to stippling.

With polymer frames stippling is often done with a soldering iron.


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:43 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.