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Old 01-28-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Those patches of pattern, like dots, on some guns, most 1911s... I think they're intended to give grip.


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Old 01-28-2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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checkering? stippling?


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checkering? stippling?
Yeah, what he said.
In this instance, it appears to be checkering.
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I thought it was stipling, and was measured in dpi or dots per inch?
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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?
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It's just too bad that the name "roughage" was already taken.
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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.
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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.
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Then it is called titing!!!
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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.


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