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Old April 3, 2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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I made some more grips

I think I'm getting better at this. Here are two more sets I made a few days ago.

These are made of black walnut and were cut from a broken M1 Garand stock! Cool huh?


These are made from "Camo wood" we use this on a lot of our knives and I like it.


These are the ones I posted a while back, they were my first attempt at making grips.
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Old April 3, 2009, 09:00 PM   #2
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You make nice grips.
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Old April 4, 2009, 06:52 PM   #3
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thems some very nice grips. would u please tell me how to make grips? because i have mab p-15 that im absolutly in love with. that gun is the most accurate handgun ive owned or shot. its just balanced to me. i cant really explain it no better it just fits my hand. i dont even have to aim it i just point it and hit clay targets at 25 yards. i love every thing about this gun but i have always been a fan of walnut grips. and would love to make my own. wat tools are required?
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Old April 4, 2009, 09:19 PM   #4
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I kinda have an unfair advantage as I work in a knife factory. So I have an entire machine shop at my disposal! I'm not really sure how I would do it otherwise. With the tools at work i can make a set of grips in about 20 minutes. Right now I have only made 1911 grips but I am thinking about trying my hand at some Ruger Security-Six grips in cocobolo.
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Old April 4, 2009, 11:16 PM   #5
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i didnt relize ur desplay name is bamabowtie. roll tide! and thanks anyways ill try searching it on the web
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Old April 4, 2009, 11:37 PM   #6
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those are pretty cool
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Old April 8, 2009, 01:43 PM   #7
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Really like those black walnut grips. Very nice.

Ever thought of doing your own grip making commercially? You could do a made-to-order, specialty grip company with skills like these.

Can you make them for S&W models? 686 or 629? I'd also be interested in some for a Ruger GP-101 as well.

Great work and very impressive!
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Old April 8, 2009, 01:47 PM   #8
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I guess its time.....

to start whittling

Nice job fella
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Old April 8, 2009, 06:37 PM   #9
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I have not tried any revolver grips yet. They will be a little harder to fit properly as the boss won't let me bring my gun in to do any precise fitting. I may soon begin to make a couple sets a week to sell. I have to talk the boss into letting me use the shop after hours one or two nights a week first. We just got a new shipment of broken M1 stocks so the material is plentiful right now. Oh, as a side note these M1 stocks are take-offs from the CMP in Anniston, AL we are just a few miles away.
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Old April 9, 2009, 01:27 AM   #10
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I can understand why it would be more difficult to make revolver grips, as the grips on the 1911 style pistols are pretty straight forward in design.

Keep me posted, like I said those walnut grips are fantastic and I'd really like to get a pair if you do decide to make them for revolvers...keep up the good work.
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Old April 9, 2009, 07:00 PM   #11
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Here is a better picture of all three sets together.

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Old April 10, 2009, 01:15 AM   #12
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Those green green grips are pretty cool too...what are they made from?
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Old April 10, 2009, 11:32 AM   #13
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Nice work on the stag grips- did you use knifemaking blanks for those or what?
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Old April 10, 2009, 12:53 PM   #14
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They aren't stag. They are "Imistag"-bone jigged to look like stag. It's available from www.masecraftsupply.com
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Old April 10, 2009, 04:35 PM   #15
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The green grips are what we call "CamoWood", it is various layers of colored wood laminated together. The stag grips are imitation stag, which is cow shin bone with a random jigged pattern to make it look like the real deal. I am trying to find a couple of pieces of Sambar stag that are just right but so far none are wide enough.
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Old April 10, 2009, 11:30 PM   #16
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Nice. Amazing how expensive stag grips have become- I couldnt afford the set on my Bisley Vaquero now.
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Old April 16, 2009, 08:23 PM   #17
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Do you have to do any work on the back or inside of the grips?
Because that was my bigest problem the first and only time I tryed to make grips for a .22 auto.
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Old April 16, 2009, 09:24 PM   #18
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No, 1911 grips don't require any relief on the inside unless you have an ambi-safety. That is the reason I have not tried any other grips yet. I may get brave soon and try to make some for my Security-Six.
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Old April 18, 2009, 10:53 PM   #19
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garand grips

cool idea...
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