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Blog entry by Bertha posted 01-06-2012 10:31 PM 6898 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I received a tiny cheap handgun that’s supposedly been in the family. Hence, it is a very prized possession.
I’m going to shape some bubinga handles on the belt sander.

There are pins that keep the handle registered. I’ll have to modify what I’ve got in stock


Tapped and transferred the pin location

Dialed in; I’ll do Danish oil wetsanded to 600 grit

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog



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Don W

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#1 posted 01-06-2012 10:37 PM

hmmm, I’ve never made pistol grips Al. They look pretty nice. Send ‘em up, I’ll put some checkering on them for you.

What is that, a 32?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#2 posted 01-06-2012 10:39 PM

Fine job you did.
Looks new now.

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Manitario

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#3 posted 01-06-2012 10:44 PM

c’mon Al, guns are dangerous and have no place in civil society. Up here in Canada we find a stern words far more of a deterrent than firearms…
Nice pistol grips btw :)

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 01-06-2012 10:48 PM

I’m looking at the third photo… have you been out shooting in your robe again? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-06-2012 10:50 PM

Great job on the grips. Now the pistol even has more family ties.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Howie

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#6 posted 01-06-2012 10:56 PM

@Manitario—sorry I don’t agree with that philosophy. Adolf Hitler used that train of thought. Since I don’t live in a civil society I’ll just have to trust my 9mm.

Nice job Al. Although I have to say the grips are probably worth more than the gun <g>

-- Life is good.

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Manitario

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#7 posted 01-06-2012 11:00 PM

Howie, us Canadians are a gentle people. A stern word and a harsh look are all that is needed to deter most criminals up here. A police officer had to resort to using an open-handed slap last year, and it was debated in parlement for months whether he used excessive force…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Sodabowski

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#8 posted 01-06-2012 11:00 PM

Does it fire soap bubbles? Nice grips for sure.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Bertha

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#9 posted 01-06-2012 11:28 PM

Good call, Don .32HR. I’ve got one box for s&giggles. Lol, you’s guys are hilarious. I own an arsenal, but few of them are very personal. Bunch of black guns and a few safe queens. This was a pretty fun project. As crude as the gun is, the pins offered very little margin for error. A throwaway is now pretty fun to hold. Once the finish is done, it may even end up an ankle rig;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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lanwater

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#10 posted 01-06-2012 11:37 PM

Nice handle for sure Al. I am pretty sure it will look even better after the danish.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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xwingace

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#11 posted 01-07-2012 12:22 AM

What an adorable little piece!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#12 posted 01-07-2012 12:24 AM

Fine job on the handles

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#13 posted 01-07-2012 12:35 AM

Oh Manitario, you and my father would have gotten along swimmingly. He always said “Harsh language is the most effective deterrent available… Especially when it’s backed up by a .45.” Harsh language indeed. I inherited his gun collection, I think I’m going to follow your lead Al, make some grips and stocks for the ones that are plain Jane. – Rich

-- - Rich

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Jimthecarver

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#14 posted 01-07-2012 01:09 AM

Maybe this would help pretty up a plain Jane pistola.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/31150

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Howie

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#15 posted 01-07-2012 02:39 AM

FWIW Manitario,I’m well aware of Canadian gun laws. I bear hunted there 12 years in a row. I know for sure you don’t want to get caught with a handgun. I follow smndrummer fathers advise.

-- Life is good.

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