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Zebrawood grips for my 1911

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Project by svenbecca posted 01-19-2015 07:13 PM 1118 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick project to fill some time on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 01-19-2015 08:30 PM

Great looking grips—very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 01-21-2015 08:47 AM

My Colt Gold Cup would look good with those.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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svenbecca

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#3 posted 01-21-2015 12:37 PM

Well send me your frame and grips and we can make it happen. They are really simple to do. The most difficult part is making sire the mounting holes and countersinks are correct. You should try to make a set.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#4 posted 01-22-2015 03:16 AM

Nice looking grips.
Many years ago (close to 40 now) I made grips like that for the S&W 9mm I carried for work. My co-workers liked them so much I ended up making dozens of them in various woods. Made enough profit to buy some nice new wood working tools.
One method I used was to set up a block of wood fitted with aluminum pins that fit the screw holes in the blanks to hold them securely while I worked on them. This made it a lot easier to sand and shape the blank. There was a lot of Dremel tool work on the back side to cut recesses for various raised parts on the frame. I used True Oil gunstock finish because it was easy to refinish when it wore down.

-- Les B, Oregon

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