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Osage Orange one piece pistol grip (Ruger GP-100)

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Project by HoosierBoy87 posted 06-30-2017 07:25 PM 986 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently used some of the Osage Orange wood I’ve been playing with and made a new grip for my Ruger GP-100 357. It’s a one piece grip when finished that slides over the handle frame of the revolver. All the inside milling was done on the drill press with router bits. The outside shaping and contouring of the handle was done completely by hand with rasps and files. A light grazing with a blow torch brang out the grain in the wood for a pretty cool finish.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana





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#1 posted 06-30-2017 07:29 PM

Nicely done, Ross. You’ve combined several of my favorite things, Osage orange, hand tools and Ruger revolvers.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 06-30-2017 07:58 PM

beautiful …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 06-30-2017 08:23 PM

Thank you-It was one of the more difficult projects I’ve done. It turned out to be fairly complicated to mill out all the inside dimensions to the right specs for a tight fit, but all worth it in the end.
And yes I love my Ruger, I think they make great pistols and some nice rifles as well.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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#4 posted 06-28-2017 11:36 PM

That is fantastic work. I have some grips for my 1911 on the to do list. Excellent work!

-- Hardwoods shouldn't be so expensive. Unlike money, hardwoods literally grow on trees!!!

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#5 posted 07-01-2017 04:06 AM

Looks Great! I love seeing other woodworkers making these! They always spice up a good pistol!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#6 posted 07-01-2017 11:02 AM

Good looking grip. I love Osage Orange wood!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 07-01-2017 01:01 PM

Looks great! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 07-01-2017 02:01 PM

Everyones hands are different, great customization work!

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#9 posted 07-01-2017 02:14 PM

Nice work, looks really nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 07-01-2017 05:42 PM

You did a fine job on this grip and the wood looks nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 07-02-2017 05:23 AM

Thanks everybody- I’m definitely happy with how it turned out.

-- Ross, Bloomington Indiana

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#12 posted 07-03-2017 01:05 AM

Very nice! Congrats on a job well done.

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#13 posted 07-03-2017 02:32 AM

Very nice! Congrats on a job well done.

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