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Morado Burl 1911 Grips with a box of poplar

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Project by BillyDoubleU posted 10-26-2017 09:13 PM 708 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Morado Burl 1911 Grips with a box of poplar
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A really pretty Morado (AKA Pau Ferro, AKA Bolivian Rosewood) burl book matched grips.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss





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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 10-26-2017 09:16 PM

Those are some really nice grips. I want to make my own, but I really like the cocobolo grips on my Springfield, so I’m not too motivated.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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BillyDoubleU

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#2 posted 10-26-2017 09:30 PM

Yeah, I sold those to a buddy. I am keeping a set for myself but that’s only because while sanding them down I exposed an internal crack. So I’ll keep them. These were very pretty, the color of the grain contrasting in combination with the finish gives them almost a holographic look. Pretty cool.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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DMiller

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#3 posted 10-26-2017 09:49 PM

Wow, beautiful! Have you ever attempted to checker them? Looks great!

-- 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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BillyDoubleU

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#4 posted 10-26-2017 10:00 PM



Wow, beautiful! Have you ever attempted to checker them? Looks great!

- DMiller


I have a checkering set but have yet started in on learning. It’s on my list. :)

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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BurlyBob

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#5 posted 10-26-2017 10:29 PM

Those are flat out gorgeous. That 1911 is pretty darn nice looking as well.

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BillyDoubleU

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#6 posted 10-26-2017 10:36 PM



Those are flat out gorgeous. That 1911 is pretty darn nice looking as well.

- BurlyBob


Only if it worked lol.

I used to carry that one and never had anything but problems. Got it shortly after joining the navy way back in ‘97. Thank God I never had to use it… probably would have jammed… But I have always liked its look :)

And thank you!

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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DMiller

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#7 posted 10-26-2017 10:55 PM

If your’re interested, here’s how I do it. It may not be the most practical way, but it works. (: I use a XActo scalpel knife with a vertical flat blade (http://www.xacto.com/products/cutting-solutions/blades/detail/X218); then cut angled downward. There may be a better way, but this is how iv’e done it. Hope this helps if your’re interested. Great Job on those grips! DMiller

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/323721

-- 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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BillyDoubleU

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#8 posted 10-26-2017 11:11 PM



If your re interested, here s how I do it. It may not be the most practical way, but it works. (: I use a XActo scalpel knife with a vertical flat blade (http://www.xacto.com/products/cutting-solutions/blades/detail/X218); then cut angled downward. There may be a better way, but this is how iv e done it. Hope this helps if your re interested. Great Job on those grips! DMiller

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/323721

- DMiller

lol, apparently I am “watching” that project :)

I got the checkering set but they were back ordered or out everywhere. I got them a while back but it took a month or two for them to come in.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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BillyDoubleU

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#9 posted 10-27-2017 12:30 AM

Top 3!

Thank you Lumberjocks!

Very humbling

:)

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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DMiller

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#10 posted 10-27-2017 01:47 AM



Top 3!

Thank you Lumberjocks!

Very humbling

:)

- BillyDoubleU

Cool! Glad to see you get this!!!

-- 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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Dark_Lightning

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#11 posted 10-27-2017 03:00 AM

Nice! Rosewood replaced my favorite wood of walnut many years ago.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 10-27-2017 03:42 AM

That is some gorgeous looking wood!
Nice finish to make it pop.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 10-27-2017 12:19 PM

These are beautiful pistol grips and the wood is wonderful. Nice quality and craftsmanship.

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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Mainiac Matt

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#14 posted 10-27-2017 07:49 PM

looks great… now you just need to learn how to cut the checkered patterns
:^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#15 posted 10-29-2017 01:58 AM

Billy , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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