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Custom Derringer Pistol Grips

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 01-29-2018 12:15 AM 785 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our first attempt at custom pistol Grips. A customer brought me this little Derringer (overall length of weapon is 4.5”) and asked me to make some custom grips for it. He wanted a Chiefs anchor on one side and the Coast Guard emblem on the other. I looked all over the internet to see if I could find some pre-made wooden grips for this gun but all I could find were plastic ones. This meant I needed to start from scratch. I decided to use maple to give a good contrast with the checkering and emblems. My wife did all of the laser work and I did the wood work. I cut the thickness (1/4”) using my table saw, I cut the shape with my scroll saw and sanded them to size with an oscillating sander, pad sander and by hand. Finished with clear lacquer. To give you an idea of the logo size each one is about 2/3’s the size of a dime. The level of detail created by the laser machine is very cool.

As mentioned in the begining the customer wanted Coast Guard emblems. As you can see the first set of photo’s has Navy emblems on it. I am so used to doing Navy stuff I had my wife Laser Navy emblems instead of Coast Guard on the first set so I had to make a second set and change the emblems. Since I now have a spare set of grips and just happen to be a retired Navy veteran I guess I will have to buy one of these cool little weapons so all that hard work doesn’t go to waste :)

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns





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woodrookieII

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#1 posted 01-29-2018 12:55 AM

Very nice!! (sneaky way to satisfy your GAS (gun acquisition syndrome) attack!)

....rookieII

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ChadRat6458

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#2 posted 01-29-2018 02:04 AM

Looks great. How did you do the checkering?

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#3 posted 01-29-2018 03:37 AM

Very nice job. Like the contracting woods.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 01-29-2018 01:39 PM

Cool grips and fitting for the pistol. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 01-29-2018 02:34 PM

This is a very nice derringer and the grips are great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Rick

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#6 posted 01-29-2018 02:42 PM

Very Nice and Well Done Ken!

-- Real MEN! Measure Once! Cut Once! Then head back to the Lumberyard. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#7 posted 01-29-2018 03:21 PM

GREAT JOB :<))

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

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Tim_CPWD

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#8 posted 01-29-2018 04:03 PM



Looks great. How did you do the checkering?

- ChadRat6458

The checkering was done with our laser machine. A graphic was created to include both the emblems and the checkering and designed to fit the size and shape of the grips.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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