Matt's gun grips

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Project by larryw posted 1159 days ago 1601 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s something a little different from what I’ve posted so far, these gun grips were made for my future son-in-law Matt ,who wanted something better than the stock grips on his colt .45 , being a Texas history buff , he decided on these two flags from the Texas revolution. I thought it was a good idea and went for it. The wood is cocobolo with sterling silver and mother-of-pearl inlays. The cannon inlay is of mother-of-pearl , everything else is silver.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#1 posted 1159 days ago

Great job on the grips! Beautiful wood, perfect inlays. I like this project.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#2 posted 1159 days ago

Wow – these are amazing. Beautiful job! I’d like to learn more about inlays – they are something I’ve never tried. Thanks for the great shots and the inspiration.

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#3 posted 1159 days ago

Fantastic Job! they look great!

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#4 posted 1159 days ago

Very nice! How did you inlay the letters? Did you have them carved with a laser? I can’t imagine doing that by hand or with a router.

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#5 posted 1159 days ago

Thanks Ian, no,I cut them by hand using a jeweler’s saw, then routed the cavities with a 1/32’’ spiral downcut bit.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#6 posted 1159 days ago

Nice job Larry, his second name isn’t Dillon is it LOL :) Great looking gun

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 1159 days ago

Very nice job on the grips!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#8 posted 1158 days ago


-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 1158 days ago

Nice grips Larry, I tried letters one time and wished I had a laser to cut them!! I always thought it should be dad who has the gun keeping future son in law in line.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 1158 days ago

Nice looking grips, very intricate work, nice job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#11 posted 1158 days ago

Fine inlay work Larry those letters look tiny

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Monty Queen

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#12 posted 1156 days ago

Awesome job on those grips.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#13 posted 1124 days ago


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 1124 days ago

I have a new friend. Spectacular and the sentiment is recognized. Ed Brown 1911 for Bertha.

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

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