|Project by Sgt_Lobo||posted 02-13-2008 02:52 AM||7991 views||5 times favorited||22 comments|
I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything, but unfortunately work and home life both have been extremely hectic as of late. But, this past weekend the wood was calling me and I just had to break away for a little while and make some sawdust…
You know, sometimes it is nice to do fun, “easy”, projects. I find that when I have time it seems like I always gravitate towards large projects that start to bog me down after awhile. Every now and then it is nice to just whip something out on the scrollsaw in a matter of hours instead of days or weeks.
This is what led me to the pistol grips. After I made this pistol case I got to thinking it would be nice to have some pistol grips that matched the wood in the case. Well, the first set I made were from cocobolo which matched the lid on the case. While I thought they looked good, I also thought they wood look better on a darker (black) pistol. So, I just decided to make some out of the other types of wood I had laying around in the garage which included walnut and bocote. I liked the looks of both of these better with my pistol, bocote being my favorite.
I sent pictures of these to a friend of mine who runs a mall kiosk in San Antonio. He wants me to make a bunch of them to sell. So, my first projects for profit.
Each set of grips takes about two hours total to make. Easy enough, just cut with scroll saw, shape with belt sander, dremel out the recesses (required for slide release, safety, grip pin), sand to 1000 grit, and finally burnish with 0000 steal whool and mineral spirits. The only set I actually put a finish on where the walnut grips which I applied 4 coats of danish oil to.
So, that’s it for now. Thanks for taking the time to look. Hopefully it won’t take me so long to get back here next time.
Here are some more pics for you all…
-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO