|Project by Skelatile||posted 09-04-2011 04:43 AM||1809 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Finally finished the grips for my gun :) pictures are kinda crappy. you miss a lot of detail in the wood. its walnut and some random figured wood i found at a local woodworking store and i put in brass inlay(a screw from home depot) to cover a pin in the frame. my dovetails need some serious work. there are some pretty big glue filled gaps but thats why you practice i guess haha
fun fact: while using a dremel cutter wheel the metal you are grinding gets HOT. dont know if you can tell but there is a black circle around the insert which is from the brass getting so hot it scorched the wood. personally i think it looks kinda cool. to help stop the scorching i ground some then used a piece of ice to cool it down and repeated the process till flat. its a browning buckmark .22LR semi auto pistol. Ive put about 500 rounds through it so far. I like it alot.
the second gun is a colt 1911-22. the grips are from the same unknown figured wood. pretty much all the carving was done with my dremel and my 1” belt/5” disc delta sanding station. the finish on both is a teak oil with wet sanding and then buffed on the beall buffing system