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Project by Skelatile posted 03-06-2012 02:50 PM 1357 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the second commission grip ive done. Used red oak for the open grain since the gun had a well used look. turned out nicer that i was expecting. The owner had named the gun “Gracie” and wanted to put that on the grip some how. the original thought was to burn it in but i wanted to do something a little different. The inlay, if you could call it that, was done on the drill press. Found a nice font on the computer, printed it up and glued it on the right grip blank. Used a 1/16” drill bit to play reverse connect the dots along the letters. 16 gauge wire brads were the perfect diameter to insert in the holes. glued those in with CA glue and trimmed it flush with the dremel cut off wheel. to get the curved surface i used my delta 1” belt sander and finished by hand up to i think 400 grit. the finish is a couple coats of teak oil. the client was very pleased

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#1 posted 03-06-2012 06:08 PM

Very nice. And my favorite type of gun to boot.

-- -Todd

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 08:01 PM

That’s oak’s a great look for that well loved .45.
If that’s Gracie, where’s George?

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#3 posted 03-06-2012 10:45 PM

Nice Bling !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 03-07-2012 10:53 AM

Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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