|Project by ryno101||posted 05-22-2013 03:49 PM||2342 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, finally got around to it. The Hogue grips that my Sig Sauer 1911 came with were a bit too thick, and although they were beautiful Thuya burl, the fact that they weren’t book matched bugged me.
So I made these book matched black walnut grips for it.
I struggled a bit with how to finish them, settled on shellac as a seal coat and Tung Oil varnish, polished with 0000 steel wool between coats, with beeswax as the final step.
-- Ryno http://shawsheenwoodworks.com