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Hedge/Black Cherry Grip For My Hand Cannon

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Project by gfadvm posted 382 days ago 1838 views 1 time favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The factory grip on my Taurus Judge was designed for someone with hands a lot smaller than mine. So I made these from some quartersawn hedge and some Arkansas black cherry. I was going to shape some finger grooves but it fit my hand really well so I left it unsculpted. This gun shoots .410 shotgun shells or .45 Long Colt rounds so you need to have a good hold on it when you pull the trigger! Finished with French Polished shellac.
The factory rubber grip is shown in the first 2 pics.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 382 days ago

I really do like it better than the original.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 382 days ago

Great looking grips! Nicely done but you have to be the ultimate judge! ;-)

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Kevin

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#3 posted 382 days ago

Looks amazing, nice fit. My brother has a judge they are a lot of fun to shoot. They are good looking guns anyways but you made it look that much better. I have been saving for a Taurus 44, if I’m not completely happy with the grip I may borrow your idea. Thanks for posting.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 382 days ago

Nice work on the handle! Now it should be easier to carve notches in it!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 382 days ago

Here comes da judge!

Looks great Andy.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 382 days ago

Looks good, a nice upgrade!
Now then….
Which direction do you hold it??? ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 382 days ago

Good job Andy.
I like wooden grips better without the finger groves. Makes a smooth draw grip a lot easier.
That color & grain make the satin finish look nice too.

-- Having fun...Eric

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 382 days ago

Nice work. I got one that I thought would be a good grouse gun. Pattern with bird shots is good for about 10 feet ;-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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rance

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#9 posted 382 days ago

Very nice Andy. Looks bookmatched too. There aint NUTTIN that you can’t make from wood. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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robscastle

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#10 posted 382 days ago

Nice work
410 that one serious hand gun
May need to borrow it to solve some of my polygon work problems!

-- Regards Robert

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eddie

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#11 posted 382 days ago

looks good Andy love the finish , your right want to have a good grip on that one

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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redryder

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#12 posted 382 days ago

Wooden grips are usually a looker. I like your grain orientation and finish….....................

-- mike...............

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rejo55

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#13 posted 381 days ago

Good to see so many of y’all having one of these beasts. You see my avatar is one my kids, grands- and greats- chipped in and got me for Christmas two years ago.
Great job on the grips. Been thinking about doing the same to mine, but I do like the cushioning effect of the rubber grips. Still might make a set for “Sunday wear”. Doubt if I can get the hedge, though… black cherry is not a problem, except it will have to be Texas cherry.

Again, great job and thanks for the post.

Have a good’un
Joe

-- rejo55, East Texas

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JL7

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#14 posted 381 days ago

That is really a great upgrade Andy. And quite a gun, wow…....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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bowtie

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#15 posted 381 days ago

awesome upgrade, makes it uniquely yours

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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