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Canarywood Pistol Grips

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Project by Rickterscale posted 135 days ago 951 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pistol grips from Canarywood. This was sort of a trial project to get the process down before I make a set of grips from some red mallee burl I have, but I really like the Canarywood against the black finish. Since the Canarywood is slightly open grained, I filled the grain with shellac (4-6 coats, sand to bare wood, repeat until surface is uniformly dull after sanding away the shellac), then finished with four coats of Minwax wipe-on poly. The shaping was done with a random orbital sander, and the finished thickness is about 3/16”.





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Kade Knight

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#1 posted 135 days ago

Nicely done! Love those sigs

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#2 posted 135 days ago

Looks great.
Many years ago I made similar grips for my S&W. They were so popular with my co-workers I had to go into production and couldn’t keep up with the demand. To aid production I made a couple of jigs. One for drilling the screw holed and a second wood block with inset metal pins that fit into the screw holes for holding the blank grips while I filed and sanded them to shape.
I think Shellac may be damages by gun cleaning solvents. A good finish is Birchwood Casey Tru Oil Gun Stock Finish.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Rickterscale

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#3 posted 135 days ago

Thanks LesB. I’ll take a look at the Birchwood Casey finish. I’m, not too concerned about damage to the shellac though, since it was pretty much all sanded away, then covered with poly.

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#4 posted 134 days ago

Sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 134 days ago

Well done, looks great….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 134 days ago

I use BC Tru-Oil for a lot of things. It’s tough! BTW, keep it locked up securely in a safe or vault.

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