custom 1911 Grips

custom 1911 Grips

I just made these, found an awesome piece of wood with a deep green in it. Any suggestions on what might be a good engraving or texture to add to them?

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4 years 13 weeks ago, 11:15 PM

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sand them thru 100,220,280.320 grit then either use finishing oil from www.midwayusa.com or buy a small can of linseed oil and jap dryer(real name)or paint thinner and mix a bit of thinner/dryer in the linseed oil and apply to the grips in coats that you dry for 24 hrs between.after 10 coats sand the finish off with 320 grit down to the grain of the wood.10 more coats then sand again.all coats are hand rubbed until tacky/dry.rub in a few more coats and you are done.no one said it would be easy!

4 years 13 weeks ago, 11:40 PM

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thanks greasy, but ive done that and sanded to 800 grit. I just want feed back if i should carve/engrave anything into them or if they look fine as is? Im too close to the project and this is the point when i usually fuck things up.

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4 years 13 weeks ago, 11:47 PM

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put them on the gun and leave them the FUCK alone!looks good!

4 years 13 weeks ago, 11:50 PM

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If it works dont fix it. looks good.

4 years 13 weeks ago, 11:54 PM

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Thanks, just needed to hear it from someone else!

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4 years 13 weeks ago, 12:36 AM

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I agree with what Greasy and Snake said. They look fine just like they are.
I don't think your picture does them justice. They appear to have very attractive grain, which is what makes any piece of wood look good.

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4 years 13 weeks ago, 12:56 AM

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GP is right. Unless you can do a checkering job that is PERFECT, leave them alone. They are nice, good job

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4 years 13 weeks ago, 1:47 AM

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they look great

but there are bound to be someone around your area with a lazer engraver that can engrave any design you want into them for a pretty reasonable cost,just in case you want to personalize them more,just google engravers for your area and see.

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