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First attempt at making grips

This is a discussion on First attempt at making grips within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by CopperKnight Ah! Yer killin' me! I do need the practice, though. Do you happen to know if your Springfield and my Firestorm ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    Ah! Yer killin' me!

    I do need the practice, though. Do you happen to know if your Springfield and my Firestorm have the same dimensions and landmarks on the grips? Your bottom screw looks higher up than mine.
    I don't know whether the grips are identical or not. The grips on the Springfield are standard Government size 1911 grips. Doing some research indicates that the FireStorm 1911 does not use a standard grip. Several places I looked at had grips for Government 1911 and a different part number for the Firestorm. The photos there indicated that the screw placement was different.

    Bummer. If you want to do some more practice and make a pair of standard 1911 grips let me know. I'm sure we come reach and agreement. I seriously think they would look great on my Springer.

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    Great looking grips! I'm always amazed with the work the members of this post do.

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    a few coats of tung oil shines 'em right proper
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    Very nice, I like the wood.
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    I am a cabinetmaker by trade and I think you did a beautiful job. Can't say as I have ever worked with this type of wood but it has an interesting grain pattern. Next time I would just use tongue oil, multiple coats until the wood won't abosorb anymore will preserve them and keep them from cracking, without being to slick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCHornet View Post
    I am a cabinetmaker by trade and I think you did a beautiful job. Can't say as I have ever worked with this type of wood but it has an interesting grain pattern. Next time I would just use tongue oil, multiple coats until the wood won't abosorb anymore will preserve them and keep them from cracking, without being to slick.
    Good Job!!
    Thanks for the compliment and the tip. I had no idea what to put on them and after I posted this, I figured I should have asked here first. The next set will get tongue oil. Pumpy said the same thing, so it has to have merit, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Knight View Post
    For the first time making a set of grips, I say they look very good. I would almost want a set of those with checkering added. Good job.
    I was going to checker these, but I couldn't bring myself to scratch up that grain.
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    Look Pretty Good To Me...

    I'd say you did an 'outstanding' job!

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    Nice work CK, keep at it and you'll have a second income in no time.
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    Copper, after taking a second look I have to say you're right. They do look too good to scratch up with checkering. You did great. Wish I had the talent to even try this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowflyer View Post
    I can't tell by the pics, I think I will need to see them in person. Can you drive to Kansas? I am free in the afternoon tomorrow.

    Dude! Where were ya at? I drive all the way to Kansas and get stood up? Sheesh. I knocked and waited by nobody came to the door, so I drove back home. Oh, well.
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    That wood is gorgeous. One thing to say about 1911s is they have the best grips.
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    Looks good for the first time and I know it is a tedious job. Steve48

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