Doggoneit I Am Kinda Mad - OK Added Pics
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I am mostly making my own Govt Model grips in Ivory.
All my good Colt Govts will eventually sport Ivory grips.
April 7th, 2006 10:57 PM
April 7th, 2006 10:57 PM
April 7th, 2006 11:10 PM
That sucks, QK, especially when your expectations are high. Just goes to show you, if you want it done right, do it yourself....
What the heck is snakewood?
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April 7th, 2006 11:17 PM
Man, I am so sorry you're wood is gone and you're mad and frustrated. Maybe just track him down and beat him with the remaining plank, huh...
Sorry it turned out bad. I feel for ya!
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April 7th, 2006 11:19 PM
Post a pic. My curiosity has been aroused....
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April 7th, 2006 11:25 PM
Gotta agree with Bumper, that sux big time!
I don't blame you a bit for being miffed, I would not have told the story as gentlemanly as you did sir.
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April 7th, 2006 11:25 PM
Well we all know the saying that we a lot of times don't stick to.
If you want things done right and the way you want you have to do it yourself!
QK, that sucks, and I have things like this happen to me too that I should have just done myself so I would get what I wanted. Live and learn I guess.
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April 8th, 2006 12:16 AM
That is sad actually, because good wood is precious - and seems you sure have not got what you wanted.
Indeed a pic would be good and I am sure they are pretty but - if you don't get what you want it somewhat defeats the object.
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April 8th, 2006 12:51 AM
April 8th, 2006 06:32 AM
I would call and raise holy heck for my taste the guy ripped ya off
April 8th, 2006 08:46 AM
I wonder if you should have sent drawings of what you wanted. Sounds like that would have been more useful than the extra $25. It's a shame it didn't work out.
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April 8th, 2006 11:10 AM
Well, QK, anger doesn't usually help, but in this case, I'm with you. I'd be more than "kinda". But, it's kinda done now and unfortunately this is one of those that can't be undone.
I think I agree about not calling him; what good would it do? It's not like he can make them over or make them right.
April 8th, 2006 12:05 PM
QK, I agree with others that you have a right to be upset. I also agree that calling the guy and verbally assaulting him will not solve the problem. He still has the rest of the plank and your $25 so why not return the grips with drawing of what you want and ask that he do the kind of job on another set that you expected on this set. The worst that can happen is that the guy says no. I think that if the answer were no I would ask for the rest of the wood and the $25 back and tell him he could keep the grips for his effort. May not get any results, but you would have the benefit of having expressed your disappointment and of give the person the opportunity to do what he originally agreed to do. Also you will have embarrassed him even more when you come back to us and say that he refused to make a good set, and / or refused to return the rest of the wood and your $25. If you had to make this post I would suggest including the person's name.
Also if the person agrees to make a good set of grips and does it, then come back here and say that the person has made it right and post pictures of the new grips.
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April 8th, 2006 12:25 PM
Assuming that he is not a forum member who can see the issues i would call / email him and explain the issues , if he is a " budding craftsman " he deserves the curtasy of knowing where he screwed up so he can improve , if not he still needs to know he screwed the pooch on the grips for whateaver reason just my thoughts
April 8th, 2006 07:33 PM
April 8th, 2006 07:41 PM
It's a shame it happened but I like your attitude. Not worth losing sleep over wood and $25. Some things in life are live and learn, as I have the hard way more than once! Still, nice wood and beautiful grips are a pleasure. Sorry this "craftsman" let you down!
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