Lathe Turned 1911 Grips
This is a discussion on Lathe Turned 1911 Grips within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; [B]I just remembered that (way back when) I said that I would post pictures of my jigs that I used for lathe turning perfect 1911 ...
December 8th, 2005 10:21 AM
December 8th, 2005 10:25 AM
Looks like you put a lot of ork into it QK im deff nto a wood worker so i wont be making any grips anytime soon neat pics though
December 8th, 2005 12:51 PM
Excellent QK - thx for all the pics - which are actually just fine.
As an engineer and machinist I can say that you have things well covered here - pretty much what I reckon I'd do to achieve those results. Once the radius of the grip panels is established then the jig design sorta speaks for itself - tho that said, making the jig is quite a chunk of work too.
Many years back I think I derived as much pleasure as anything from making jigs, fixtures, special tools etc - as actual work on the lathe. This was metal of course but, my wood lathe has seen some occasional use too as a hobby.
Nice work Sir
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December 8th, 2005 01:41 PM
Hey I say you can only learn one way - by doing.
It looks like you got a great start, I like what I see!
Maybe we can have you make some custom "Combat Carry Member" 1911 grips? They'd be all the rage!
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