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    Today's wood is Pheasantwood from Hawaii. Great color and very sharp graining that seems to come in and out of focus as you rotate it under light, this is a beautiful wood. I think you can tell why they named it pheasantwood when you look at the jagged graining pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge43 View Post
    Today's wood is Pheasantwood from Hawaii. Great color and very sharp graining that seems to come in and out of focus as you rotate it under light, this is a beautiful wood. I think you can tell why they named it pheasantwood when you look at the jagged graining pattern.
    Now those are nice. I like those better than just about any of them. Great work, Sarge!
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    Thanks Bumper, glad you like them. It is an interesting wood.

    Today's wood is one that you don't often see due to the way it's made up. Palm wood is really a series of solid ropes running through a more pulpy material that binds it all together. The cross grain (if you were to cut a piece across the ropes and look at the end of it) looks like nothing but a bunch of dots. You can actually see this in the grip bottoms of the first pic. Due to this makeup and combination of densities, it's a hard wood to work with sometimes. I cut my palm blanks and then send them off to be professionally stabilized which makes the pulpy "binder" material solid and makes the wood overall a great choice for grips. These are the red palm, I'll post some of the black palm later.
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    I love checking in here to see "WHAZZUP?" with Sarge's Grips.

    Your grips go great with the morning coffee.

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    Thanks QKShooter. There are rougher ways to start a morning than seeind beautiful woods from around the world aren't there? Glad you enjoy the pics.
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    Sarge, out of curiosity, what's the darkest wood you can use, have used, or have seen used for 1911 grips?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC View Post
    Sarge, out of curiosity, what's the darkest wood you can use, have used, or have seen used for 1911 grips?


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    Gabon Ebony is the darkest natural wood there is. It's pretty much just BLACK in the dark pieces. Some of it may have minor fine lighter streaks in it, but many of these go away when it's finished (oil or other). People who are into altering wood will often use black dye on holly to mimic this, but why do all that when the Gabon Ebony is real and available?
    Hope that answers the question.
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    As promised, here is the black variety of Palm wood. There is essentially no difference between the woods in structure or working with it, just color.
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    Hard to beat starting the week off by seeing some great Amboyna Burl. Always voted one of the worlds most beautiful woods, it's just great stuff.
    Enjoy.
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    Here's some good ol' American curly maple. Always a classic.
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    I know it's not wood, but I'm impressed with this Ivory Paper Micarta material. Very much like natrual Ivory in appearance, it's solid, non absorbent and great for grips. I've got some military and POW medallions coming in shortly, and I think this is a great candidate to use them on.
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    This set was a custom order for a customer who wanted Pheasantwood over maple. I think they came out alright! Believe it or not, the pheasantwood is bookmatched. That demonstrates how much this woods graining moves over short distances.
    I like 'em.
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    I might as well mention it here......
    I'm having a one day sale on the site (Home Page ) that will get you $10 off any set of grips on the site. The coupon code is only good today (the 16th of April) and expires at midnight tonight. The reason for the spontaneous sale is two fold - it covers the fact that we're past tax season now, and is also a simple thank you to my customers. See the homepage on the site for the coupon code and enter it in the coupon box on the payment page of checkout.
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    Todays beauty is a very cool set of Ultra Thin bobs in Afzelia Xylay with GREAT figure. The 3D "veins" of this wood never cease to amaze me. They really fool the eyes. Despite what your eyes tell you, the wood is smooth and those veins are flat, not raised up above the wood.
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    Here's the other beauty that Afzelia trees can give us - Afzelia Burl. Great color and swirling graining with the burl clusters. Very nice stuff.
    Enjoy!
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