Maple shmaple...got anything in a nice snakewood ??:wink:
I think I've pu these out before, but these are my personal carry grips. Snakewood and Wenge. I'm in the process of making a set of snakewood over Zebrawood for a customer right now.
Beautiful set of Amboyna Burl in bobs. Dark rich color, full burl coverage, even cool "veins" of graining cutting through and around - these are what Amboyna Burl is all about. This is the classic look. Amboyna has many looks in different blocks that can go from classici and rich to loud and vibrant. Very fun, cool, and beautiful wood.
Time for more mammoth tooth grips. These had a great pattern to them and the colors were very cool. I put them in Gabon Ebony. They are now residing on a customers stainless Officer model. Beautiful stuff!
A very nice set of mineral stained maple that has great curly figure as an added bonus. I have the greatest hobby in the world. :smile:
Briar burl is another great wood. VERY tight grained with alot of movement and burl swirl going on, but in a subdued manner. The color of all the movement is only slightly darker than the base wood and while very busy, it doesn't just jump out at you. I hope you can see what I'm talking about in the pics. A lightweight, but very tough wood. Yes, it's the same stuff used in pipes. In fact, that's how I got into it - a customer asked for a set of grips to match his pipe.
Todays set is Pollyana Burl. I haven't worked very much with this particular wood, but I will more in the future as I can find it! Solid and dense with great movement in the wood texture around the clusters of burl eyes. A great color to boot! More beautiful stuff!
That's a new one on me but, it sure made for a set of beautiful gun handles. :yup:
Sarge. You might think this is interesting. I once had a nice section of Elephant Ivory Burl Ivory.
"Huh?"...you say. Very rare and uncommon. :yup:
That tusk had a serious internal abscess of the nerve core which resulted in the normal/typical "grain/growth" patterning to go all ballistic and get all swirled in multi-colored abstract patterning caused by the serious infection.
BTW: It must have been excruciatingly painful for the elephant and that is likely the reason why it eventually had to be put down as rogue.
Wow, I've never even heard of that. Do you happen to have any pictures? I'd love to see them! Feel free to post them here.
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I hope everyone takes time this long weekend to remember those who sacrificed everything so that we can enjoy a life of freedom in the greatest Country on the face of the Earth. Freedom is indeed not free and those that paid the price deserve our thanks and remembrance.
have you ever set marble into grips?? i have a ton of it in about every color! how do you shape it?? polish it???