This is a discussion on What's new at Sarge's Grips within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I found remnants of my once proud English Walnut block the other day, and there was just enough left to make one bobtail set, one ...
I found remnants of my once proud English Walnut block the other day, and there was just enough left to make one bobtail set, one gov set and an ultra thin set. This is obviously the bobtail set. English Walnut is very solid and has some great veining running throughout. I'm sad to no longer have any in the shop, but at least I have pics.
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Thank you for your post! Being a woodworker yourself, you understand the feeling of cutting into an unknown and seeing the beauty contained in it. Also, how the graining and figure come into focus more and more with each successive grit used. It's a wonderful thing and addictive to say the least. Glad to see a fellow woodworker on here. Have you tried grips yet? You should.
Todays set is done in Fire Box Elder Burl. I had a customer drive from St. Louis to KC yesterday to pick these up personally. Talk about dedication! It was great to meet him and talk about weapons, SCUBA and life in general. It's always nice to meet people on the forums and customers.
Anyway, the red in the grips is natural and occurs is a relatively small percentage of the Box Elder Burl. It is beautiful and really adds "zing" to the grips. Hope you like the pictures!
Todays set is Pollyana Burl. I don't know much about this wood except that it's beautiful. From what I understand, it can be very dark, or light like these pieces.
As always, the panels are bookmatched. The burl pattern is great!
Saturday bonus set.
This set is more Amboyna Burl from a block that has great orange/red color, burl coverage and great depth. Very nice stuff.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Very nice Sarge I've been lurking for a while. do you any have any black wood or other materials that would be noticably figured? Does that even exist.
I currently have real Carbon Fiber with hints of blue but would love to have an alternate set.
It does Sarge Thanks. I'll PM a PIC of the Gun if you have not seen it for others ideas you may have.
Todays set is Afzelia Burl - another gorgeous wood from SE Asia. Light honey brown color with swirling graining and burl coverage make this wood an eye catcher. Beautiful wood that will go with either light or dark frames/slides.
Hope you like them!
Doggone! You somehow manage to find the most amazing looking wood.
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That's a lot of the fun for me - finding just the right piece or seeing something in a dark, dirty dingy piece that catches my eye and seeing the real beauty inside the rough exterior. Sometimes I'm wrong in my assessment, but more often than not I am rewarded with stunningly beautiful pieces that I'm very thankful to be able to have seen. Sharing that beauty with others is the other part of the fun.
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The set for today is unique in that it's buckeye Burl that got caught in the color scheme between the blue/gray and the cream. The set is a light color with cool darker "squiggle lines" throughout with some cool bending curl figure in the bottom of each panel. Very interesting. I think this is a set that some will go gaga over and others will not like. Let me know what you think.
They are great and would look especially nice on an all Stainless .45.
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Well, there's one opinion. Thanks!