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What's new at Sarge's Grips

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    Thank you gentlemen. I'm glad you like it!
    Sarge

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    Todays set is an unusual example of a wood you've probably heard of. Bocote is usually a nice yellow/gold color with black graining, but in digging through a bin a while back, I found a piece that looked like this. Instead of the normal black veining following the arch of the rings in the tree, this veining jumps in and out of rings and is "eruptive". Makes for a very cool look! Another treasure found at the back of a dusty bin where noone else bothers to go.
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    Todays sets are just for comparison between two woods that many don't see. Black Palm and Red Palm. I grant you that the red palm in the pic is not as red as much of the stuff is, but it serves to show the difference none the less. These woods are beautiful and interesting and very solid IF stabilized. I have plans to make a set that crosscut black Palm. That set will be very interesting as all you'll see is a bunch of dots across the face. Palm wood is really just a bunch of "ropes" running in the same general direction, held together by the pulpy substance between. You can get a taste of this by looking at the bottom of each grip panel. As you get closer to going crosscut, you can see the dots. This is why stabilization is a necessity. Very solid once stabilized, and beautiful to boot!
    Enjoy,
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    Drill weekend is over and I'm quite glad, as I'm swamped. Missing 2 of my 3 days in the shop for a week has a way of getting me behind with a quickness!
    Todays set is a great example of Red Mallee Burl from Australia. Another set cut from the "sweet spot" of the burl which yields some gorgeous pattern.
    Enjoy!
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    Wow those look so good!

    One day when I have a 1911 your grips are going straight on it!
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    Thank you Kenny! Glad you like them.

    Today's set is another visit to the ol' Spalted Hackberry block. I love the variety that's in this one (large) block. Dark, light, and a mix. Beautiful stuff. The wood needs to be professionally stabilized, but once that's done, it's game time!
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    More Spalted Maple with a bonus of a set of ultra thins done in Bloodwood with the tactical stipple pattern. I really like Bloodwood against a black frame.
    Enjoy!
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    That Spalted Maple gets my attention more and more... Very nice!!!

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    There can be SUCH a variety in spalted maple. It's a beuatiful wood. Ranges in color from the ornage sherbet to the light cream, the black spalt ranging from sweeping swaths to fine line. Almost endless possibilities are doable as long as you can find the right block.
    Glad you like them.
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    And to think that furniture makers used to discard Maple if it was spalted.

    Damn...the Maple is all spalted. We can't use this stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    And to think that furniture makers used to discard Maple if it was spalted.

    Damn...the Maple is all spalted. We can't use this stuff!
    They didn't take the time to get down to the "macro level" and appreciate the beauty of it. On large scale projects, it is the out of place piece. Pistol grips can make fine use of it though!
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    I need to go back to school. People through out beautiful stuff and keep s...!

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    Incredible talent and beautiful grips!!

    Greetings, Sarge!!

    I just wanted you to know that I signed up to the DC forums solely because of this thread.

    I just spent the better part of today taking in this entire thread and all of its magnificent grips. I've almost suffered extreme gorgeous grip overload, LOL!

    I am amazed by your workmanship and the stunningly beautiful woods that nature has given you to work with; I have been inspired to save my money to purchase a set of your grips for my Springfield 1911.

    I will be checking this thread daily just as some of the others here are doing.

    Well done, Sarge!


    John
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    Wow. John, that is praise that I can't even hope to live up to, but I'm glad that you are enjoying the thread! There is just SO much beauty in wood if you're willing to look for it. That's what keeps this hobby as such a passion of mine - you never know what hidden beauty will present itself until you make that first cut. It's like a craving for me. Weird but true.
    Thank you so much for your post. I hope you enjoy the future posts as much as the past posts.
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    You're quite welcome.

    A man can hardly do better than to be able to make a living doing something he loves.

    Keep up the great work; the burl woods are my favorites and I totally agree with you about the beauty of Australian woods (!).

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