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What's new at Sarge's Grips

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; Todays set is Box Elder Burl. This particular batch was from the outer portion of the burl and actually had small bark intrusions (the darker ...

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    Todays set is Box Elder Burl. This particular batch was from the outer portion of the burl and actually had small bark intrusions (the darker "dots" that you see in the panels). Just one of those things that nature does to mix it up a little and make everything unique in it's own way. I like the way they look and the burl patterns are always beautiful.
    Enjoy!
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    Oh wow! I had no idea those would look so good on a blue/park'd finish!

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    Light woods usually look cool on dark frames and vice versa. Glad you like them!

    Todays sets demonstrate the difference between a burl that ray cut or cut across the burl. Both sets are done in Maple burl (different blocks though) and are cut differently. The first one is ray cut and the second is burl cut, or cut across the burl.
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    Todays offering is Spalted Tamarind with more of the old parchment map look to it. I just love this stuff! The fine line spalt and the color of the wood overall just draws me in.
    Enjoy!
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    Todays set is Asian Walnut with some very cool fiddleback figure in it. Asian Walnut is ridiculously hard and is wonderful for use in grip panels. Beautiful stuff!
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    Yesterday, we had curly figured Asian Walnut. Today we have Asian Walnut Burl. Really gorgeous stuff. I can't get over how hard this wood is!
    Enjoy!
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    Today's sets are done in one of the Dymondwood colors and were special ordered by a customer with the tactical stipple pattern for use on her competition pistols. Dymondwood, for any of you that may not be familiar with it, is like very solid plywood with layers of wood over each other in different color combinations. There are quite a few colors available and the product is very solid and great for pistol grip panels. If I had to guess, I'd say there are around 40 combinations available from mild to wild.
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    Todays set is in Camel Bone (natural). I can't believe how hard this stuff is to find in a size that will allow you to make grips that fit the frame. I ended up having to order a bunch direct from a manufacturer in India for crying out loud. Everything stateside is too narrow and will leave you with some significant frame showing front and back on the frame. I can't wait until it gets here!
    Camel bone (as well as just about any other bone) can be had in natural color, or bleached. The natural shows color variation and streaks as shown in the pics. Bleached is a consistent Ivory color. Camel bone is used as an Ivory substitute for a few reasons:
    1) Look dead on like Ivory
    2) Is natural bone
    3)Is cheaper than Ivory
    4)Is stronger than Ivory
    It's great stuff!
    Enjoy the pics,
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    The camel bone grips look just great Sarge.
    You forgot to leave two humps on them though.

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    Wow. I don't even know what to say.......


    Today's set is blatantly red Amboyna burl. The burl eyes come across very dark in this color. Pretty cool stuff!
    Enjoy!
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    Todays wood is good ol' American curly Walnut. American Walnut can vary from very lightweight to very dense and hard. Plain straight grain to wild and wavy grain. Curly, burl, it's all out there just waiting to be seen and appreciated. This set has some wonderful curl figure in it.
    Walnut has been a standard for pistol and revolver grips since the first weapons came out of the doors. Great stuff!
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    Heh, even plain ol' walnut looks special after you're done with it, Sarge. Nice work!

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    I think that is my pair! They look great and the fit is superb. Thanks!
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    I'm glad that you like them NYCMedic!

    Today's wood is Corrugata Burl from Australia. I just like this wood. Solid, great color and wonderful patterns. If you get the chance to get a block, take advantage of it! The one thing I suggest is that you ensure it's nice and dry before working it as it will shrink up on you if you don't. It's so solid and heavy, that it's best to cut a block into smaller, but oversized (for the project you're working on) pieces and let it dry that way to under 10%. Otherwise, you'll be waiting for years.
    The wood sands and machines well. Not an oily wood, it will take on a number of different finishes without problem.
    This set is for a Springfield EMP.
    Enjoy!
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    I hope it's worth the trouble because that's a beautiful wood!

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