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What's new at Sarge's Grips

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    Todays pics will give you an idea of the range that can come from even a smaller block of wood. All three sets pictured below, came from the same block which measured approximately 12" x 7" x 2". That's quite a range to have in that small an area considering how different the "texture" is, and how varied the colors are.
    Anway, enjoy the pics!
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    Oh, that is very cool! Thanks for keeping it interesting, Sarge.

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    Okay, today I'm going to show a set on a pet project of mine called "The Beastbob" project. I've been working with Dave Severns of Severns custom on it for a while now and it's almost done. I'll be starting a thread on it in a different portion of the forum tonight with more pics. It's not even done yet, but Dave threw a set of Spalted Maples that I had sent him a while back on it for some pics. Looks great on a blacker than night pistol!
    Enjoy!
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    The wood of the day is quilted Maple. While I wouldn't go so far as to say it's rare, good quilted maple can be difficult to find. It's not like every maple tree will have it. To end up with quilted maple, a number of things have to happen. The quilting figure is formed by pressure, usually caused by the weight of the tree itself, and is usually found in the base of the larger trees, or where larger branches join the trunk. It can have a beautiful pattern to it! Many will stain this type to reflect whatever color they want to see WITH the pattern.
    Here it is in it's uncolored naked glory.
    Enjoy!
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    Todays wood is Narra. A solid wood that can have some great figure to go with it's rich red color. Amboyna Burl comes from the same tree, but isn't called Narra Burl. Don't ask me why, that's above my pay grade.
    Enjoy the pics!
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    Another drill weekend done and now it's time to get back in the shop.
    Todays pics are of good ol American Maple burl. As with any burl, this wood can have a wide range of beautiful things going on in it - burl eyes, clusters, and even folded figure in ray patterns. Of course the depth that you get with figured Maple is well known. The butterscotch color makes it a great choice for either stainless or dark frames.
    Enjoy the beauty!
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    That's an amazing wood! Please never stop doing your work (passion?), Sarge -- you're very gifted at it.

    It may seem silly, but your woodworking products are inspiring to others (like me). I look forward to placing my first order with you some day soon.

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    Yeah, I wouldn't call what I do "work". It's fun to get up every day and go out to do what I love to do anyway. I'm very lucky.
    Glad you like it Nekron.

    Today, I figured I'd post up some pics with stippling on them. Stippling is a texturing technique that while enhancing the grip, isn't as aggressive as checkering. It's much like the pattern on a golf ball, except the dimples are closer together. Where they run into each other, a point is formed. Stippling doesn't snag on clothing and the real reason that I like it is that it can easily be done in a pattern, so you can compliment the grips and give them a "flow" if you will.
    Enjoy the pics!
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    Beautiful stippling Sarge.
    Stippling looks great if it's done right. Iffen it isn't it looks terrible.
    Those are really super nice looking &...............BTW:

    I love these.
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    If you like those, then check these out QKShooter - Same block, but these have a distinct curly figure running through them. I thought they were beautiful! Also, this gives me a chance to ask a question - In this set you see a few pits that are natural in the wood. I left these unfilled as I felt it just showed them to be natural. On the whole, what do YOU guys prefer? Leave a few small pits like this or fill everything in totally? No wrong answer, just looking for honest opinions. Thanks!
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    As long as they are sealed up and obviously not too deep, I say leave the pits, they add character.
    eschew obfuscation

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    As long as they are sealed up and obviously not too deep, I say leave the pits, they add character.
    Yep...sealed pits are good.

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    I'm the guy that actually LIKES some natural "range markings" on leather so I'll bet you can guess what my answer is.

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    Well, thank you gentlemen, I do appreciate your input!
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    Todays set is a color stabilized Box Elder Burl done in blue. While personally, I vastly prefer the natural beauty of wood, I can definitely see why people like this also. Box Elder Burl is the preferred wood for things like this because of it's dramatic burl pattern and the woods varying hardness which will take the stabilizer in some areas and not in others. This results in the multiple levels of color that you see here, some darker, some lighter and closer to the woods original color. This set is obviously not bookmatched to give you an idea of different levels of penetration. Overall, BoX Elder Burl is a great choice for the intended end.
    Enjoy the pics!
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