Homemade amateur 1911 grips

Discussion in 'Ruger Firearms Accessories' started by phideaux, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My first attempt at grips, what is your opinion? They are all high gloss.
    My skin is very thick so...

    Black Walnut
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    Burled Cherry
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    Osage Orange with a .45 ACP headcase imbedded.
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  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Black Walnut/Black Locust laminate
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    Cherry
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    Chestnut
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  3. scottl

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    They look good.Got any close ups of the one's with the casing?
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    White Walnut (Butternut)
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    Chestnut-I call them Blood black- pictures dont show cranberry color or detail.
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    Thanks for any input guys.
    I want to make one more set that is snakeskin in design.Then who knows...:)

    Jim
     
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  5. Blaze

    Blaze New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Jim I want the white walnut with some silver colt medallions, they be me ..


    For first go at it. There really really good. There all nice hard to choose which one I like most
     
  6. buster40c

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    Very nice and I suppose you could have a lucrative special niche business. Gunners like to personalize their guns.
    I liked the black walnut/locust and the orange with casing.
     
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  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks Buster,

    Ive been woodworking for many years, and this was just an experiment.
    May be a long time before I make any more.

    It was fun.


    Jim
     
  8. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    Great looking work........nice....
     
  9. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz In the army now..

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    Very nice work Jim!
     
  10. paulruger

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    Very nice.....................do you take orders?
     
  11. TxLobo

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    In the world before 9/11, I was buying medallions from Galls with the State of Texas seal. Red and Blue. These are the seals that are located in the center of badges.

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    These are the last three that I have.. I used to inset them into grips. I had 100 (50/50) so I did quite a few..

    Lost a blue one somewhere or someone just wanted a blue on one grip.

    your grips look great..
     
  12. EasyCZ

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    Very nice. I really like the ones with the scroll marks and the medallion pair. Very cool.
     
  13. Joew

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    Jim,

    Very nice. I really like the ones with the scroll work and the Cherry black. The cherry black would look good on a stainless steel 1911, IMHO
     
  14. lefty60

    lefty60 New Member

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    Beautiful wood, very nice workmanship :D
     
  15. firemanjm

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    Congrats

    Nice work - good fit! Congrats on a great job!
     
  16. DoubleR

    DoubleR Active Member

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    I would beg you on hands and knees to make me such nice grips!!!! Well done! Very nice!
    I'm looking around for some to modify somehow to put our brand on. I miss having my brand on my carry weapon. Weird I know. Lol! Hardest part is finding them with as nice a wood as you got! Absolutely gorgeous!
     
  17. Tommycourt

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    Jim,
    I know it's a hobby and I can understand you not having the desire to do much more. I feel the same way about my old cars. I have done them for so many years, and continue to help others on old cars and hot rods but the desire isn't like it was. Now it's work. Should you decide to make a few for sale I think you could make some money. With me it's not the money, it's helping people so usually when they ask me how much I want, I tell them they owe me a chocolate malt. BUT with your talent you could come up with quite a little extra money for more toys. Make a half dozen sets and see how they sell. I also understand the time and devotion you put into something like that and without the desire, then it becomes work. We are past the working stage. Any, just my humble thoughts. You do a great job!!!
    Tommy
     
  18. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks yall,

    I dont do much anymore in the shop ,

    I got 3 guns , I want to make grips for, I just cant get motivated..:)

    Since I cut those digits off my right (dominant) hand, everything takes too long , and is bassackwards.

    But I would like to see RRs brand picture.

    Tommy, you pretty much nailed it... without the passion...it is work.

    I might do a set for my new to me , MarkII.:rolleyes: sometime.:)


    Jim
     
  19. threetango

    threetango Special Dance Instructor

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    Of the ones shown I prefer the grips very first pic.:tiphat:
     
  20. Nogoat

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    Beautiful job on those grips