My new grips

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by chsparkman, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. chsparkman

    chsparkman New Member

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    I'm a a single action fan. Below is my eleventh one. The fit on the grips was the worst I've ever seen, so when I got it I knew I'd have to make new ones. These are made of bocote.

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  2. AndyRexia

    AndyRexia Member

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    Very nice. I like them. You made them yourself?
     

  3. chsparkman

    chsparkman New Member

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    Thanks. Yes I made them. I did a lot of research online and a few guys on the forums offered literature and suggestions. It is a tough job. It takes me half a day, not counting finishing.
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Very good job, look great.
    Lots of sanding, huh.


    I have never worked that wood, Bocote,
    where is it native to?



    Jim
     
  5. Nogoat

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    Look good....
     
  6. Blkhawk73

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    Wish I had the patience for that. LoL Tried a few years ago but just couldn't retain the patience for it. Gotta add medallions.
     
  7. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Love the wood grain and the fit looks very good. I need try making some grips. Give me something to do. They might end up to be small strange shaped ashtrays though.
    I am looking for grips for my Taurus 92 and the S&W 627. I like the gray with black designs and think it would look good on the blasted stainless S&W.
     
  8. chsparkman

    chsparkman New Member

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    On the Cook Woods website, they say it comes from southern Mexico. I bought it at my local Woodcraft.

    When I applied TruOil, it would not dry. After a day I soaked it in acetone for an hour and reapplied, then it would dry. Full of natural oils I guess.
     
  9. chsparkman

    chsparkman New Member

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    Thanks. Yes, I have medallions but haven't attempted that yet. On a future project perhaps.
     
  10. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Here's an (most likely dumb) idea. If you use that wood again, heat the grips a little to bring some oil to the surface, than 'rub vigorously' to make it stay there. Not at all sure that makes any sense.
     
  11. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Excellent job...

    Here are the only wood grips I ever made...Zebra Wood installed on a S&W Model 659...

    My wood working friend had all the tools in his workshop...I bought the blanks at a flea market...and he guided me through the process..

    ...a lot of work, and a lot of pride in the finished product:


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  12. chsparkman

    chsparkman New Member

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    Very nice. I considered zebra wood. I'll have to get some for a future project.
     
  13. KEYBEAR

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    Nice looking Grips .

    I need a set for a Single Action But no one makes any
    And no custom grip maker will ??
     
  14. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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  15. AndyRexia

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    Have you looked at www.chigsgrips.com ?
     
  16. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR New Member

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    I thanks for the Sites but they are not interested .

    The problem is I have a Magnum Research BFR Revolver .
    No one will make grips for this Revolver (I have ask)

    Magnum Research dose not have anything to sell or interested in helping the customer find anything .

    The BFR comes with big rubber grips that fit NO ONE .
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016