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    Gun Grips - cnc update!

    Got some shop time in tonight and started new grips for my Phoenix HP22. I started with a 1/2" thick piece of tiger maple. I used a spiral bit to carve out the recesses on each side, cleaned them up with some carving chisels, and then sliced it down the middle to book match them. Did some shaping to them before calling it a night.

    Finished Grips:


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    Last edited by Darren Wright; 05-09-2013 at 03:10 PM.
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    looks like a good start...
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    What he said...

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    what they said
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    Redundant copy of what they said.

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    Darren:

    Not being a gun guy, how do you attach the new grips to the gun's frame?

    I don't see any fasteners visible in pic #4.

    Looks good

    Jim

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    Thanks all...more to come. I'm hoping the rays in the maple will pop well, if not I may need to find some burl. I my found inspiration from this site (http://wickedgrips.com/gallery1/?lev...=2&plog_page=1).

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mattheiss View Post
    Darren:

    Not being a gun guy, how do you attach the new grips to the gun's frame?

    I don't see any fasteners visible in pic #4.
    Jim, They are kinda hard to see, but there is two screws on each side that attach the grips.
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mattheiss View Post
    Darren:

    Not being a gun guy, how do you attach the new grips to the gun's frame?

    I don't see any fasteners visible in pic #4.

    Looks good

    Jim
    Probably just can't see them with the black on black in the pic. Two screws.
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    Darren, I'm wondering about the durability of maple for gun grips. Before you proceed, if you would like, send them to me and I'll stabilize for you. Gratis. If you decide to go with burl, stabilizing will be an absolute must. FWIW, the most stresses a grip experiences is when the screws are snugged down. A friend had a real ivory grip cracked by a gunsmith (I got my doubts about that title) when he screwed down too hard. Thin burl will crack if you look at it crosseyed.
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    Got some time to do some final shaping, sanding, and the first coat on. I'm using Lin-speed for the finish, which Vaughn and Frank both recommended.

    I may do a second set out of some lacewood that I have left from my dad's trout knife project I did a while back for a darker set.
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    Darren

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