Ironwood 1911 grip set....calling Murphy-

by Gunner ⌂ @, St Louis, Sunday, September 16, 2018, 18:19 (29 days ago)

Finally tried making a set of 1911 grip panels.....couldn't get motivated to grind a heat treated blade so I grabbed a set of Desert Ironwood scales and started cutting, shaping and sanding...

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Not too bad for my first attempt, lost track of keeping the tops some what even, too focused on fitting the left panel under the plunger tube so they are a little different shaped. Sanded to 600 grit and buffed out, I used my 5" Baer for test fitting and cut the panels a little wider than normal and flat bottomed them as well, personally I prefer the Baer style grip panels, so that is kinda what I made them to look like.


Murphy you have been after me to make a set so here you go, $60 shipped as is, if you want them, if not no biggie, they will go to the first "I'll take them" posted here.

Gunner

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Let's do it......

by Murphy @, Sunday, September 16, 2018, 19:51 (29 days ago) @ Gunner

Look great.

Shoot me an email at marc_murphy50 at yahoo dawt com. I'll get payment on the way in the next couple days.

Murphy

Let's do it......

by Gunner ⌂ @, St Louis, Sunday, September 16, 2018, 22:08 (29 days ago) @ Murphy

email inbound.

Gunner

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Look nice Gunner

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Monday, September 17, 2018, 09:35 (28 days ago) @ Gunner

Pretty grain in those.

Ironwood 1911 grip set....calling Murphy-

by Catoosa, Monday, September 17, 2018, 09:43 (28 days ago) @ Gunner

Gunner those are beautiful grips. Love the look of that Desert Ironwood.

Is it difficult to work?

Ironwood......

by Gunner ⌂ @, St Louis, Monday, September 17, 2018, 18:53 (28 days ago) @ Catoosa

Not too bad, it is very hard wood, you have to have a sharp band saw blade to cut it and new sanding belts to shape it and they don't last long, used up 2 new belts and half the life of 2 more belts just doing this grip panel set.

The trade off with Desert Ironwood is yes it eats belts but I don't have to spend money having it stabilized like most woods need, DI is naturally very stable so no process needs to be preformed on it, Ironwood has a slight natural oil in it that helps. Also I don't need a bunch of oils for finishing either....all I do is sand, clean, buff with rouge and then a few light passes on clean buffing wheel and it is done.


Gunner

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Ironwood......

by Catoosa, Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 21:26 (27 days ago) @ Gunner

Mmmmm... No wonder it makes great grips and knife scales. Thanks, Gunner.

Ironwood 1911 grip set....Nice!

by Rob Leahy ⌂ @, Prescott, Arizona, Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12:38 (16 days ago) @ Gunner

Keep working on it!

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