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Offline rkwhyte2

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Re: Custom Wood Grips??
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2019, 05:10:22 PM »
To each their own but why would you want them smooth?

So I can send them to be engraved.

This makes perfect sense good luck in your quest.

Offline Sumdumguy

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Re: Custom Wood Grips??
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2019, 08:13:54 PM »
Thanks for the kind words.

I have still not found a maker yet :( I did go ahead and buy a couple slabs of nice curly Koa, now if I could only find an artisan to transform them...

On top of that, the engraver I wanted to use doesn't make Rami grips and won't carve something they didn't make...

Frack!

Offline Sumdumguy

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Re: Custom Wood Grips??
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2019, 06:09:22 AM »
Good news!

I have a set of grips on the way from Marschal!

It's all coming together, now to find an engraver.

Offline Psyop96

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Custom Wood Grips??
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2019, 06:27:19 AM »
Good for you! What type of wood did you choose? He does very nice work. Hopefully, the plain grips won’t take as long as to get to you as checkered and logo ones. My last set for the CZ 75 took nearly four months in the summer of 2018. These are zebra wood done with a red finish that happened to be ready for shipping.
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Offline Sumdumguy

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Re: Custom Wood Grips??
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2019, 06:35:19 AM »
Nice looking grips! I love the shape he uses.

I ended up getting Sapele, smooth and flat with red lacquer.

I'm going to see about sending him some wood in the future for another set. I have this bookmatched curly Koa sitting here waiting to be beautified. Depending on what kind of engraving work he can do, he may be the engraver aswell.

Offline Psyop96

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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2019, 07:55:43 AM »
Marschal... Sapele on the SMC and Padauk on the Mark II. Both are oil finished. I don’t know about the Hungarian postal system but customs can be a PITA in some of these countries with sending parcels. Good luck with your projects.

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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2019, 08:04:41 AM »
Oh my, that padauk looks great! I waffled over that and Sapele.

I may have chose wrong lol.

How often do you oil them?


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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2019, 08:13:44 AM »
Since I can be away for a few months at a time, they don’t get oiled often but that hasn’t seem to be an issue. The Padauk’s redness has since toned down over time into a brownish red.


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Offline Sumdumguy

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Re: Custom Wood Grips??
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2019, 09:02:44 AM »
Okay, they sure are nice. I can't wait for mine to come.

Offline dbarn

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« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2019, 02:54:12 PM »
Desert Ironwood would be nice if someone made them at a reasonable price.

Offline SteveR2013

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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2019, 10:28:51 PM »
A pity that Brian Glas is no longer making grips. He made me a set from Desert Ironwood for my RAMI BD. I suggest that you search some of the older posts for images. https://web.archive.org/web/20151116172400/http://gripsbyglas.com/images/48-Ironwood.jpg

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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2019, 08:27:05 AM »
A pity that Brian Glas is no longer making grips. He made me a set from Desert Ironwood for my RAMI BD. I suggest that you search some of the older posts for images. https://web.archive.org/web/20151116172400/http://gripsbyglas.com/images/48-Ironwood.jpg

Nice! I've looked at/Googled older post and images and it seems anyone that made them is no longer doing it.

Offline Sumdumguy

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Re: Custom Wood Grips??
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2019, 04:12:11 PM »
A pity that Brian Glas is no longer making grips. He made me a set from Desert Ironwood for my RAMI BD. I suggest that you search some of the older posts for images. https://web.archive.org/web/20151116172400/http://gripsbyglas.com/images/48-Ironwood.jpg

Yep, unfortunately that's the problem with most of the makers.

Making it harder for me to get rid of my money...

Anyone know a good engraver in the states?

Offline mecenas

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Re: Custom Wood Grips??
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2019, 06:39:34 PM »
For those of you that have not tried any of these after market grips, please remember that any wood grips (except for Hakan's and only if you ask for it) will add to the width of the frame, which is already wide. Grips from Dennis Marschal are gorgeous, but add substantial width and so do the wood grips from Gripsforyou.net.

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Re: Custom Wood Grips??
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2019, 08:49:54 PM »
I know no one asked me, but I prefer rubber grips.