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Old February 12th, 2016, 04:29 PM   #16
 
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Handsome looking grips.



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Old February 13th, 2016, 11:18 AM   #17
 
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So what was your choice of finish?
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Very nice! Maybe you need to post some instructions for the rest of us.
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These look great. I have made custom thin grips for my Beretta 92 and they fit my smaller hands very well. Takes a few tries to get great results but yours look great!
And you have the satisfaction of having made them yourself.
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Beautiful work...glad to see we that we still have some craftsmen in America.
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Beautiful work...glad to see we that we still have some craftsmen in America.
Great work on those grips.
I am a wood machinist by trade and working with wood in our spare time is very satisfying for us elderly gents. Cheers gunna.
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Looks nice, you do good work. Nothing like grips fashioned from fancy wood , done by yourself. Be proud.
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Old February 14th, 2016, 11:48 AM   #22
 
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Thanks very much everyone.
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Your first attempt looks very good, also.

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The grips look like a pro made them. #1 & #15 photos
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This one is made from bocote. Had to file the grip frame to make it flush with the upper.
Nice job on your grips. You don't say where you had to file the grip frame, but as a grip maker, I found out that all the Bisley grip frames are notorious for having one high spot on them that keeps a pair of grips with a nice flat back from seating all the way down on the frame.

You can see this high spot by the "X" in the picture. As I move that piece of tool steel towards the top of the frame it would always catch on the high spot. You either need to relieve the back of the grips to overcome it or just take a Dremel tool and grind a little off that high spot. I always resorted to grinding off the high spot from the frame since one doesn't see that spot when the grips are on the gun. Besides, a little cold blue touches up that spot nicely if you grind it off a blued frame.

A lot of the Bisley frames that were sent to me for grips were decked by Hamilton Bowen. That certainly makes fitting a pair of Bisley grips easier. You can see what a nice job he does in decking a frame in the bottom picture.

chsparkman, keep up the good work.



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Very nice. I'm going to try making my first grips in the next few weeks, any tips for a beginner?
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Nice looking grips. It takes some time to do a nice job like that. Good job
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This is the first one from back in September 2015. 41 Mag Bisley.
Very nice is that some kind of Maple on the Bisley ?
I have had some Ipae ( not sure of the spelling) from S. America it was in 5/4 x 5.5" stock used for decking it is very dense and is reddish in color my neighbor has been making knife handles very nice I think I might have a piece of beautiful burled walnut and several big burls off of wild cherry that I have not sliced yet , when I cut it and its quality is good would be happy to send you some and see what you do with it have some spalted maple has well .
Keep up the good work.
will try to post a picture of a very cool piece of hickory.
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You certainly don't need to buy any grips. Great job!
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