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Old December 22nd, 2016, 07:51 AM   #1
 
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SP101 Grip panels

Just wondering what everyone thinks of the grip panels I had made. I was going to have my Chiggs engraved but the guy who's doing the engraving brought up making my own out of stainless. They are just rough cut but will be shaped soon.
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 09:19 AM   #2
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Neat so far. I would like to see the finished product.
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Thanks, I will update when I have them shaped.
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Good luck. They aren't that difficult to make. Here is mine made out of elk antler.

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That's a really cool idea. SS inserts that you can get something engraved on.

How hard was it to make those inserts?
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Good luck. They aren't that difficult to make. Here is mine made out of elk antler.

Those elk antler grips are awesome! Did it take a while to get them to fit right?
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That's a really cool idea. SS inserts that you can get something engraved on.

How hard was it to make those inserts?
Thanks! I cheated a bit. I sent the original grips to a friend who works at a machine shop. He was able to water jet them out. So to answer your question not hard at all.
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Good luck. They aren't that difficult to make. Here is mine made out of elk antler.

Wow I like the Elk Antler grip inserts, I have some Elk Antlers out in my garage. I would like to make some inserts for my SP101 & GP100 grips. Where did you get the grip screws and the threaded inserts for the other side of the grip. I have seen some fine thread machine screw & possibly a threaded inserts at ACE Hardware. I am guessing the grip panels would need to be cut into thin enough panels to make the grip inserts. Hey thanks Thunderstick!!!
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Well its been a long time but i finally got everything to my engraver! This is just a rough finish/shape. Ill make sure to post back with finished and then the engraved steps.
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My GP100 and SP101 with Chigs Grips' canary wood inserts.
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Srben love those panels! They look amazing!

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Here is the last picture I'll get before the grips are done. Pretty excited to see the finished project!
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Wow I like the Elk Antler grip inserts, I have some Elk Antlers out in my garage. I would like to make some inserts for my SP101 & GP100 grips. Where did you get the grip screws and the threaded inserts for the other side of the grip. I have seen some fine thread machine screw & possibly a threaded inserts at ACE Hardware. I am guessing the grip panels would need to be cut into thin enough panels to make the grip inserts. Hey thanks Thunderstick!!!
Sorry for the delay in responding. It was easy to fit since the grips are rubber and will give if the insert is oversized. My dad is a retired machinist and made the necessary hardware to attach the grips.

Interesting story on the antlers. We found them about 40 years ago abandoned at a camp site. My dad made many products over the years using it including many knives and canes/walking sticks. We were together when we found them and the last project we made were these inserts with the last pieces
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Thanks, tstring. I just bought some Mothers polish to get a good shine on it.
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Sorry for the delay in responding. It was easy to fit since the grips are rubber and will give if the insert is oversized. My dad is a retired machinist and made the necessary hardware to attach the grips.

Interesting story on the antlers. We found them about 40 years ago abandoned at a camp site. My dad made many products over the years using it including many knives and canes/walking sticks. We were together when we found them and the last project we made were these inserts with the last pieces
That's a really cool story.
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