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hammerforged

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I have been tasked with making a set of custom grips for a .45.  I have never done anything like this before and I do not have the weapon here to use for fit - only a set of spare grips from the weapon to use as reference.  I have finished the right side and have pictured it here.  The left side is close.  I would really appreciate some constructive criticism here, these are being made from some of that 100+ year old Tiger Maple I salvaged when they tore down the Pacolet Textile Mill here in Pacolet, SC.

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Looks great Ross.  Think doing any checkering or design in the wood would take away, like it as it is.  

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Thanks William - I thought about checkering but the customer does not want any.  The wood has been stabilized so they should hold up pretty well despite Maple being a fairly soft wood.

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I really like the looks of the wood.  Incredible!  Definitely think no checkering or design is the way to go.  It's got to be tough not having the weapon to check for fit and overall look, but I believe you've got it.  Would like to see a picture of weapon with finished grips if possible.

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1 hour ago, elkoholic said:

Would like to see a picture of weapon with finished grips if possible.

Had the same thoughts.  

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Ross... I'm afraid all I got is IT LOOKS AWESOME! Almost as cool as that knife you made me for Christmas but then again... I'm biased.

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On 3/20/2019 at 5:11 AM, hammerforged said:

Both sides done - off to the client tomorrow.  will post pics of weapon with them in place as soon as I have some.

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I love the way the wood looks. :)

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