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Noeland
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:15 am    Post subject: Custom snubby grips (wood) Reply with quote

Well, it's sunday morning. I spent most of yesterday working on my next custom blaster: The grips anyhow:

I started with some blocks of molding from home depot, I liked the grain, and they were ultra cheap:



After about 4 hours of dremel work, I got to here:





Then, this morning I sat down and started sanding my ass off, until I got 'em where I wanted 'em (well, almost):









I'm driving up to Michigan on Wednesday (10 hours across 3 states! all my lonesome) and I want to have this sucker done by the time I gotta leave.



This is my first time creating wood grips, but it won't be my last. Using the coping saw to cut away the big chunks was the hardest part of the project, otherwise it's been time consuming but very easy. Mostly dremel work shaping the wood block down to where I wanted it.

The tricky part was not cutting my own fingers with the dremel while I was shaping it. Razz

More pictures soon!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to see them when they are done. I am so surprised that more people have not done this. I have only seen one built up ever (a PKD 1) that had real wood grips. Great work Noeland.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Andy, I knew you'd like it. We share an appreciation of variant blasters.

I've been wanting to try making custom grips for years now, and I'm happy to finally have done this. Now I just need to do some for a full size blaster! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Noeland.You going to stain them dark or leave them natural?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow! Those look great. Very nice grain in those.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I applied several coats of clear acrylic last night, and they are looking great so far, though one grip has a small black dusty hair imbeded in the clear coat, I think I can extract it with no real damage.

pics to follow tonight or tomorrow night.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those look great Noeland. Are you going to add in an inset medallion on the grip like a S&W might have? I've always wanted to do a set like on this Ruger:



Its basically a wrap around rubber grip with wood panel insets.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some nice examples on ebay now....This one is cocobola wood I love it...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christ Noeland, you are making me feel real lazy!!! They look awesome
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My plan worked!!!! ahahahahaha!

Wink

After I get back to Atlanta in the first week of december I'm planning to complete the whole blaster! So, there is your deadline!

For whatever reason I may be making you feel lazy anyhow. Get it done!!


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