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Offline BOOMSTICK BRUCE

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Re: New guy on the block
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2017, 07:21:09 PM »
ohhh... i might have been too heavy to start with... i let them sit out in the sun today and they seem to have hardened up much more but they still smell like they are trying to cure more...
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Re: New guy on the block
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2017, 10:54:39 PM »
I would vote for the walnut.  And, wow, you sure do a nice job building grips.  I just finished making a set for my 50 year old Bison .22lr Colt replica.  It is German made and parts are interchangable with the Colt .22lr six gun of the same vintage.   I appreciate the work it take to build grips.

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Re: New guy on the block
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2017, 06:59:16 PM »
Thanks, I am a self-taught kind of a guy, still learning. It's kind of fun to turn a scrap piece of wood into something functional. The walnut is from trees cut on my place and air dried for 10-12 years.

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« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2017, 08:10:32 PM »
im still voting for the maple... especially now that they are on my gun...lol...
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Re: New guy on the block
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2017, 12:37:46 PM »
BB, here is a picture of a set of grips I made for one of my guns last year. They are from the same cut-off piece of curly maple I made yours from. These are stained with my home-made walnut stain with 5-6 coats of TruOil. You should end up with an almost 3-D or hologram look to the grain of the wood.

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Re: New guy on the block
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2017, 05:53:35 PM »
Those are sure purdy !!!
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