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Offline mike116

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Showing off
« on: April 04, 2018, 02:45:50 PM »
....  my new American Holly grips on my 1860 Thuer Conversion.     

   
 

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Re: Showing off
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 07:21:15 PM »
Dang! I'd show that off too!
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Re: Showing off
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 08:12:52 PM »
Hi Mike, that grip sure looks great! Did you make the grip yourself, or purchase it?

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Re: Showing off
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 08:18:20 PM »
Hi Richard,   Thanks.   I made the grip myself.

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Re: Showing off
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 03:12:49 AM »
Very nice! Very flashy

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Re: Showing off
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 07:01:58 AM »
Looks good - didnít know you did grip work
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Re: Showing off
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 06:26:12 PM »
I've been wanting to make a few sets myself.  Those look fantastic.

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Re: Showing off
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 06:54:57 PM »
Looks good - didnít know you did grip work

I've done a few Joel.   Sometimes I think about doing more but it would be tedious as a full time job.

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Re: Showing off
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 06:57:55 PM »
I'm not usually into the white grips but I like Ivory in some instances.   The knife handle is aged bone so I thought something to match would look good.  In a couple years we'll see how they look.

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Re: Showing off
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 03:22:55 PM »
That is good work Mike. If it ages well like the bone on the knife is going to do, it will be a perfect combo.

Was the American Holly hard to work? Did you hand scape the final in letting of the backstrap frame.

I would own and shoot one with with such grips for sure. They were not, nor do they all need to be oil finished walnut.


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Re: Showing off
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 03:37:14 PM »
Scooby,    The Holly was very easy to work with.   I've worked a lot of wood and I'd say the Holly is one of the more forgiving woods I've used for small work like grips.   It's just hard enough to work with but isn't tough enough to be frustrating.   

I worked to a line while sanding and checking every couple strokes.   I didn't want to have to re-blue the back strap.   If this were a Navy model with brass grip frame I would have scraped and polished the backstrap.   You can sand them to fit well but patience is required.  This set turned out good

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Re: Showing off
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2018, 07:59:26 PM »
Wow!!

Very nice sir!!

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Re: Showing off
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2018, 10:16:04 AM »
Fantastic work! Those white handles go great against that dark leather.

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Re: Showing off
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2018, 12:04:44 PM »
very nice looking set. I have been thinking of making a set of American Holly grips, but just can't seem to find the right combination of thickness and width. Too expensive to throw 1/3 of it away!

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Re: Showing off
« Reply #14 on: Today at 03:43:35 AM »
....  my new American Holly grips on my 1860 Thuer Conversion.     
Nice contrast and workmanship for a blue revolver.  I wish my Thuer had light color grips. (Ivory).............Jim