Wooden dowels & Epoxy?

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  1. sealine

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    Several months ago I was looking for a set of grips for my Model 66. After a couple months of looking....I was introduced to an older gentleman who lives in town.

    He told me he could make me a set of grips out of wooden dowels and epoxy. o_O And he said that he had a new design pattern that he was wanting to try.

    This particular set was cut on an angle which gives the dowels an oval look. I think he had previously cut them on a 90 degree angle that leaves the grips with a circular pattern. Anyways, thought someone might get a kick out of something different.
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  2. edslhead

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    Vary nice!!
     
  3. jbett98

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    That guy is good!
     
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    That's pretty sick!!!
     
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    Almost looks like snakeskin. He did a very nice job!
     
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    That's some nice work. I've made homemade "micarta" myself using epoxy and various materials. It's amazing what varieties of materials and what types of colors and patters you can get with this process. Cool stuff.
     
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  8. oknow

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    Sweet
     
  9. Velzey

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    Wow that's nice! May I ask what he charges for a set of grips like that?
     
  10. sealine

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    We never discussed the price. When he delivered them to me, I asked him, "how much do I owe? He said, "give me what they're worth to you."

    I figured the materials didn't cost that much, but I knew that he had several hours of work into them. I gave him $120 dollars that he seemed happy with and I was more than happy to have the grips.
     
  11. Velzey

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    I was thinking those are $200 grips!! Allot of time goes into something that unique!
     
  12. ogre

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    Interesting grips. How do they feel: slick, cold, heavy?

    I think they look very nice.
     
  13. sealine

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    The grip is neither slick, or grippy. I've only had them a few months and never had them in any weather that I would consider cold, so I can't comment on that area. Weight...never put them on a scale, but I can't tell a difference in weight between these and the Hogue grips they replaced.
     
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    IMHO those would be even more badder-arsed with finger grooves!
     
  15. sealine

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    He said he can do finger grooves as well. These were a copy of an older set of Pachmayr grips that I had.
     

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