Post by s0therngunner on Sept 1, 2010 13:42:08 GMT -5
My friends wife said he could not hang the rack in the new house so he asked me if I wanted them. I told him if I took them I would probably cut them up for grips and that actually made him happy because he knows somebody will get some use from them. The first set is on my 44 Flattop and the second set is on my 45 colt Montado(I ran out of grip screws is why they are not done) Let me know what you think.
Well done, sir! Very sharp lookin' and an excellent fit! I especially like the little bit of bark peeking up from the bottom of the second set (right panel). How difficult was the material to work?
"I am finished doing what I swore an oath to God 28 years ago to never do again. I've created, "something that kills people." And in that purpose, I was a success. I've done this because, philosophically, I am sympathetic to your aim. I can tell you with no ego, this is my finest sword. If on your journey, you should encounter God, God will be cut." - Hattori Hanzo
Post by s0therngunner on Sept 1, 2010 22:59:51 GMT -5
Thanks for the replies, actually the antler is very dense with little or no pith in the center like elk antler has. The material is good to work with because it is so stable and it is easy to polish if done with care. I have no idea how many sets of grips may be left in the first half of the set but I would guess there would be several . I plan on making a pair for my Flattop Bisley and I also have a new 44 vaquero sheriffs model in layaway at my local peddlers shop.That leaves at least one complete antler side for who knows what? I wil be stocking up on screws and escutcheons
Post by s0therngunner on Sept 3, 2010 9:09:46 GMT -5
Sorry steve.b but if I need to I am willing to take the blame. But in all fairness it was seeing "CLC"s grips and "Private"s custom grip that inspired me to try my hand at it. It was all because of this durn website. I love it