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#1 User is offline   Locknpump 

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 07:40 PM

I think it would be awesome to have a wooden pump handle, the unique style and feel of it would be awesome especially if it was durable, so what type of hardwood should I be looking at? and if you have a design in mind feel free to throw it up and i will consider it.

p.s. I have the tools to make it

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 08:57 PM

View PostLocknpump, on 23 January 2011 - 07:40 PM, said:

I think it would be awesome to have a wooden pump handle, the unique style and feel of it would be awesome especially if it was durable, so what type of hardwood should I be looking at? and if you have a design in mind feel free to throw it up and i will consider it.

p.s. I have the tools to make it


I did a thread like this a while back for making grips (still in progress -_-)... I was considering getting more of the black ebony to do a pump handle but it was like $60 for a block of it and I am a jobless student.

Anyways... you could try this site. I got a set of scales from them, as well as the ebony (different site).

http://woodstabilize...-handle-blocks/

They also have natural woods. During my searching, I found a lot of grip makers used Cocobolo, so I assume it's a pretty solid wood.

You would also want to look into what kind of finish you need to keep sweat, water, etc. from expanding the wood and wrecking it. I plan on using either straight tung oil (duller) or some polymerised tung oil (glossier, but penetrates the wood better).

Good luck!
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:04 PM

I say go for it!

I would spend the money and get a nice wood though. Red wood with a light/clear stain on it looks great. Do your homework, cause there is nothing like finishing a wood project and punting on the last stain coat and seeing the grain pop out.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:12 PM

Here's the ones I got eventually - will probably use the Maple on my Tac One simply because it was difficult to find something that didn't look awful with the Green/Black Acid Phantom.

Ceylon Ebony (from India or Sri Lanka):

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Smokey (dye) Maple Burl (acrylic stabilised):

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The Phantom (rubber grips, atm):

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:31 PM

Good to know you have good taste.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:06 PM

Haha thanks - made it harder being partially colourblind :P
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:24 PM

My grandfather is very knowledgable about different woods, so I will go with the strongest hard wood I can get my hands on. My only concern is how the pump rod will attach securely.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:17 AM

View PostLocknpump, on 24 January 2011 - 06:24 PM, said:

My grandfather is very knowledgable about different woods, so I will go with the strongest hard wood I can get my hands on. My only concern is how the pump rod will attach securely.

Tyr looking into a heli-coil or other type of insert to create the metal threads used on your existing pump handle.

Something like this THread inserts.

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