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Need help choosing which wood .45 grip looks best On my Green/Black Acid Wash VSC Phantom Rate Topic: -----

Poll: Wood Grips (11 member(s) have cast votes)

Which looks best on my Green/Black VSC Phantom?

  1. Buckeye Burl (1 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  2. Desert Ironwood Burl (3 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  3. Spalted Maple (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Maple Burl (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Camphor Burl (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Koa (3 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  7. Gabon Ebony (4 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  8. Other (please specify, preferably with picture) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#31 User is offline   Krazy8 

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:40 AM

You do know about filling the grain to make your work last longer I hope.

There is a good reason I have not made my own grips...to much work and I am old enough now to admit that I am lazy!
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:48 AM

I plan on finishing with Tung Oil (probably polymerised, it penetrates more deeply) - it will take 4-5 layers, I think, to get a solid finish.

I am not sure I'd need to fill anything after that.

As for the Maple, it's been acrylic stabilised - so you could soak it, leave it on a desk, and the water would drain out overnight (rather than warping the wood).
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:05 PM

What if you don't have a desk? :P
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:42 PM

Filling the grain is a techique used in the finishing of wood stocks on rifles.

Typically is a simple matter of multi-stage wet sanding the final sanded stock with tounge oil and 600 to 1000 grit sand paper to create a near solid finished surface that sheds water prior to it evef reaching the wood grain to cause a problem.

Good thing to do....but if your material is as good as I think...it really will not be a need step.
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