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    Ed Brown? Dan Wesson?

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    I just sent pictures of mine to Old Lincoln my IT specialist to post. If I had the hawaiin shirt I could make an identical picture.

    I just finished the grips in the upcoming photo's about half an hour ago. Actually I might have to play with them a little bit more tomorrow, feel just a little bit thick.

    Someday I'll figure out how to post big pictures and I'll be able to run with the big boys. Course Old Lincoln does a pretty splendid job taking care of my computer weakness's.
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    Here's Bawanna's pics.









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    Ouch, I keep getting poked in the eye hear. Bawanna those grips make my britches stick out in front. I want a commander length 1911 SOOOO bad right now.
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    I am really enjoying the 1911 pics, gentleman. I have yet to step onto the slippery slope that is 1911 gun ownership. It's only money, right?

    Bawanna, those grips are superb!

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    Sadly I was out slimming them down a bit more this morning and got them where I wanted them. Decided to use rubber orings in addition to the neoprene backing I used, said to prevent cracking.
    Tightened the top grip screw and presto slama jama BIG STUPID CRACK. 6-8 hours down the comode. I'm gonna glue it back together, the neoprene at least kept it together perfectly so I can get a clean joint. I'll just keep these for myself. These were destined for JohnH but alas I ain't sending the boss 2nd class firewood.

    I think I'm pretty much done with this stablilized wood stuff. I've had cracks in real wood but this is 2 for 2 cracked with stablized. I even coated the outside with epoxy like a guy recommended and then sanded it down. No Love.

    Oh well out to the bench to do a glue repair job. Glad the gun wasn't loaded, might have been too much temptation.
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    Don't know if they still do this, but my old Hi-Power 22 has brass inserts for the screws. The screw heads don't taper but are the boxy looking things (I can't remember the name). They should work very well for your grips. I'll do a lookup but if someone else knows maybe they can chime in here.
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    Why look when a pic will do...

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    Yeah those are what I use on revolvers. Keeps the screw head from working its way into the wood. I need to order more, I'm about out. Would like to find some better ones than I have but only ones I can find.

    The bushing and screws on a 1911 actually work the same way kind of sorta.

    I just messed up and listened to somebody else rather than go with my own plan. The orings were just too much but I'm finding the wood just to delicate and fragile too.
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    I thought stabilized wood is more epoxy than wood. Reading up on it in case I mess with that spaulted maple. Trick is the pros use vacuum containers to suck out the air in the pores, then switch over to pressure to force epoxy into them.

    I saw some setups using large Mason Jars and auto brake bleeder pumps to suck the air out, but that's more than I want to do. One home made unit that would work well used the old painters unit with pressure pot that had a lid screwed down with wingnuts. They said you can do vacuum and pressure without opining the unit.

    Perhaps a call to one of the pro sellers would clear things up, cause lots of folks make grips from it and I suspect your wood just needs better stabilizing.
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