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Pistol grip carving / forming process.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bill Sergent, Nov 21, 2011.

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  1. Bill Sergent

    Bill Sergent Member

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    What is the carving /forming process of the rough textured area shown on the pistol grips in the following photos ? Do you know if the process is done by hand or is it machine carved?

    Thank you for your help ,

    Bill Sergent
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  2. krieghoff80

    krieghoff80 Member

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    You use a pointed tool, like a nail, and tap with a small hammer many times......this by hand.....
    Mass production????? Probably by pressing a die ......
     
  3. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Make a prototype by hand. Then use a duplicator with milling cutters to make copies.
     
  4. Don Rackley

    Don Rackley Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    You can use bondo to make the prototype and them have it duplicated.

    To get a really accurate hand/palm impression, use bondo. Built up the bondo and while it is not set, cover with wax paper and grip it. You will feel the warmth as the bondo sets. Remove the wax paper, do some light wrasp work and you will be amazed at what you have.

    You can later add the additional protrusions.
     
  5. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

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    If you are talking about the texture itself that is called stippling. It is traditionally done by hand with a punch like tool and is very time consuming. I'm sure in this day and age of computerized everything there is an automated way the big companies use.
     
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