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    Found a link at the 1911 fourm on how to make 1911 grips useing fiberglass resin and cloth.I went to WalMart on Friday and bought what I needed.On Saturday I made my 2.5"x10.5" blank.It was 5/16 to 3/8 thick when I pulled it
    from between the boards.I used 5 layers of blue denimon the bottom,5 layers of red t-shirt in the middle,and 5 more blue denim on top.Sunday I used my 4"side grinder with a 5"cutoff blade to cut out my rough shapes.Used my bench grinder,my Dremel tool,and sandpaper to finish the grips.Nobody can make just one set.My new temperary hobby.

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    RB those are some good lookin' grips you made!
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    Hey bud, those are bad A$$! Great work!
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    Hello railbuggy,
    Very cool grips !!! A terriffic method of making laminations.

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    Very cool!
    Hey Railbuggy can you use any kind of material to make these?

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    No one wants to give the knowledge of how to make these.I have looked all over the net
    for more info.I beleive organic fabric will work the best as it will hold colors better.Plastic or what we called polyester back in the 70s might work,but i have not been there yet.
    We need to explore this hobby more as no one can eat just one. I am thinking to use a bath
    towel on my next blank to get a deep color with thick cloth.Hell,maybe I can sell some for beer money.I can,t work a regular job becouse the cigerettes messed up my lungs.But I can do this chit.May the Lord send Obama back to Hell.
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    I like that
    How much you want for a set for a 1911 with ambi safety?

    Oh and if you don't know it (I didn't read the other thread) but to keep them from sticking to whatever you clamp them in, use wax paper.
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    Great work RB !!

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    Hello railbuggy,
    Polyester (Dacron) fabric doesn't bond with polyester or epoxy resine. In aircraft composite work the polyester fabric is used as a "peal ply" material. A strip of polyester Dacron) fasbric is lamnated onto a layup and removed when cured. That process results in a rough, toothed surface to aid later laminations.

    To bond polyester (Dacron) fabric I have used Super Glue (CA adhesive). It does create a hard but brittle composition.

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    Last edited by Viper Dude; 02-15-2011 at 08:47 AM. Reason: correct spelling..

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    Nice work Railbuggy! Similar to " linen micarta" used for knife scales/ handles.
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