Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 6

Borrowed measurement box and had to cut about 7mm to fit the box.

OK

Length and height are OK now... Next step - width... about 2mm above the allowed 50mm. Sandpaper work.

Covering of hand-contact surfaces with paint tape before lacquering.

Clear lacquer.

The hand-contact surfaces are impregnated with linseed oil.




Blue - pistol frame.
Red - original grip.
Green - my new wooden grip.

Last week I ordered Dembart checkering tools from USA to finish my grip.


See also:
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 1
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 2
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 3
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 4
Hämmerli SP20 Wooden Grip - Part 5

6 comments:

  1. Wonderfull piece of wood(I love the colorlines) & work! Ashame it's such an ugly gun :-D.
    Very curious about the checkering work.

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    1. I am curious too. Hopefully my parcel arrives someday from USA.

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  2. I agree with Gert - beautiful grip! I know that soon You will go to Austrian army. OK, this pistol have calibr 7,62, and I think that now You are really ready go to army and will wrestling at place in military shooting team. Good luck!

    Petriv.

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    1. Dear Oleksandr,

      Thanks!

      My congratulations to your CISM world champion title 2012.

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  3. Anonymous5/1/13 18:01

    I am looking forward to seeing your work with the checkering tools. It is not easy to do a good job on the curved surfaces of these kinds of grips. That is why so many just stipple them. It will be slow and you will need a deft and light touch. I have always thought of doing it, never seem to have the time to learn the process again. I suggest you practice on the old grip, or maybe an old block of wood from a TOZ-35. This one is too fine to risk on a first attempt.

    Larry Lohkamp - Florida USA

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    1. Hello!
      Thanks.
      I got my tools. I trained about 2 minutes with wooden blank (plain surfaces) and after that started to work with the grip. I did two or three mistakes at the beginning but I could fix them. Looks not so bad. I will publish photos soon.

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