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Custom Made & Carved Faux Ivory Pistol Grip for PT 92

 

Custom Made & Carved Faux Ivory Pistol Grip for PT 92

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Thanks Chip…

With the demand for a substitute for Ivory and with the advancement of technology, the market today offers wonderful substitutes that closely mimic ivory (i.e. Vegetable Ivory, Micarta, Bonded Ivory, and Corian).

Ivory: due to the decline in the population of those animals that produce ivory (dentin: a tissue similar to bone), the importation and the sale of ivory in many countries is banned or severely restricted. Pre – banned ivory may be obtained, accompanied by correct documentation, albeit, costly.

Vegetable Ivory:  the hard white endosperm of the seeds of certain palm trees; usually used for ornamental purposes (i.e. buttons, etc.)

Micarta: brand name for high pressure laminates with a wide variety of resins and fillers; composites of linen, canvas, paper, fiberglass etc.

Bonded Ivory: an epoxy filled with natural materials and was developed as an economical, durable substitute for ivory.

Corian: brand name created by Du Pont; composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate (ATH), and is also an economical, durable substitute for ivory.

 

Having an unused 1/4″ piece of Corian from another project, I custom made grips to fit a PT 92. 

Following the art work, depicting a dragon on one side and its tail encircling a sword on the other side, I proceeded to carve.

The carving process was relatively comfortable. Undertaking the finish, I used a combination of stains and oils to simulate slightly aged ivory. 

 

Peruse the photo gallery to see the work in progress….


 


 

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Custom Carving of PT-92 Pistol Grip.

Custom Carving of PT-92 Pistol Grip.

 




 

On this Veteran’s Day, 11/11/11, it is my pleasure to mention the custom design and carving of a PT-92 Pistol Grip/ Taurus, commissioned by a Sergeant in the United States Army.

The Sgt. wanted the design to display a ‘dragon skin pattern’ combined with scrolls.

I designed 2 patterns; the first was based on organic skin (with the look of a live dragon moving into a scroll that would appear to be an extension of the creature’s tail); the second pattern was based on an non-organic look, similar to ancient armor and classic scrolls.

Deciding on the second option, the Sgt. ordered custom blank rosewood grips and forwarded them to me to fulfill his request.

 


 

 


 

In appreciation to our Military Personnel and Law Enforcement, Carving Dreams in Wood extends a special discount.

 

 

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Custom Gunstock Carving & Engraving

Custom Gunstock Carving & Engraving


For all you cowboy action shooters, cowgirl sharp shooters, and those who love the sport of riflery, Uri

has got himself a replica of an 1866 Yellow Boy by Uberti,  a gun of the Old West.

While he offers Gunstock carving and receiver engraving of Wild life, African Big Game, Hunting, Classic

Scrolls, Commorative Events, Military (past & present) and more; this project will be of the American

West.

WowWee! Just look at that engraved ‘Sitting Bull’ 

on the butt plate of the rifle (still being refined)…

Uri promised h’ell be carving and engraving much

more on this YellowBoy.

 

Whether long barrel, short barrel, double barrel;

whether preferences for deep relief / semi relief carving

and / or engraving on receivers, barrels and metal parts; keep in touch and your sharp focus on the

coming progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pistol Grip Carving of PT-92 AF Taurus

Pistol Grip Carving of PT-92 AF Taurus

 




With the purchase of a new Articulating Trinocular Stereo Microscope in 2009, and having been pleased with the results of the Pistol Grip Carving of the P-228 Sig Sauer (re: previous post) as well as other wood carving and engraving projects, I decided to revisit my PT-92 AF Taurus Pistol Grip Carving. (see more Gunstock and Pistol Grip carvings).

This microscope gave for optimum magnification and clarity (with a variety of options terrific for fine details for wood carving and engraving) enabling me to refresh the Taurus Pistol Grip Carving. I first stripped the entire finish giving me a new canvas; thus making it possible to refine the original details of the carving. It also afforded me the opportunity to refinish the Pistol Grip and take new photos.


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