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Rebuilding a grip

Postby Chameleon » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:37 am

I want to beef up a wooden grip - what would be the best way to do that? Should I get some wood putty or something and build it out and then sand it down? I'm pretty clueless when it comes to wokring with this kind of stuff, but I want to experiment with making a grip that feels just right...
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Re: Rebuilding a grip

Postby Feral Donkey » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:40 am

Where's Hank? Oh, yeah, he's at the boobie bar. I think Hank uses Bondo sometimes. I don't see why wood filler epoxy wouldn't work, especialy if mixed with some sawdust
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Re: Rebuilding a grip

Postby Hank » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:02 am

Bondo can work, but I heard that plumber's 2 part epoxy that comes in a tube is real nice to work with. Bondo takes stain real well :)
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Re: Rebuilding a grip

Postby james wrenn » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:54 pm

I used the two part epoxy putty like they sell at most hardware stores to build a grip for my 21st Century.It worked great and after it was covered with leather no one is the wiser. :)
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Re: Rebuilding a grip

Postby mike robin » Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:12 am

either will work ------but the bondo is way easier to tool .you can mix in extra hardener and do some of the tooling in minutes--its also easier to undo
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Re: Rebuilding a grip

Postby Cutty » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:54 am

If you don't really want to change the shape, just go a little thicker, you can use a thicker grade of leather for a grip too. I've used quiver leather for grips if I find them a bit too narrow and not only did it work, it takes away a little handshock, without feeling too squishy, or losing some control.
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Re: Rebuilding a grip

Postby Cutty » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:55 am

Another way to do essentially the same thing is to build a grip out of overlapping strips of leather lace. Gives you kind of a cool wrapped effect too. I got that idea from Doug Witcher from Turkey Creek Lb's. You can pick up the leather lace from Hoby Lobby, or most craft stores pretty cheaply too.
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