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Mr.Universe
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2018-04-10 20:01:34  

My pistol grip is far too thin for my hands. I have tried wrapping it in leather but don't like the feel and just isn't enough.

I want to try to add leafs *if you will* to the grips. basically add girth and would like to try to do this with wood.

My stock is beech wood, a friend has some ash he split down for firewood but think I could make a small round work for my needs. I do have some apple heart on hand that would work nicely but had that set aside for another project

how would one ensure a proper bond to the stock? would clamping with glue be enough or would some epoxy or industrial adhesive be a better choice?


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pistolero
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2018-04-10 21:56:59  

Most slow-curing (24 hour) epoxies will actually be stronger than most woods you might glue with them. I suggest light to medium clamping pressure, so as to not squeeze all the adhesive out of the joint(s).

"No brag; just fact."- Will Sonnett


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Mr.Universe
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2018-06-01 02:40:36  

project is done, thanks for your advice,  ended up using a mild epoxy adhesive meant for soft woods like pine and balsa and worked a treat. added half an inch to both sides now i dont have to have nasty stinky leather on my grip anymore to make up the difference


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