Cherokee Hills makes a Legacy of “The Tree” into an Heirloom

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by TheCollector, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I am honored that Bob * @Gripwright * would privilege me with some of the world’s most sought after pieces of wood. A small legacy of “The Tree.” (please watch link provided…. )
    http://symphontreemusic.com/the-legend-of-the-tree/


    What he did was pure artistry & skill at its finest. The thin blanks were painstakingly bonded to some fine Ebony to create not only the thickness that I requested but also producing a beautiful frame to display nature’s art.


    I explained to Bob that these grips would take their place on my favorite 1911,
    never to be sold by me but to become an heirloom to be passed on to my family, hopefully for generations to come.


    Yes, I am extremely grateful and humbled to be offered the opportunity to work with him on a pair of grips such as these.


    I have included several of the photos that he took before shipping them. I requested he do so from different angles so you can see the Magic of the wood and how it shimmers as the light moves across them. My cell phone camera cannot capture that. It actually even looks 100x better in person & natural sunlight. ……But then it should, that’s where they were created.

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  2. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
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  3. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    All three sets delivered today.... WHAT a DAY!!!
     
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  4. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2015
    Simply amazing!
     
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  5. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2014
    Big congrats on the haul, Bob does it again.

    The mahogany set is crazy, wow!!
     
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  6. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Crazy would have been if I said I wasn't interested in the offer!!!!
     
  7. Gripwright

    Gripwright Well-Known Member

    521
    Feb 8, 2016
    :)
    Thank you, it's a pleasure to see them on your guns. I really wish I had an avenue to get more of "The Tree" wood, but it was sheer happenstance that brought it to me...I didn't even know what it was. This was the last of mine, and I don't foresee getting more. It's that rare. I think there's still a set of slims on the website, the only set I listed there. What a joy it is to work! If there's any light in the room, this stuff catches it and just seems to glow. Not blowing my own horn, but I think it looks fantastic on your CCH Wilson. The way it picks up the colors is really nice.

    Thanks again for the chance to make unique things. Speaking of which, have we seen redacted.gif yet?
     
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  8. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Shsssssssssssssssh about Baby Groot!!!! The slide is out getting finished now and should be back in a couple weeks.
     
  9. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Man that's some classy work!:thumbs:
     
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  10. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    All done by a very "classy" guy.
     
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  11. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Snazzy shoes there for sure!
     
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  12. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    @ZoidMeister would call them Barbie dress ups for guys & guns.
     
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  13. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    As a guitar guy and an old wood worker the time I spent on the website was special.
    They make some spectacular looking guitars!
     
  14. FredZ

    FredZ Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    554
    Aug 7, 2017
    Great looking stocks. Congrats. I was surprised at the quality of Bobs work but that ended about 4 years ago. Now I just wait to be overwhelmed by them


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  15. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Thanks for finding me another place to spend money @TheCollector:o.o:
    I just ordered these from @Gripwright for my SS Valor project with @Steve Owens.

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  16. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Very nice, he can send them to me he has my address lol, I have 3 pair here for builds if anyone ever decides to use em..
     
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  17. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    I play as well, and have also built a few guitars. One from scratch, and one from a kit.
     
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  18. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    @Gripwright

    Very Nice Kenny!!

    An almost "unknown" fact.... I am a silent (or not so silent) partner in Cherokee Hills Exotic Grips.
    Its what supports my 1911 addiction.

    Everyone .................. I'm KIDDING!!!!!! :grin::grin:

    Disclaimer..... no promotional fees paid by Bob..... or anyone.
     
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  19. Gripwright

    Gripwright Well-Known Member

    521
    Feb 8, 2016
    I was in the process of boxing your grips for shipment, so I'll take this opportunity to say "thank you"!
     
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  20. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Thank you sir. I feel that we will be doing more business.
    I am sending you a PM for a order request.

    Kenny
     
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