Cool grips

Discussion in '1911 Gear' started by billiardcue, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. billiardcue

    billiardcue Cue Connoisseur

    34
    Sep 9, 2011
    Picked these up at the last gun show.

    Didn't need them but the vendor said "make me an offer", $10 offer he accepted.

    They are made from old GE micarta, this material hasn't been made for many years. Very durable, cuemakers used to use it for ferrules.


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  2. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    ****.. Can you give me a link to a source for turquoises sheets? Thick enough for grips.. Ron
     

  3. billiardcue

    billiardcue Cue Connoisseur

    34
    Sep 9, 2011
    Ron cuemakers used recon stone (turquoise, malachite, lapis, azurite, etc.) for cue inlays, it's ground stone and resin. This composite material machines much easier than real stone and looks great.

    Atlas billiard supply sells it - http://www.cuestik.com/store/product.asp?DEPARTMENT_ID=79&ITEM_ID=5753

    .280 is the thickest they carry, if you need thicker give them a call, good people to work with.

    Jeff Prather is another source - http://www.prathercue.com/inlay_material/inlay_material.html - also good people.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011
  4. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    Thanks ****.. Ron
     

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