Okay so last thread for some reason ended up derailed.. But, let me start off by saying if this resembles anything done by any other Smith or company, it wasn't really intended to, I didn't go in search of designs to come up with this checkering pattern. I did what I always do while trying to pave my own way here, I practice on a raw piece of flat stock alum and change around the depths, and spacing with certain tooling until I find something I think is function, practical, appeasing to the eye and that also feels good. Just as I did with my arrow pattern, while nearly every Smith will do arrows I wanted to do something a bit different with mine. So, I practiced with some various tooling and come up with the one I use by trial and error. Anyway I will be doing a matching MS housing tonight and posting a few more pics of the combination of the two later. This will be available in a couple different widths and depths of cut. And I will also add pics of those as soon as I get the chance to run them on a front strap instead of the flat Alum I've already practiced those on. The last thing I am trying to do is to plagiarize anyone's work, and I am not posting these for any praise. I just think they look good, provide a really good purchase, and are very practical, neat and tidy. I personally like the look and the feel and before I traveled down the gunsmithing hole, I was an avid shooter for years, I really like the feel of this over the conventional checkering. Also one pic of a beautiful stand donated to me by a fine addict. I added a brass plate to it, and am very proud of the stand, it's perfect.