The Walnut Hand Grips
We were asked to make a new set of walnut hand grips for a Colt revolver. The original grips were plastic and one had split; they also didn't feel right 'in the hand' to the owner. He wanted to personalise his gun with a new set of hand-crafted grips.
We chose a single piece of well-figured walnut which was cut into two so that the grain pattern on both sides matched. The grips were crafted to the owner's hand and a bolt was made to secure them. The final shaping was done with chisels and sandpaper.