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by GripUs
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to do version "C"?
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: How to do version "C"?

Chris,
Thank you so much. I figured, after so much time, it must have been covered.

Thanks, again,

Joe
by GripUs
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to do version "C"?
Replies: 2
Views: 867

How to do version "C"?

Hi, Gang! Yes, the hairy, old, fat man is still around and upright. But it has been a long time since I spent much time on the forum, so please forgive me if I am asking an old question. When you purchase a 3D model from Vector Art 3D, you have three versions to consider/choose...A, B and C. The "C"...
by GripUs
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: 1911 grip for Cristmas
Replies: 3
Views: 2426

Re: 1911 grip for Cristmas

Well done!
by GripUs
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Aspire Post
Replies: 18
Views: 4136

Re: Aspire Post

Just a very small tip on clamping. You mentioned having to have clearance for the knob. Using the clamps I got with my CAMaster Stinger I, I had to make sure I cleared the knobs. I replaced the knobs with hex nuts and cut the bolts to "just long enough." I now keep a ratchet with a 1/2" deep socket ...
by GripUs
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Still at it...
Replies: 17
Views: 9476

Still at it...

Mesquite grip, Katalox arrowhead inlay, Silver inlaid ".T"
Mesquite grip, Katalox arrowhead inlay, Silver inlaid ".T"
It has been a while since I have been active on here and have missed it. I have kept my hand in it and, after seeing Hardhide's excellent handiwork, thought I would post a few of my latest.
by GripUs
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Iwo Jima
Replies: 15
Views: 4794

Re: Iwo Jima

Exceptional!
by GripUs
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Back at it...
Replies: 0
Views: 1428

Back at it...

Apparently, reports of my retirement have been greatly exaggerated. (My apologies to Mark Twain) Just to let ya'll know that I have not fallen off the face of the earth, here is a set of mesquite grips with a katalox inlay (arrowhead) which was inlaid with a sterling silver "T". Nothing spectacular,...
by GripUs
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Last Supper Box
Replies: 24
Views: 10548

Re: Last Supper Box

It has been a couple of years since I was on the forum and I must say I am seeing some beautiful work displayed here. I think your box is absolutely beautiful and quite innovative.

Joe
by GripUs
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Two sided tape.
Replies: 14
Views: 6167

Re: Two sided tape.

I make pistol grips and start with blanks that are 2"X5"x3/8". I have a "mini-spoilboard" made of Corian clamped to my regular one and I hot glue the blanks to the Corian. I have been doing this for over 9 years and it works just fine. If you wait too long (several hours) after setting it up in the ...
by GripUs
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: The apple doesn't fall far...
Replies: 9
Views: 2419

Re: The apple doesn't fall far...

Thanks for the comments, guys. Mike-S: Actually, all of the grips we make are mesquite. The lighting was bad on that picture making it look like walnut. I reckon we have made more mesquite grips than anyone else in the world...that is our niche. MarkJohnston: While we cut sterling silver all the tim...
by GripUs
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: The apple doesn't fall far...
Replies: 9
Views: 2419

The apple doesn't fall far...

My son, Steven, has been helping me a little with grips for eight years (since he was 14). Last year, as I headed further into retirement, he began coming over and learning to use the Stinger and how to produce the inlaid grips. Here are just a couple he did with stainless steel inlays. He did a ver...
by GripUs
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Sophus Lithophane
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

Re: Sophus Lithophane

I have never cut a lithopane but if I ever did I would hope it came out as nice as this! A very well executed project...all the way around.

Joe
by GripUs
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Locked and Loaded...
Replies: 26
Views: 7154

Re: Locked and Loaded...

Great work, Grease! I understand the BATF wants to send 1500 to Mexico so they can track them to the bad guys...

Joe
by GripUs
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: It's the little things...
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

It's the little things...

I ordered me in some 1/64" bits just before we closed the shop last year and never got to use them. I figured today was as good as any to try them so here is my first effort. The 3D model (from VectorArt3D) is 1.03" X .98".

Joe
by GripUs
Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Why the difference???
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: Why the difference???

Thank you, Brian, that was exactly my problem! I always save my work to different folders with each major revision so I just went back and deleted the holes as components. That did the trick! Taking nothing away from the Vectric software itself but it is worth twice the money by the added value of t...