Went down to to Stock Building Supply today and grabbed me some wood.
For those who might remember, I mentioned in an earlier post that I was thinking of making my wife some grips for her pistol. Well, that’s what the wood is for and so I picked up a linear foot each of African Padauk and Jatoba.
The Padauk has a wonderful red color to it that I think will work very well on its own as the entire grip, or also as an accent wood to a grip.
The Jatoba on the other hand is a very nice chocolate brown color that will be great for give the grip a nice classic feel with a rich, dark color to it.
In either case, though, both of these are VERY hard woods so if this takes off I’ll probably start looking for a bandsaw to help make my life a lot easier.