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I took a shot at making some grips from a freshwater mussel I picked up dead at a local lake. I learned a lot playing around and I think I've got a system that will work well. It is embedded in resin so it is strong.

The trick was making a curved shell flat. I may make some for my 1911 next.
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I took a shot at making some grips from a freshwater mussel I picked up dead at a local lake.
Did you cut out the back side to accommodate the tensioner spring?
 

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I made a silicon mold to form the grip back side contours. I then put resin in the mold and placed the shell on top to cure.
 

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I made a silicon mold to form the grip back side contours. I then put resin in the mold and placed the shell on top to cure.
Sounds like an article. :)

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Late to the party, but this is genuinely cool. Nice work! I would love a more detailed breakdown of your process or an article like lklawson suggested if you've got the time.

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Hmmm, 2 part resin? Might be able to make an extended safety with that. Then i could get rid of the piece of rubber fuel line I’ve been using.....
 
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