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Wenge wood grip extension for my HK P30SK! *New update- now holds 13 rounds same grip extension!*

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Project by Steve Preslar posted 02-05-2017 05:10 PM 3973 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Wenge wood grip extension for my HK P30SK! *New update- now holds 13 rounds same grip extension!*
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UPDATE 02-17-2017
The grip doesn’t look any different, but I was able to hollow it out to hold 3 more bullets. Because of this I strengthened the inside of the Wenge wood coating it in epoxy.

I needed a grip extension for my HK, so why not wood! Made from my favorite, African Wenge Wood scraps with a CA finish. Wenge wood gives me a migraine even using a respirator, but oh so worth it!
What do you think?

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 02-05-2017 06:45 PM

Awsome! That is slick! Nicely done and very Cool!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Steve Preslar

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#2 posted 02-05-2017 06:46 PM

Thank you thank you!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 07:57 PM

You did a fine job on this extension. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Steve Preslar

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 07:59 PM

Thank you very much!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 02-05-2017 08:19 PM

Blended in so well, I had to go back to the original photo after looking at your process photos to see it.
Nicely done brother.

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Steve Preslar

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#6 posted 02-05-2017 08:23 PM

Wow thank you!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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N2wood

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#7 posted 02-05-2017 09:38 PM

Great idea and the custom shape has got to be better than store bought. Let us know how it works.

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Steve Preslar

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#8 posted 02-05-2017 09:42 PM

Thank you! And I will, going to the range next weekend.

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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farmerdude

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#9 posted 02-05-2017 10:22 PM

Here are the problems I see with this project. Ummm, ummm, ummm, none. Fantastic job. The wood blends in perfectly and it looks very comfortable. Too bad about your reaction to this wood. Glad you toughed it out for this project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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Steve Preslar

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#10 posted 02-05-2017 10:24 PM

Haha, yes to bad it’s my favorite and thank you!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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fogbow

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#11 posted 02-06-2017 05:34 AM

When you drop the magazine to reload aren’t you concerned the wood will split when it hits the ground. Love the idea and I would love to try it on my M&P but I think I would cry if it broke.

Barbara

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Desert_Woodworker

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#12 posted 02-06-2017 01:34 PM

Like

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Steve Preslar

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#13 posted 02-06-2017 02:08 PM

If I’m in a situation where I need to reload that fast, I’ll make another one. Wenge is tough, I dropped it a couple times making it . But I would probably cry a little too, lol

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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groygroy

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#14 posted 02-06-2017 03:36 PM

This is really cool. Have you ever looked into building parts for a modular system like the Sig Sauer P320? I’m mulling over making a handle or something like that, but I don’t know what I’m doing with gun stock and am a little concerned about structural integrity of making it out of wood.

Seeing your project has definitely lit the fire to figure this out though. Thanks!

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JayT

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#15 posted 02-06-2017 03:39 PM

Nice job on the extension.

My sympathies on being an HK guy. ;-)

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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