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Old 12-21-2014, 12:10 PM
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I've tried "heat-stippling" using an electric wood burning pen on AR-15 and Glock plastic grips. Never tried "cold" stippling.

Plastic is a different critter, than trying to stipple some of the softer wood seen on gunstocks. I'd avoid doing any stippling on gunstock wood unless the wood is pretty hard with a tight grain and tiny pores. The stippling, and checkering also, that I've seen on some foreign shotguns with soft wood has looked really horrible and looks more like a terrible accident befell the stock.

Here's a stippling tool I made up and sent to an RFC member who wanted to try his hand at stippling some wood grips he made for a Ruger Mark pistol. Never did hear
about how that worked out......................or didn't.

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