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Link Posted: 12/24/2014 4:09:07 PM EDT
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What pattern/technique did you use on the last mag? Kinda like the looks of that.
Link Posted: 12/24/2014 4:59:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:


What pattern/technique did you use on the last mag? Kinda like the looks of that.
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What pattern/technique did you use on the last mag? Kinda like the looks of that.


I like to call it the worm technique.. I start in one corner and work my way back and forth covering the whole square, kind of like a fingerprint(loops, swirls, etc). Pretty simple technique, very quick, and feels better than dot stippling in my opinion. Slower you go the more the plastic melts so you can adjust the aggressiveness of the texture with speed.
Link Posted: 12/24/2014 5:22:19 PM EDT
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I like to call it the worm technique.. I start in one corner and work my way back and forth covering the whole square, kind of like a fingerprint(loops, swirls, etc). Pretty simple technique, very quick, and feels better than dot stippling in my opinion. Slower you go the more the plastic melts so you can adjust the aggressiveness of the texture with speed.
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Originally Posted By ManjawDan:
Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:


What pattern/technique did you use on the last mag? Kinda like the looks of that.


I like to call it the worm technique.. I start in one corner and work my way back and forth covering the whole square, kind of like a fingerprint(loops, swirls, etc). Pretty simple technique, very quick, and feels better than dot stippling in my opinion. Slower you go the more the plastic melts so you can adjust the aggressiveness of the texture with speed.


Cool. Probably a lot quicker than the dot method too. I'll nearly go blind and get some wicked cramps in my hand just doing one mag
Link Posted: 1/28/2015 10:57:49 PM EDT
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Almost got those recessed borders down.
Link Posted: 1/28/2015 11:15:41 PM EDT
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<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg</a>

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Damn dude. Very clean. Hell of a lot better than I could manage
Link Posted: 1/29/2015 2:33:56 PM EDT
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Damn dude. Very clean. Hell of a lot better than I could manage
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<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg</a>

Almost got those recessed borders down.


Damn dude. Very clean. Hell of a lot better than I could manage


Thanks man. Lot of experimenting lately.
Link Posted: 1/30/2015 2:35:55 AM EDT
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<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg</a>

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Looking good! Much better than I've been able to figure out. I've more or less given up on the borders for the moment..

My latest:


Stippled NiBX Glock 23 and Custom Canik Stingray by Staufhammer, on Flickr
Link Posted: 1/30/2015 3:08:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:

Looking good! Much better than I've been able to figure out. I've more or less given up on the borders for the moment..

My latest:

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/qZ74vH" target="_blank">https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8605/16398785191_8f62c7b3b2_c.jpg</a>
Stippled NiBX Glock 23 and Custom Canik Stingray by Staufhammer, on Flickr
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg</a>

Almost got those recessed borders down.

Looking good! Much better than I've been able to figure out. I've more or less given up on the borders for the moment..

My latest:

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/qZ74vH" target="_blank">https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8605/16398785191_8f62c7b3b2_c.jpg</a>
Stippled NiBX Glock 23 and Custom Canik Stingray by Staufhammer, on Flickr


And I've given up on that texture for the moment haha. I've cut some attachments with a Dremel but it doesn't come out looking anything like that.
Link Posted: 1/30/2015 6:30:58 PM EDT
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And I've given up on that texture for the moment haha. I've cut some attachments with a Dremel but it doesn't come out looking anything like that.
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:
Originally Posted By Maiden316:
<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg</a>

Almost got those recessed borders down.

Looking good! Much better than I've been able to figure out. I've more or less given up on the borders for the moment..

My latest:

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/qZ74vH" target="_blank">https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8605/16398785191_8f62c7b3b2_c.jpg</a>
Stippled NiBX Glock 23 and Custom Canik Stingray by Staufhammer, on Flickr


And I've given up on that texture for the moment haha. I've cut some attachments with a Dremel but it doesn't come out looking anything like that.


\ On the off chance that it helps; here's what I used.



I started with the bit from a woodburning kit that looked like the one on the right.  Then I filed it flat.  I bought a checkering file (which is on the left; NOT cheap... but pretty darn high quality - Mine is Swiss and has a little bunny rabbit on it ), and filed the checker pattern into it.  It then took some tweaking flattening out the 'points' of the checkers until it would give the right depth/look to the pattern, but I think it turned out alright all things considered. It gets gummed up with polymer every 5-10 presses, so you have to constantly be cleaning out the grooves which is frustrating, but it still goes much faster than the 'dot' method or any others I've tried so far.
Link Posted: 1/30/2015 9:43:26 PM EDT
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Thanks! Thats my favorite texture and you nailed it.
Link Posted: 1/31/2015 1:53:02 AM EDT
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You're riht that file is pretty expensive... And I just bought one haha
Link Posted: 1/31/2015 4:02:11 PM EDT
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You're riht that file is pretty expensive... And I just bought one haha
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Cool; good luck! Looking forward to seeing the new pattern with your recessed borders.
Link Posted: 1/31/2015 8:37:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:

Cool; good luck! Looking forward to seeing the new pattern with your recessed borders.
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You're riht that file is pretty expensive... And I just bought one haha

Cool; good luck! Looking forward to seeing the new pattern with your recessed borders.


Yeah thanks again man I'm exited about it. Did a 870 forend happy with how it turned out.




Link Posted: 2/4/2015 3:59:26 PM EDT
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Hell yeah, love this texture





Link Posted: 2/4/2015 6:20:16 PM EDT
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Hell yeah, love this texture

<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbxtrzuqa.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbxtrzuqa.jpg</a>


<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsiri8u82v.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsiri8u82v.jpg</a>
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Link Posted: 2/12/2015 11:22:06 PM EDT
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<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg</a>

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Maiden, if you don't mind me asking; do you do the 'border' before or after the texture fill? Debating trying to take a pass at adding one to my 23, but afraid I'll ruin it and I'm almost out of PMag practice room, hah.



Couple of different shots of mine...


Stippled NiBX Glock 23 with Kershaw Cryo II Blackwash by Staufhammer, on Flickr


Stippled NiBX Glock 23 with Kershaw Cryo II Blackwash by Staufhammer, on Flickr
Link Posted: 2/14/2015 10:03:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:

Maiden, if you don't mind me asking; do you do the 'border' before or after the texture fill? Debating trying to take a pass at adding one to my 23, but afraid I'll ruin it and I'm almost out of PMag practice room, hah.



Couple of different shots of mine...

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/qdizyj" target="_blank">https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/15891790174_262340167c_c.jpg</a>
Stippled NiBX Glock 23 with Kershaw Cryo II Blackwash by Staufhammer, on Flickr

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/qSKD9S" target="_blank">https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/16326902030_cd143160b3_c.jpg</a>
Stippled NiBX Glock 23 with Kershaw Cryo II Blackwash by Staufhammer, on Flickr
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Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:
Originally Posted By Maiden316:
<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg</a>

Almost got those recessed borders down.

Maiden, if you don't mind me asking; do you do the 'border' before or after the texture fill? Debating trying to take a pass at adding one to my 23, but afraid I'll ruin it and I'm almost out of PMag practice room, hah.



Couple of different shots of mine...

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/qdizyj" target="_blank">https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/15891790174_262340167c_c.jpg</a>
Stippled NiBX Glock 23 with Kershaw Cryo II Blackwash by Staufhammer, on Flickr

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/qSKD9S" target="_blank">https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/16326902030_cd143160b3_c.jpg</a>
Stippled NiBX Glock 23 with Kershaw Cryo II Blackwash by Staufhammer, on Flickr


How do you like that knife? I've eyeballed them a few times and they seem pretty good for the price ($39 on Amazon). I haven't bought a Kershaw in several years and their assisted opening wasn't all that good. I wonder if they've improved upon their model since.
Link Posted: 2/15/2015 12:19:41 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:

Maiden, if you don't mind me asking; do you do the 'border' before or after the texture fill? Debating trying to take a pass at adding one to my 23, but afraid I'll ruin it and I'm almost out of PMag practice room, hah.
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg</a>

Almost got those recessed borders down.

Maiden, if you don't mind me asking; do you do the 'border' before or after the texture fill? Debating trying to take a pass at adding one to my 23, but afraid I'll ruin it and I'm almost out of PMag practice room, hah.


With a fresh frame doing the border first is ideal. However, you can still add a nice border to an already stippled frame, you just have less option for your layout. Ive redone the borders on a few of my frames after finding better methods for the border with no problem. Give me a few days Ill PM you how I do the border since you hooked me up with the waffle pattern.
Link Posted: 2/15/2015 2:34:50 PM EDT
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How do you like that knife? I've eyeballed them a few times and they seem pretty good for the price ($39 on Amazon). I haven't bought a Kershaw in several years and their assisted opening wasn't all that good. I wonder if they've improved upon their model since.
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Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:
How do you like that knife? I've eyeballed them a few times and they seem pretty good for the price ($39 on Amazon). I haven't bought a Kershaw in several years and their assisted opening wasn't all that good. I wonder if they've improved upon their model since.

I love that knife, actually.  For a while I was carrying the smaller one, the original Cryo, and then my friend introduced me to Benchmade and I picked up the HK Axis 14715 that was my EDC for ~a year.  

I originally bought the Cryo II because I wanted a black stonewashed blade as a photo prop, and this was cheap and I liked the original Cryo. I liked it so much, though, that I now carry that more often than my Benchmade!  Steel quality obviously isn't up to the Benchmade (8Cr13MoV vs. D2), but it's a great size, easy to sharpen, lockup is super solid, the assisted-open is nice and slick (I have 5 or so Kershaws now and this one is smoother than the others), etc..  I paid ~$35 for mine on ebay.  

Originally Posted By Maiden316:
Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:
Originally Posted By Maiden316:
<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg</a>

Almost got those recessed borders down.

Maiden, if you don't mind me asking; do you do the 'border' before or after the texture fill? Debating trying to take a pass at adding one to my 23, but afraid I'll ruin it and I'm almost out of PMag practice room, hah.


With a fresh frame doing the border first is ideal. However, you can still add a nice border to an already stippled frame, you just have less option for your layout. Ive redone the borders on a few of my frames after finding better methods for the border with no problem. Give me a few days Ill PM you how I do the border since you hooked me up with the waffle pattern.

Oh, thanks, man! I really appreciate it!
Link Posted: 2/15/2015 4:25:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:

I love that knife, actually.  For a while I was carrying the smaller one, the original Cryo, and then my friend introduced me to Benchmade and I picked up the HK Axis 14715 that was my EDC for ~a year.  

I originally bought the Cryo II because I wanted a black stonewashed blade as a photo prop, and this was cheap and I liked the original Cryo. I liked it so much, though, that I now carry that more often than my Benchmade!  Steel quality obviously isn't up to the Benchmade (8Cr13MoV vs. D2), but it's a great size, easy to sharpen, lockup is super solid, the assisted-open is nice and slick (I have 5 or so Kershaws now and this one is smoother than the others), etc..  I paid ~$35 for mine on ebay.
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Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:
How do you like that knife? I've eyeballed them a few times and they seem pretty good for the price ($39 on Amazon). I haven't bought a Kershaw in several years and their assisted opening wasn't all that good. I wonder if they've improved upon their model since.

I love that knife, actually.  For a while I was carrying the smaller one, the original Cryo, and then my friend introduced me to Benchmade and I picked up the HK Axis 14715 that was my EDC for ~a year.  

I originally bought the Cryo II because I wanted a black stonewashed blade as a photo prop, and this was cheap and I liked the original Cryo. I liked it so much, though, that I now carry that more often than my Benchmade!  Steel quality obviously isn't up to the Benchmade (8Cr13MoV vs. D2), but it's a great size, easy to sharpen, lockup is super solid, the assisted-open is nice and slick (I have 5 or so Kershaws now and this one is smoother than the others), etc..  I paid ~$35 for mine on ebay.


Good deal. I'm a die hard Benchmade guy (I think it's neigh impossible to improve upon the AXIS lock), so not many other brands catch my eye much. I really like that stonewash look. I may just grab one. For the price, I'm not gonna cry if I don't like it like I would with a BM.
Link Posted: 2/27/2015 11:54:54 PM EDT
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G17 Frame. I don't know if I have said this before, but I love this texture lol

Link Posted: 2/28/2015 3:55:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
G17 Frame. I don't know if I have said this before, but I love this texture lol

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It turned out really good. Mind posting in this thread some border tool/technique recommendation? I know you had PM'd about it, but I would love to see it discussed here as well if you don't mind. Great stipple on this pistol!
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It turned out really good. Mind posting in this thread some border tool/technique recommendation? I know you had PM'd about it, but I would love to see it discussed here as well if you don't mind. Great stipple on this pistol!
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
G17 Frame. I don't know if I have said this before, but I love this texture lol

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsgbndktqi.jpg


It turned out really good. Mind posting in this thread some border tool/technique recommendation? I know you had PM'd about it, but I would love to see it discussed here as well if you don't mind. Great stipple on this pistol!


I dont think I want to turn those cards over just yet.. I will say that all the answers are out there if you look at enough pictures and experiment enough. Ive been obsessed with stippling for a while now and tried quite a few methods that worked, but didnt quite give me the look I wanted and discarded it. Its just a process of elimination until you get the right look. I know this probably isnt the answer youre looking for, but I hope it helps somewhat.
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Ill give one really big clue. Just a fyi I dont know how accurate this is as it is just based on my observations of photos and not direct contact. But if you look at photos of some of the better work with recessed borders like Boresight and Tactical texture, you may notice that the border fades into the beavertail or is almost nonexistent around the beavertail. So the question you have to ask is is that by design, or a limitation of the tool they use? And what tool will cause that limitation but still allow them to create the border elswhere?

Thats all I will say lol.
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Ill give one really big clue. Just a fyi I dont know how accurate this is as it is just based on my observations of photos and not direct contact. But if you look at photos of some of the better work with recessed borders like Boresight and Tactical texture, you may notice that the border fades into the beavertail or is almost nonexistent around the beavertail. So the question you have to ask is is that by design, or a limitation of the tool they use? And what tool will cause that limitation but still allow them to create the border elswhere?

Thats all I will say lol.
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OK. I think I can see where you might be going with this. thanks
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OK. I think I can see where you might be going with this. thanks
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
Ill give one really big clue. Just a fyi I dont know how accurate this is as it is just based on my observations of photos and not direct contact. But if you look at photos of some of the better work with recessed borders like Boresight and Tactical texture, you may notice that the border fades into the beavertail or is almost nonexistent around the beavertail. So the question you have to ask is is that by design, or a limitation of the tool they use? And what tool will cause that limitation but still allow them to create the border elswhere?

Thats all I will say lol.


OK. I think I can see where you might be going with this. thanks


I'm still lost
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I'm still lost
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
Ill give one really big clue. Just a fyi I dont know how accurate this is as it is just based on my observations of photos and not direct contact. But if you look at photos of some of the better work with recessed borders like Boresight and Tactical texture, you may notice that the border fades into the beavertail or is almost nonexistent around the beavertail. So the question you have to ask is is that by design, or a limitation of the tool they use? And what tool will cause that limitation but still allow them to create the border elswhere?

Thats all I will say lol.


OK. I think I can see where you might be going with this. thanks


I'm still lost

Don't feel too bad, even knowing exactly what he did, I still can't do it.
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
G17 Frame. I don't know if I have said this before, but I love this texture lol

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This latest one looks awesome Maiden; I realy like the overall look resulting from you cutting your tip with diamonds instead of squares.  Looks like you're getting even better at the borders, too.
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Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:

This latest one looks awesome Maiden; I realy like the overall look resulting from you cutting your tip with diamonds instead of squares.  Looks like you're getting even better at the borders, too.
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
G17 Frame. I don't know if I have said this before, but I love this texture lol

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsgbndktqi.jpg

This latest one looks awesome Maiden; I realy like the overall look resulting from you cutting your tip with diamonds instead of squares.  Looks like you're getting even better at the borders, too.


Thanks man! The diamonds was actually an accident. The screws on my original one crossthreaded an I had to make a new one and I didn't quite get it right and thought "hey, I kind of like that" lol. I think it kind of gives a snakeskin look to it.
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Thanks man! The diamonds was actually an accident. The screws on my original one crossthreaded an I had to make a new one and I didn't quite get it right and thought "hey, I kind of like that" lol. I think it kind of gives a snakeskin look to it.
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
G17 Frame. I don't know if I have said this before, but I love this texture lol

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsgbndktqi.jpg

This latest one looks awesome Maiden; I realy like the overall look resulting from you cutting your tip with diamonds instead of squares.  Looks like you're getting even better at the borders, too.


Thanks man! The diamonds was actually an accident. The screws on my original one crossthreaded an I had to make a new one and I didn't quite get it right and thought "hey, I kind of like that" lol. I think it kind of gives a snakeskin look to it.

I agree never was a fan on the square ones, but the diamond looks much better.
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Link Posted: 3/2/2015 5:51:32 AM EDT
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Here is the 17 frame reassembled:

Link Posted: 3/4/2015 12:56:45 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:


\ On the off chance that it helps; here's what I used.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xDtJyQoBNUM/VMwFOqGseUI/AAAAAAAARV0/OHAcM9PX7LI/w628-h837-no/2015-01-30.jpg

I started with the bit from a woodburning kit that looked like the one on the right.  Then I filed it flat.  I bought a checkering file (which is on the left; NOT cheap... but pretty darn high quality - Mine is Swiss and has a little bunny rabbit on it ), and filed the checker pattern into it.  It then took some tweaking flattening out the 'points' of the checkers until it would give the right depth/look to the pattern, but I think it turned out alright all things considered. It gets gummed up with polymer every 5-10 presses, so you have to constantly be cleaning out the grooves which is frustrating, but it still goes much faster than the 'dot' method or any others I've tried so far.
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:
Originally Posted By Maiden316:
<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg</a>

Almost got those recessed borders down.

Looking good! Much better than I've been able to figure out. I've more or less given up on the borders for the moment..

My latest:

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/qZ74vH" target="_blank">https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8605/16398785191_8f62c7b3b2_c.jpg</a>
Stippled NiBX Glock 23 and Custom Canik Stingray by Staufhammer, on Flickr


And I've given up on that texture for the moment haha. I've cut some attachments with a Dremel but it doesn't come out looking anything like that.


\ On the off chance that it helps; here's what I used.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xDtJyQoBNUM/VMwFOqGseUI/AAAAAAAARV0/OHAcM9PX7LI/w628-h837-no/2015-01-30.jpg

I started with the bit from a woodburning kit that looked like the one on the right.  Then I filed it flat.  I bought a checkering file (which is on the left; NOT cheap... but pretty darn high quality - Mine is Swiss and has a little bunny rabbit on it ), and filed the checker pattern into it.  It then took some tweaking flattening out the 'points' of the checkers until it would give the right depth/look to the pattern, but I think it turned out alright all things considered. It gets gummed up with polymer every 5-10 presses, so you have to constantly be cleaning out the grooves which is frustrating, but it still goes much faster than the 'dot' method or any others I've tried so far.


http://www.amazon.com/Grobet-Swiss-Pattern-File-Checkerings/dp/B000H1P7S2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425444743&sr=8-1&keywords=swiss+pattern+file+checkering

Is this the one that is used? What is better 0 or 00?
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http://www.amazon.com/Grobet-Swiss-Pattern-File-Checkerings/dp/B000H1P7S2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425444743&sr=8-1&keywords=swiss+pattern+file+checkering

Is this the one that is used? What is better 0 or 00?
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:
Originally Posted By Maiden316:
<a href="http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/Maiden316/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvk1qvvlu.jpg</a>

Almost got those recessed borders down.

Looking good! Much better than I've been able to figure out. I've more or less given up on the borders for the moment..

My latest:

<a href="https://flic.kr/p/qZ74vH" target="_blank">https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8605/16398785191_8f62c7b3b2_c.jpg</a>
Stippled NiBX Glock 23 and Custom Canik Stingray by Staufhammer, on Flickr


And I've given up on that texture for the moment haha. I've cut some attachments with a Dremel but it doesn't come out looking anything like that.


\ On the off chance that it helps; here's what I used.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xDtJyQoBNUM/VMwFOqGseUI/AAAAAAAARV0/OHAcM9PX7LI/w628-h837-no/2015-01-30.jpg

I started with the bit from a woodburning kit that looked like the one on the right.  Then I filed it flat.  I bought a checkering file (which is on the left; NOT cheap... but pretty darn high quality - Mine is Swiss and has a little bunny rabbit on it ), and filed the checker pattern into it.  It then took some tweaking flattening out the 'points' of the checkers until it would give the right depth/look to the pattern, but I think it turned out alright all things considered. It gets gummed up with polymer every 5-10 presses, so you have to constantly be cleaning out the grooves which is frustrating, but it still goes much faster than the 'dot' method or any others I've tried so far.


http://www.amazon.com/Grobet-Swiss-Pattern-File-Checkerings/dp/B000H1P7S2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425444743&sr=8-1&keywords=swiss+pattern+file+checkering

Is this the one that is used? What is better 0 or 00?

I (we?) used the 00, 20 LPI version. I think the 0 (30 LPI) would be too fine of a pattern; but you can always try it and let us know!  It might end up being even better.  

I wish Amazon had it (and it was that cheap) when I bought mine...
Link Posted: 3/5/2015 1:26:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
Here is the 17 frame reassembled:

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/17%20trickedout_zpsh1ajfeog.jpg
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Seeing this makes me want to cut a new bit and redo mine with the diamonds.

I'm in the middle of trying (for the 3rd or 4th time) to put borders around my 23.  It's just getting worse and worse and worse.
Link Posted: 3/5/2015 5:28:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:

Seeing this makes me want to cut a new bit and redo mine with the diamonds.

I'm in the middle of trying (for the 3rd or 4th time) to put borders around my 23.  It's just getting worse and worse and worse.
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
Here is the 17 frame reassembled:

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/17%20trickedout_zpsh1ajfeog.jpg

Seeing this makes me want to cut a new bit and redo mine with the diamonds.

I'm in the middle of trying (for the 3rd or 4th time) to put borders around my 23.  It's just getting worse and worse and worse.


Thanks, I think the pattern seems to blend a bit better for me with the diamonds. Definitely a lucky accident. Here is my Sig P320 I did with the Diamonds with a uniform texture instead of random:



Same tool but a much different look I think.

Good luck with those borders I hope it turns out well for you.
Link Posted: 3/5/2015 8:00:19 AM EDT
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Thanks, I think the pattern seems to blend a bit better for me with the diamonds. Definitely a lucky accident. Here is my Sig P320 I did with the Diamonds with a uniform texture instead of random:

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpszem3syo3.jpg

Same tool but a much different look I think.

Good luck with those borders I hope it turns out well for you.
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Originally Posted By p4R4d0x:
Originally Posted By Maiden316:
Here is the 17 frame reassembled:

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/17%20trickedout_zpsh1ajfeog.jpg

Seeing this makes me want to cut a new bit and redo mine with the diamonds.

I'm in the middle of trying (for the 3rd or 4th time) to put borders around my 23.  It's just getting worse and worse and worse.


Thanks, I think the pattern seems to blend a bit better for me with the diamonds. Definitely a lucky accident. Here is my Sig P320 I did with the Diamonds with a uniform texture instead of random:

http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpszem3syo3.jpg

Same tool but a much different look I think.

Good luck with those borders I hope it turns out well for you.


uniform looks much better IMO
Link Posted: 3/23/2015 4:56:04 PM EDT
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Finished this up for a friend


And did a little experimenting:


This might look familiar..

Edit: one more sample


Had to figure out a different way to do the borders. This style opens up pretty much any layout possibility
Link Posted: 4/3/2015 2:57:36 AM EDT
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029 by BLACKLIGHT007, on Flickr
Link Posted: 4/4/2015 2:54:21 AM EDT
[#40]
I found this thread and have experimented for a couple days.  Turned out pretty well.

I started with the A2 grip, then moved on to stippling the images on the pmags.  Next I tried doing the whole grid pattern on the pmag, and ended up doing an M&P shield.










And, had to put dickbutt on a mag.


Link Posted: 4/6/2015 4:09:47 PM EDT
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Not trying to rip off anyone here, but I was challenged to duplicate SSVI grip work on a shield. More of an experiment than anything to just to see if I could do it. Required a different way to do borders than I have done in the past. Here is what I came up with



Mine is on the right
Link Posted: 4/12/2015 8:24:53 AM EDT
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did one of my backstraps yesterday AM
Link Posted: 4/14/2015 12:58:22 AM EDT
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did one of my backstraps yesterday AM
<a href="http://s3.photobucket.com/user/DCopp/media/guns%20and%20gun%20stuff/KIMG0151_zpsjhkf6iae.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y74/DCopp/guns%20and%20gun%20stuff/KIMG0151_zpsjhkf6iae.jpg</a>
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Nice man. Watch out might be tough keeping from wanting to stipple the rest of it
Link Posted: 4/14/2015 9:58:17 AM EDT
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Are my old eyes playing tricks on me or was this done with a rounded device ?   I like it !
Link Posted: 4/14/2015 10:07:16 AM EDT
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Great job, OP.  I do mine the same way.  It comes out looking great if you take your time.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 9:02:27 PM EDT
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Finished this up for a friend
http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsixfwheqi.jpg

And did a little experimenting:
http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpspnducluc.jpg

This might look familiar..

Edit: one more sample
http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps09z47bc6.jpg

Had to figure out a different way to do the borders. This style opens up pretty much any layout possibility
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What tip are you using for the last photos texture? It looks amazing!
Link Posted: 5/4/2015 2:09:11 AM EDT
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What tip are you using for the last photos texture? It looks amazing!
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Originally Posted By Maiden316:
Finished this up for a friend
http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsixfwheqi.jpg

And did a little experimenting:
http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpspnducluc.jpg

This might look familiar..

Edit: one more sample
http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah270/Maiden316/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps09z47bc6.jpg

Had to figure out a different way to do the borders. This style opens up pretty much any layout possibility



What tip are you using for the last photos texture? It looks amazing!


Thanks! I just used the rounded/flat tip that comes with the soldering iron set I use.
Link Posted: 6/10/2015 6:22:44 PM EDT
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Glock 30s
Link Posted: 6/26/2015 5:32:53 PM EDT
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Steyr I traded off
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:56:43 PM EDT
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My first go at stippling. Those Sig P228 grips were downright slippery before!
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