View Full Version : DYI wood grips

Broken Arrow
09-15-2012, 05:50 PM
Has anyone made their own wooden grips...I have a 2007 Bengal and would like to try them but prefer to make my own vs. purchasing. If so, any suggestions pattern or directions would be appreciated.

09-15-2012, 06:21 PM
I have only made two piece I made a templet out of cardboard of each side trail and error I use a jig saw to get them close then use a 3" right angle air grinder with cookie disks start with 36 grit to get close then use a jigger bug for fine sanding the last ones I did where on a bowtech pro 38 I didn't like the fat one piece grip it came with

09-16-2012, 07:56 AM
Hardest thing about making custom wood grips will be finding the grip panel ferrels, those little brass cup like gizmos that the screw goes though on the one side and screws into on the other. Once you find those at a resonable cost, the rest of the work is easy. Trace your grip panel as Ten Ring suggests, cut the blank to shape, then sand away everything that is'nt a bow grip. If you can find me those ferrels at a reasonable price, I'd make you a set, from either Redwood burl or Golden Myrtle. Happen to have a bunch of grip panel blanks left over from other projects. Already have a set of amidextrous grips made for my Slayer ( does'nt have a thumb ledge ) layin around. Parts # 21 &22 on this page
I can't find the rest of the 3 parts. The screw goes through the hole in the bottom of the little cup ( which glues into the grip panel ) the other cup is threaded. Every revolver grip I ever seen has these, someone has to make 'em, Martin uses them, not sure what Martin calles them , firearm industry calls them Ferrels, and want too much for them cuase they're a gun part.

09-17-2012, 10:32 AM
Well yea last winter i made a new grip for the sons sidekick thats been out grown.. Itsa one pice grip. as per doing side plates thats easy execpt for the darn ferrels

well looks as thouh wife moved the picture???? darnit

09-17-2012, 11:57 AM

Here it is, made from a chunck of black walnut

Broken Arrow
09-20-2012, 07:21 PM
Thanks everyone...what I was looking for is a template/instructions that copies the side plate wood grips Martin sells. I don't see them for sale on their web site any longer and was hoping to copy the zebra wood (C-39's I believe) they sold for less money. The original rubber grip gets really slippery when it's hot and my hands are sweating and I haven't heard anything good about the new wood/leather grips. Also was wondering if they could be glued on and what adhesive would you all suggest.

09-21-2012, 10:15 AM
I would just remove rubber one and lay in on slected pice of wood and trace around it usea dremmel to shape.. I would not want to glue anything to my bow but thats up to you Some sort that will bond alum to wood??? not surewhat sort that would be.. good luck