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    Futzing around with them further, I rotated them forward which brings the back of the frame proud of the wood grip slightly which is a better result. Does anyone think that wood filler pressed into the back of the grip panels and then positioning them after tightening the screw will be the answer to keep them in position? After it cures I could reopen them to clean any off the steel and trim any excess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevadabob View Post
    I'm familiar with Jaruwan's name as I have browsed his ebay grips for quite some time but have never purchased. He had some sales as recent as a month ago but currently nothing is listed. His reviews have been positive. I sent him an email via ebay just to see if he is still in the biz.

    I have purchased at least two other sets of stocks from him and find them to be a good product at a fair price. I'll be interested in hearing if you get a response.
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    Those grips really look good. Sorry about the irregulates that you have found.
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    Looks like nice figured Teak wood to me.

    I'd keep em' and give em' a little TLC with 800 grit sand paper and 0000 steel wool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOONDAWG View Post
    Looks like nice figured Teak wood to me.

    I'd keep em' and give em' a little TLC with 800 grit sand paper and 0000 steel wool.
    What do you suppose they used for a finish?
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    I love the color but as a woodworker I don't think wood filler would hold up very long under fire. I would sand it down, saving the dust and mix it with wood glue for a filler.

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    Well, computers issues today so while waiting for system restore and other machinations...I got down to the man cave. Pulled the grips to examine how the halves fit to the frame and thought that a toothpick glued in might get the positioning right. Then as the gap was bigger than toothpick gauge, I used a wood Q tip that I have for cleaning. They might have the position a tad too far forward now...I may mess with it some more later...maybe it needs a toothpick in the front portion to not expose so much of the backstrap. Took a bit of Emery cloth to the brass screw...it's smmother now, but could also have another 1/64 shaved off.

    The best news is that the seller in Thailand credited the entire cost of the grips...it made me feel a little guilty...I may send him half back. Don't be afraid of buying from "the power of change" if they're not right...he will make it right.

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    Wow! That's a great outcome that the seller did a refund. He made it right. That goes a long way in my book. I'd just hang onto my dinero. It's all good...even Steven at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevadabob View Post
    Wow! That's a great outcome that the seller did a refund. He made it right. That goes a long way in my book. I'd just hang onto my dinero. It's all good...even Steven at this point.

    I sent back better than half of the original cost. I am still going to use the product and they do look good now that the fitment issue has been corrected. He's happy...I'm happy. I would certainly do business with him again. The shipment out of Thailand arrived as fast as some domestic orders I've placed.
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    Whoa damn! Other than the wood to metal fit being a little loose, those things look sharp!
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