I’ve decided to try and make my own grips for my Smith & Wesson model 10-8. I have some Red Oak, Poplar and Elm at my house. Are any of those suitable for some scales? And if so which would be best? And if not what wood should I use?
Red Oak is suitable and would make some nice stocks.
I’m not sure about what’s best, but I made a guitar pick guard by making plywood out of wood veneer for my son. It came out pretty good and you can use different woods.
Just a different idea to throw out there.
I,ve used Texas Live Oak for grips on knives and tools the stuffs super dense and hard wearing and would be my personal choice for the project. Between the materials listed though it would be between the oak and elm and would depend what the individual pieces of wood looked like
Between the red oak and the elm I’d have to square up the log to see what it looks like. Had a bunch of elm die on the property over the last couple of years.