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Carbon Tube Question
Posted by: Robert Ford (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: February 05, 2019 01:29AM

Hello all. So I am about to build on a NFC ST 964-2 ,casting,and I was looking into the sanded filament wound carbon tubes from
Rock West Composites,and I have a general idea of how I want the rear butt to be,with an Alps MVT seat,but the foregrip has me
puzzled. I know I could just use a 2.5 inch section of the tube and trim the ends out with eva or some sort of material but I really
want a tapered foregrip like on the Black Widow handles from Edge. I'm just not advanced enough to figure out how to fabricate
something along those lines and I have searched high and low to no avail. I really like the look of the sanded filament tubes. I
figured it couldn't hurt to ask here,as I'm not sure whether Rock West could fabricate something like this seeing how I won't be
ordering in bulk.I really want this rod to look classy,and the non tapered foregrips look clunky to me.Thank you . This site has taught
me more than I could ever repay.

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Re: Carbon Tube Question
Posted by: Robert Ford (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: February 05, 2019 05:50PM

I guess my question is where can I find a tutorial on making foregrips like these,if at all possible,or where can I buy such a grip?

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Re: Carbon Tube Question
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: February 05, 2019 06:06PM

The Black Widow tubes of any shape are hand laid up from the same prepeg used in the rods. They tear off strips and hand spiral them on a mandrel.

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Re: Carbon Tube Question
Posted by: Robert Ford (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: February 05, 2019 07:54PM

I know how they make them but unfortunately they are not for sale and I can't make a handle like that . I may have to settle for something else.

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