Screw head timing

Brant

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I'm making a new set of grips for this old Ruby. I will be cutting a new set of screws for the grips and I do intend to "Time" the screw heads.

Any suggestions on the "proper" orientation for the screw slots? Should they be vertical, horizontal, or in line with the grips? Images follow.
 

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mitch

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i vote for inline with the grips since the fore & aft edges appear to be parallel. if they weren't you might need to consider other options, but as it is that would look best.
 

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I like inline also...........................are you going to engrave them too?
 

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Per your drawing...inline...as long as the slots are in line with each other they will look right. Brian's photo looks like inline to me per your drawings...they look just right.
 

rmgreen

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I did these vertical
I would call this timing as "in-line" or parallel to the grip angle. Vertical would be perpendicular to the bore from my perspective. Whatever you call it it looks "right". The grip inlays and work are simply outstanding.
 

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Thank you all. I really appreciate the feed back.

Sometimes the obvious is not all that obvious, hence the value of your collective feed back. This group is like having a live encyclopedia.
 

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also I've noticed sometimes a wheelborrow full of stuff......................not me tho!!!! not much
 

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