You may recall that our own Mike Mers and his buddy Neil traveled to Nebraska to visit with Dave Erikson (http://www.conditionone.us) and build a 1911 pistol.
Good news the frame of the beautiful pistol they worked on came back from Hard Chroming yesterday! Below are the pictures and as you can see, the Nighthawk Custom frame looks spectacular.
Totally drool worthy. Of course, I feel that ache in my soul that I have absolutely no ability to craft anything out of any material other than Play-Doh, and even then, I have a hard time making anything other than snowmen or snakes. I truly wish I could learn how to take a solid piece of aluminum and turn it into something as useful as a 1911.
I don't know if that's something I'll ever be able to afford to do, but I'd love to try at some point.