BNewberry, Great job! ~thanks for posting yet also appreciate the notes too. I ordered some hardware to go with building grip panels about a year ago. This is something else have been wanting to experiment with and will, though have never fashioned my own panels before. Worked with wood for 7 or 8 years many many moons ago, not saying that I am an artist at it. Also jave some extra various materials around that could be functional and nice, but I really enjoy wood too, as well as the various FA stock panels. Thanks for tips.
Have an extra rubber grip too, same as yours and gladly use it sometimes when fishing a few different places.