More on the Library

This post actually has more to do with then just the library. All the walls around the patio and the area below it have been sheathed and the windows installed. A great deal of work was accomplished this last weekend.

Started water proofing the new deck.

The cross over between the stairs and the deck […]

The new library part 4

Saturday was spent working on the deck for phase 2 of the library. All new 2×10’s were set in place and 1″ tongue and grove plywood set in place.

With the deck in place there are a couple of small issues that need to be address then the walls for the porch […]

The Library part2

Work on the library has started in earnest. The worst thing about the Library build is that the back hoe broke and everything had to be accomplished by hand.

The footer was dug and poured by had using my mixer. The framing was built and then the stem wall was poured.

Ready for concrete for […]

The new Library Part 1

Step one of this whole process was to build a new store room so I could move and organize the old store room which would then be part of the new library building, confused yet I am.

The old store room was a disaster and something need to be done.

A slab was put […]

Weekend up date 3-30-15

Well the weekend is over and the library is dome. We went through all the boxes, except gun magazines, and have found a place for most of them. What a long day. Here are the pictures of the results.

Sheet metal and Naval manuals.


welding and machining

foundry, blacksmithing and knife making.

wood working […]

Up date on the library

My last post on my library and the mess that it was in hit a few off note cords around here. No access to a great deal of my reference library and the mess all the rooms were in really pushed my buttons. Then boom I get a call from a general contractor ,that I […]

Welcome to the Library

A while back I read a post at one blogs that I go to everyday and he was chatting about his library. So I thought I would go into a little more detail about Gun Labs reference library. This last weekend in the update I showed a picture of the new file cabinets that I […]

Weekend up date 3-23-15

Busy weekend. A number of small and large projects were completed this weekend so lets get to the list.

The first was completing the painting in the fab shop. This is what it looked like.

And this is how it looks now.

I hope to work on the last of the lighting next weekend.

The […]

Weekend trip part 3, looking at gun rooms

While on the trip I wanted to look and photograph a few guns for up coming posts. The owners were nice enough to let me take pictures of their gun room and post them. No address or names but some interesting weapons. I enjoy looking at gun rooms from the smallest to the largest. Some […]

Thursday Library AR-16

This post is about one the AR-16. To say that it is rare is an understatement. The only two known rifles are in the Reed Knight collections. Mr. Knight was nice enough to allow me to take some pictures of this interesting rifle.

A couple of close ups of the two different receivers.