Update on fluting the VG1-5 barrels

The better part of this last year has been spent on the VG1-5 barrel fluting system. A great deal of work has been spent coming up with new designs for the fluting press. A number of prototypes have been made and abandon. In addition the actual fluting tool has been redesign more times then I […]

CNC Router update

Wally, a friend of gun lab, has spent a great deal of time trying to sort out all the issues between Mach 4, the smooth stepper board, and windows 10. To say that it has been a challenge would be a major understatement. There have been 214 upgrades to the smooth stepper board alone plus […]

Another weekend has come and gone

A number of projects have been worked on this weekend. I took a number of pictures and videos but I just wanted to share this with you instead. The work for the weekend is done and my wife and I are setting on our patio enjoying this beautiful Arizona evening.

I will try and make […]

Testing the Gerat 06 prototypes

I spent Saturday out at the shooting area testing the 3 Gerat 06 prototypes.

There is the standard to set the example by and that is the MP-44.

Starting at the top is the 2nd prototype.

2nd down is the STG 45

3rd down is the MP-44

4th is the 1st model prototype


More work on the cnc router

The majority of the mechanical work on the router is completed. Now comes the aggravating part, and that is getting the computer to correctly operate it.

Wally, a friend of gun lab, just spent part of his Sunday helping to get it operational.

There are a number of issues that have to be addressed. Starting […]

The forge

Most of this summer has been working on projects that have been hanging around and needed to be finished. We took in a number of outside jobs to pay the bills. The cash flow issue allowed only the projects that required no money to be accomplished. This lead to a number of items being completed […]

Completed the anvil stand

The new anvil stand is finally finished. The wheel supports are some scrap steel that was sized to and then bored out and threaded for a 5/8 shoulder bolt


The wheels actually came from old floor jacks that I retrieved from a dumpster and then bored out the bolt size on my lathe.

Now […]

Shirley’s WalMart for metal

Due to the number and types of projects we work on here at Gun Lab a great deal of raw material is used. For those of you that build projects you understand the cost of material. For that reason not much is thrown out here. Generally most items can be used as is or re-purposed […]

3 day weekend fun time.

It is Saturday night of a three day weekend and already the fun has started.

I have not chatted about the kitchen for awhile but today I finished a major project that I have been putting off. I finished piping the gas to the new stove top. This should make Axel happy.

Eat your heart […]

Dealer Showroom deals

Here are a few of the interesting items that I found at Dealer Showroom.

The first and really exciting item is a brand new AR-10 Sudanese hand guard.

There are still 2 of them left.

I am working on a couple of Enfield projects and was able to pick up a few items toward […]