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Old 04-20-2015, 12:33 PM
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Tulsa and the great donar hunt

Returned for Tulsa where I found several actions, actually three 700 Rem BDL gun for actions, 2 LA and one SA for custom bolt guns at $1,200. Then I picked up a SOTA 7.62x39 in the box upper with a BCGS that cost me $210. That was a this for that trade with a sale that gave me a $100 credit. See about making a 30 Grendel (30 AR-X) out of it. So Now when the shop gets finished I will have inventory to work with. The AC and heat will be installed tomorrow.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:24 AM
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Good sized building!
Post some pics of the inside when you get it set up.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:04 PM
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Well, I have started installing the cabinets, got the Bridgeport in and the 14x40 gear head lathe ordered. The building is 40x45. This is the inside of the metal shop area which is 20x45ft. The yellow pine counter top was installed on the base cabinets yesterday, two opposite grain 2x12s with a 1x2 glued between them then a 2x8 glued and screwed as a back splash. Yellow pine for those outside the south, is stronger than steel by weight. the setup for a counter top is one very stout slab of wood.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:13 PM
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This is the wood shop area, it is 25x20. The stock blanks are in a wood rack made of yellow pine, shelves of yellow pine for short two piece stocks and forearm blanks. The stock blanks on the floor at the right are exhibition Turkish Walnut.
The cabinets will have a cabinet top like the cabinets in the metal shop area.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:38 PM
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This is the reloading room, about 20x20 with the window looking down the range which is 200 meters with a 15ft high berm at the end. The window now has a solid steel 1 inch square welded bar system. Note the epoxy covering on the floor throughout the building. The cabinets are setting on the floor still in their boxes. The L shaped counter top will be as the one described for the metal shop.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:54 PM
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This is the storm room, totally inside the building it has 18 inch reinforced 4.6K psi fiber create floor, 8 inch ceiling and walls with a 3 hour reinforced fire door. The rack is the prototype muzzle down rack. Finished the bottom bar has 1 inch deep by 1 inch wide muzzle holders, screwed and glued to the bottom and front.

The back portion will have 2 cots, shelves for storage of food and water, batteries, TV and communication equipment plus the camera equipment with power backup. The pegboard is for the shelves plus, first aid, knives and handguns.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:57 PM
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Old 09-16-2015, 06:55 AM
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That is a dream building! Looks great!
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:06 AM
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Dang, that puts a new twist on 'lil grassshack'....NICE.
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:54 PM
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Thanks guys, when I get to finally retiring, I want to have a shop built and fixed up like I want, so I can keep from getting bored to death. I am one of those folks that can not sit still if daylight is burning. I have to be doing something.
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Thought you guys might like to see some improvements.
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Old 12-04-2015, 03:24 PM
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This is the wood shop area L. With the reloading room 32 feet cabinets set including the 2x8 glued together tops with back splash on the R, the wife and I set the cabinets and finished them.
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Old 12-04-2015, 04:10 PM
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There's some NICE looking wood in those blanks!
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:39 PM
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Very nice pictures

I like a story with a happy ending. All the best...
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