While the past several months have been taken up with fund raising and planning for the future APM Restoration Center, other projects have also been ongoing here at the APM.
One of those was the need for more shelving in the APM "Library of Flight".
APM President Mike Gretz had been working on the planning for the location and construction of a much needed additional book case in the library. It was important for this new book case to reflect the design of those already in place and so with that in mind a small group of volunteers descended on the library to get this additional shelving built.
Saturday morning (Jan 16th) found Mike Lossner, Steve Adkisson, Mark Lancaster and yours truly meeting in Blakesburg for a hearty breakfast. Once back at Antique Airfield we were joined by Mike Gretz and Ben Taylor. All manor of saws, hammers, screw drivers, measuring devices and other implements of construction appeared from the back of pick-ups and the construction process began. Other than a break for lunch, prepared by Marcy Taylor, the construction crew kept up a steady pace with the goal of having the shelves built and trimmed before days end.
Even with a few interruptions including visits by RLT, Harve Applegate and Les Gaskill, as well as a couple of extra trips back to Menards, the eighteen foot long by four foot high set of shelves were indeed completed and ready for sanding, stain and paint by days end.
"Thanks" go to the construction crew as mentioned above, Marcy Taylor for keeping us all feed and watered, and to Scott Fisher and Mike Gretz for their donations to help get this project done.