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Old April 1st, 2017, 02:38 PM   #1
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Does This Qualify?? See Updated Finished Pictures!

Been working on this for a few months now - getting close to completed. Built from scratch - every piece. Lots of steel and lots of wood.

Almost there - had some axle nuts done, but wasn't happy with the threading, so I'll start over on those today.....ordered the steel for the flats around the wheel today. Hopefully get started next week on that. I do have a weekend of shooting planned for the 7th - 9th, so that will (of course) take priority.

Did a little background noise editing in the pic, but basically here is where I am at .....I did get some axle nut work done today......

I have lots of pictures of steps along the way but won't bore you all with that unless there is some interest....

So......yay` or nay`?? Qualify as wood and steel??







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Old April 1st, 2017, 02:51 PM   #2
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I guess that counts!

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Old April 1st, 2017, 03:15 PM   #3
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It only counts if you have the shot and powder.

Looks GREAT.

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Old April 1st, 2017, 03:16 PM   #4
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What artillery piece is it modeled after?

Scale?

Is it built to be actually fired and what caliber?

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Old April 1st, 2017, 03:21 PM   #5
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looks nice brass
thanks for sharing your little cannon with us.

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Old April 1st, 2017, 04:03 PM   #6
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Looks like steel and wood to me! I'd be interested in pics!

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That will wake the neighborhood up!

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Old April 1st, 2017, 05:41 PM   #8
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Yeah.....it's a mini cannon I guess. OAL is 22" and bore is 1.25". It is (or should I say WILL BE) a firing cannon after some testing as a signal cannon first. Not modeled after anything in particular - except a picture I saw on the internet that struck my fancy. I've had the bar stock for well over 20 years, but never the time, opportunity, or tools to turn one down and bore it that deep. This year I finally got the bar cut to size and decided I'd better get going on it - I ain't getting any younger! It was more of a challenge thing than a desire. I was actually quite worried about tackling it - especially the wheels - but fear is a state of mind they say.....

It is to scale if the picture I modeled after was to scale (chuckle) - and yes, I have black powder and BP substitutes here as I shoot BP pistols and rifles too......I have a lead on some molds for projectiles, and lots of lead alloy ingots available from a private source.......

Won't bother my neighbors here at home, but up at hunting camp? Guess we'll find out, but we've been shooting tannerite up there for over 10 years now - they know me already and expect noise once they here the first shots fired on day one. Nearest neighbor is 1/2 mile away - only two of them. Then its over a mile for the rest......

It was fun building, and a learning experience for sure......not sure if I'd go through it again though......I'll see if I can get some pics in my folder soon showing progression.....

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Old April 1st, 2017, 05:51 PM   #9
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I like it! Take a video when you shoot it if you can.

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Old April 1st, 2017, 05:56 PM   #10
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Is it rifled or a smooth bore? That's one pretty stove pipe. Thanks for sharing.

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Old April 1st, 2017, 06:09 PM   #11
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It's a smoothy.....I've added a number of pics to my album "Cannon Project" for those interested in seeing some of the steps along the way.....

You can rest assured there will be videos when we fire it - probably sometime in late May or mid - June.....

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Old April 2nd, 2017, 03:46 AM   #12
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Looks great, would like to see the video of you shooting it!

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Wow, it surely is a thing of beauty. Nice work !!!

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Old April 2nd, 2017, 05:50 PM   #14
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Id like to see you take a deer with it!

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Old April 3rd, 2017, 10:03 AM   #15
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I'd rather think of it as a mobile "Claymore"... wadding and "shot" since it's a smoothbore, or layer and align some finishing nails in a 1.25" tube with melted paraffin, for a wicked "BeeHive" effect...

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