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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:45 pm 
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A while back I posted pictures of a copy of the Come And Take It cannon that I made. My copy was made out of wood and replicated all the measurements of the original piece in the Gonzales, Texas museum.

A few months back, I had the chance to photograph my replica next to the original gun. All with the museum's permission of coarse.

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Shortly after visiting the museum I sold that copy. It was the second one I have sold.

I just finished another one. These things are pretty cool, especially to a Texas history buff.
This new one will be on my website shortly for $600.

Zulu


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WOW! That is sooo cheap for that degree of craftsmanship. Very Impressive. I really appreciate the fact that you market your passion and keep it thriving. So happy you joined our little community....I look forward to your posts.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:01 pm 
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Thanks Don,
It seems like there is not the traffic on this site that there used to be.
I enjoy posting here.
Maybe it will pick up.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:26 am 
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Awesome piece of work. I'm curious how you textured the cannon from the wood to the rusty metal look?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:06 pm 
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FD_Cox wrote:
Awesome piece of work. I'm curious how you textured the cannon from the wood to the rusty metal look?



Floyd,
My lovely assistant does all my paint work.
After a base coat of oil base paint, and while it is still wet, she lightly sprinkles fine sand strategically over the barrel.
Then the rest is faux painting with a rag and various colors.
The metal was heated red hot and beat with a ballpein hammer. Then it was cleaned with a wire brush.
A light coat of yellow mustard mixed with a little vinegar and salt is rubbed on by hand.
Then I just left it outside where the dew would keep it damp all night. Next I just washed off the mustard residue and it was finished. I did add a couple of coats of Formby's oil.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:17 pm 
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Pretty sure you have this covered, but I'm curious how you prevent the wood barrels you make from checking/splitting.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:27 pm 
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Gene,
I have never had a problem. I do try to keep it out of the sun.
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That's amazing work, it actually looks like a rusty old cannon. :thumbup:


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Always amazed at your cannons.

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