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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:02 pm 
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Turning this into three carriages.

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That will look like this when finished.

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I am waiting on one of the brass barrels from the guy that makes them for me.
One of these is sold already.
One of the carriages is going to the guy that makes the barrels.
And one of them is for stock. The guy is making yet another barrel for me.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:07 pm 
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Just out of curiosity, were actual canon ever made with brass barrels?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:19 pm 
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Dennis,
Early cannon were made of cast iron or bronze.
Brass has a different chemical makeup than bronze.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:59 pm 
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Ready for final sanding then on to stain.
Metal will be painted.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:47 am 
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awesome work! those little metal parts don't look easy to make.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:07 am 
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kylerk wrote:
awesome work! those little metal parts don't look easy to make.



I cut them out of 1" X 1/8" flat bar with an angle grinder. Not hard, just tedious!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:46 pm 
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Three carriages worth. Only one barrel though.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:15 pm 
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Got them finished!

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Fantastic work Zulu, what are the dimensions of the carriages and barrels?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:47 pm 
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Paul,
The barrels are 13" long. Carriage is 14" long.
Barrel weighs 17 lbs.

You can see a video of this type of cannon shooting a blank charge here.
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Once again, incredibly sturdy and beautiful work...

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