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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 12-03-2015 12:54 AM 1377 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

THE BIG GUN is a wooden replica of a 40 cm long metal cannon we have for sometimes. I had to modify few things during the process like burning the side design instead of carving it and designing my own barrel rest which was straight bolt. My barrel rest helps keeping the barrel in the middle all the time, as in photo 3. Also, I wrapped the wheels with veneer to enhance them. photo 5 shows all the parts of the cannon. Photo 6 shows the original metal gun and my wooden one.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 12-03-2015 12:56 AM

Nicely Done, Sam!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-03-2015 01:48 AM

That’s a real beauty

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 12-03-2015 01:49 AM

A horrific weapon. A beautiful work of art, Sam.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 12-03-2015 02:01 AM

A Kaboom job on that one Sam! Nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 12-03-2015 02:21 AM

Nice looking cannon, Sam

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#6 posted 12-03-2015 02:25 AM

Looks great Sam, I have made a few cannons over the years. Fun builds.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 12-03-2015 02:47 AM

Very nice work as always Sam.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 12-03-2015 03:16 AM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 12-03-2015 03:24 AM

I love your projects

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#10 posted 12-03-2015 05:20 AM

Nice job on it, Sam!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 12-03-2015 06:38 AM

Nice work Sam. The wheels look especially good ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 12-03-2015 07:33 AM

Nice Job as usual… COOL cannon & base!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 12-03-2015 10:38 AM

A real class job Sam, amazing what you come up with. A great project and thanks for showing.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#14 posted 12-03-2015 11:02 AM


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 12-03-2015 11:42 AM

Really unique! The wheels are intriguing to me as to how you did it on such a small scale. BTW, I got a bang out of the cannon. lol

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