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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 01-07-2016 07:36 AM 1660 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The same story of the first one except The Big Gun 2 is 70 cm long instead of 40 cm. I enlarged the plan manually by using squares method from 1 square cm to 1.5 that I learnt in the school more than 50 years ago. I had to make the second one because the first one was sold as soon as I finished it.

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

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#1 posted 01-07-2016 08:14 AM

That’s fantastic, Sam. See? You were paying attention in school. I hope some of your teachers pick up on this, so you can rub their noses in it.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 01-07-2016 08:37 AM

That is darn beautiful Sam and great to hear you still used your lessons from school. You have put a lot of great work into the gun and deserve to have that proud look on your face. Well done and thanks for showing.

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

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#3 posted 01-07-2016 08:54 AM

Fantastic looking gun Sam. Most realistic. Will you be making the canon balls to make it operational?

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 01-07-2016 11:44 AM

Woha, that cool Sam

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 01-07-2016 11:58 AM

I really like this..well done

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 01-07-2016 01:00 PM

This is a big un’ and well done as usual ! Would look great on a screened in front porch ! Beautiful ! Where did you find the plans ?

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#7 posted 01-07-2016 02:09 PM

Beautiful gun. It looks very authentic with all it’s details. I like that old looking finish and colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 01-07-2016 02:10 PM

Well better get started building a third one. Because if you offer this one for sale, it’ll be gone like a flash of gunpowder !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 01-07-2016 02:59 PM

Really cool, Sam! I like Jim’s idea of the cannon balls!

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

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#10 posted 01-07-2016 03:07 PM

That is one way cool big gun!
The canon barrel is really nice work but your wheel work got my attention, really sets off the project.

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#11 posted 01-07-2016 03:13 PM

Canon balls might be a problem for some but,
I just went and looked at your other posts so I can see that some fancy canon balls wouldn’t be a problem for you. lol

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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#12 posted 01-07-2016 03:14 PM

Very unique project Sam

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#13 posted 01-07-2016 03:55 PM

Wow, that’s definitely a BIG gun. I agree about starting another one as someone is bound to want to buy this one from you as well. Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#14 posted 01-07-2016 05:07 PM

that is amazing!!!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#15 posted 01-07-2016 05:32 PM

Great looking gun. Nice work on the artwork on the side panels

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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