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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 04-05-2016 07:34 AM 1012 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Big Bang is an unfortunate cannon when something went wrong and exploded. The idea had started as a joke when some friends and I were talking about a previous cannon I made few months ago. Somebody, jokingly, mentioned ” exploded cannon ”. I thought about it and said to myself ” Why not ? ” And here I am with my exploded cannon.

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

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#1 posted 04-05-2016 08:02 AM

very good!

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

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#2 posted 04-05-2016 08:10 AM

That’s beyond spectacular, Sam. What a mind, what a mind.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 04-05-2016 09:25 AM

Why not!? Very good and original idea. Not everything need to be perfect, I mean not exploded.Very authentic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-05-2016 09:57 AM

That is terrific Sam, definitely the creator of wooden wonders. Will need a barrel change on that one. Well done.

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

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#5 posted 04-05-2016 10:51 AM

Very nicely done. Awesome job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 04-05-2016 01:08 PM

Glad you weren’t hurt ;^)

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

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#7 posted 04-05-2016 04:35 PM

Ahhh, something most of us wouldn’t think of, but it happened. Neat Sam.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 04-05-2016 05:18 PM

This is a beautifully crafted project. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 04-05-2016 06:15 PM

really unusual,mate
perfect in its imperfections
greetings ,Bambi

-- bambi

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#10 posted 04-05-2016 06:42 PM



Nice work.

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

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#11 posted 04-05-2016 08:41 PM

That’s very neat! Nice job.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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#12 posted 04-05-2016 11:04 PM

Wow, nice work Sam

Known in the “Big” Gun world Artillery as a gun premature.
Glad to see your OK and obviously you were out of the Blast Zone at the time.
Still it would have given you a scare no doubt.
They possibly even heard that one at Holsworthy
How was your hearing afterwards?

-- Regards Robert

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#13 posted 04-05-2016 11:43 PM

Great looking cannon—glad you weren’t hurt in the explosion!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 04-06-2016 12:21 AM

I but you got a charge out of that one Sam.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 04-06-2016 07:44 AM

It happens when you shoot with mud or snow in the barrel. Gotta be more careful Sam ;-)

-- 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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