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Gun carriage for a rescued canon barral

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Project by rilanda posted 05-11-2017 10:32 AM 509 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this gun carriage from European Oak about two years ago. It was made for a friend who had found the bronze gun barrel and wanted to mount it for display purposes. After some investigation I discovered that the barrel was a model of a navel cannon so it called for a navel gun carriage.The barrel is about 280 mm long and approx 50 mm diam at the mussel the bore is about 12 mm and it is very heavy. The carriage is made from oak including the wedge for elevating the barrel, all the brass mounting brackets were made by hand. the carriage received a Tudor Oak stain before being finished with melamine lacquer. It now sits proudly on display in my friends home.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 05-11-2017 10:37 AM

A great addition to the Lilliputian artillery. Good job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 05-11-2017 11:45 AM

Super cool project and nicely done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Brit

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#3 posted 05-11-2017 12:33 PM

Great job Bill. A nicely proportioned and well-made carriage. Oak was a good choice as it compliments the look of the barrel well.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 05-11-2017 04:29 PM

Nice work.
Looks historically right and adds a lot to the look of the piece too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#5 posted 05-11-2017 06:24 PM

That’s a great looking cannon carriage—I’ll bet your friend loves it and is proud to show it off!

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

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