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Project by Mark posted 07-20-2017 08:33 PM 550 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a small brass cannon I made in Junior High, Jezz that was damn near 50 yrs ago. Any way, I want to make a new carriage for it. More of a field piece than a ships gun. Any thoughts on how I would go about making a pair of wheels for it? I looked at L/V. Their stuff is pretty chunky. Not much luck on line either, and I’d prefer no two buy them.
Thanks.

-- Mark





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Druid

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#1 posted 07-20-2017 09:08 PM

First cannon I’ve seen on LJ’s. Have you thought of using slices off the end of a suitable diameter of dowel? Try holding a short length of the dowel in a vice, or clamp, and drill the hole for the axle before slicing.
I’d like to see the final product.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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NotaJock

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#2 posted 07-20-2017 10:52 PM

spoked wheels: drill a piece of dowel for a hub, drill with holesaw 10% less than desired wheel diameter hole in stock thickness of wheel, discard center of last cut, center hub in hole and glue in spokes cut OD with larger holesaw.
axel and tongue could be drilled into existing mount or?

-- Mike in SoCal

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 07-21-2017 04:01 AM

Beautiful old piece, but you have to add wheels!
I built one about the same time, 50+ years ago, but mine has solid wheels and a crank to set the firing angle.
I wanted to add some canon balls but I could never find the size and color!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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majuvla

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#4 posted 07-21-2017 12:42 PM

So cute and adorable!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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bushmaster

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#5 posted 07-21-2017 01:08 PM

I find when making small parts, the metal lathe works well, more precise, than other methods, hole saw just do a poor job. on wheels for me. Being that small I don’t think spooked wheels would be advisable. but holes drilled would be feasible. I hope to try and build a spooked wheel someday.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 07-21-2017 03:42 PM

Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 07-21-2017 03:49 PM

try THIS GOOD LUCK :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Mark

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#8 posted 07-21-2017 04:12 PM

Ebay! i shoulda known. Thanks GRS.

-- Mark

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