Wood Cannon

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Project by randomray posted 12-25-2011 04:57 AM 3193 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A scaled wooden cannon I turned when I was 12 years old for a history class project . This was at home not in a shop class . My father was probably surprised I didn’t hurt myself ” I did this when he wasn’t around ” . I did have to have my father show me how to use a parting tool for the wheels . Don’t underestimate young people . LOL !

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 05:15 AM

That is a great project.
I wouldn’t mind trying that myself.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 07:50 AM

That looks like an impressive result for a 12 year old! Very nice.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 08:37 AM

very cool canon. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 01:54 PM

Neat Cannon. They are so much fun to build. I have yet to post any of my cannons. I think I will soon.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 12-25-2011 05:44 PM

First Merry Christmas and happy New Year to everyone . marter1229 , go for it , make that cannon . I’m way past 12 now , but I remember the wheels being the hardest for me . It was my first real turning project . hunter71 , please post your cannons I’d enjoy seeing them and I bet others would too .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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#6 posted 12-25-2011 08:47 PM

That’s a nice piece – and especially for a 12 yr old. Had I tried that a 12, surely something would have gotten damaged, myself and who knows what else.
Along with randomray, I too would like to see your cannons, Hunter71. Post em please.

-- Beavercut

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#7 posted 12-25-2011 09:17 PM

The only lathe I have ever used was when I played around with a machinist micro lathe a friend of mine makes veterinarians surgical tools with. I had lots and lots of fun and ruin a lot of metal.

Seeing that cannon makes me really want a lathe…. maybe Santa will bring me one!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#8 posted 12-26-2011 03:58 AM

Great job. do you have the drawings for that Cannon. Very impressive. Outstanding job, keep up the great work.

-- Ray

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