|Project by FJPetruso||posted 03-30-2008 07:57 PM||7812 views||7 times favorited||17 comments|
This is a project I made for the re-enactments that I attend. I fashioned this “Candy Cannon” after the Civil War era Coehorn Mortar. The candy cannon is loaded with a bit of black powder & some wadding & then topped of with generous handfulls of wrapped candy. You know… butterscotch, mints, taffy, gumballs, etc. When the cannon is ignited & goes off, the candy is launched about tree-top level (about 100 to 150 feet up) & as the candy comes down, the kids then run from BEHIND the candy cannon & chase after all the candy they can find. It’s loads of fun for all the kids… the small ones & us BIG ones! If anyone wishes I can e-mail a short 5 meg video of all us kids having a “blast”.
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"