|Project by animal||posted 08-16-2012 12:53 AM||1558 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Sorry I have been gone awhile, but it gets really hot here and not much fun sweating all over your projects.
But I thought I would post a project I did some time back, okay maybe a long time back. This is a scale replica of a naval cannon, that I made. I cast the barrel from aluminum and bored it on a lathe, with a touch hole for firing. It shoots a 32 caliber ball or mostly I shoot just the wadding for effect. It is great fun at parties and such. The frame is made from walnut with tapered pins to hold the wheels on. The metal parts are copper rods bent into a circle and screwed to the walnut. There is a wedge in the back to raise or lower the elevation for firing out of port holes in the ship.
I also am working on a larger scaled model of a Gribaval field siege cannon from about the civil war era. I will post pics and notes at a later date.
Thanks for viewing, ya’ll.
-- Dme: My wife puts up with the noise, sawdust and staining. Got to love her.