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I brought this 105mm howitzer shell and these two 40mm shells back from the gulf war. There were fired during Desert Storm from one of the AC 130 gunship we had on our base. They have been laying around in my shed collecting dirt. So when I decided to create myself a man cave, I figured I would use them somehow since I had a military theme going. I polished the shells a bit, turned the 105mm out of oak and the 40mm out of maple, painted them, and pressed them into the shell. Finally, I made a nice base to mount them on.





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DanoP

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#1 posted 580 days ago

Well done! Your lettering looks dead on.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 580 days ago

If you look close at the big one, you can see some grain. But the 2 smaller ones look like live rounds. Great job!

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 580 days ago

Great job, thanks for your service

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 580 days ago

What a conversation piece you have made there. Congratulations on a job well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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GerardoArg1

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#5 posted 580 days ago

Well done. Look like real. Excelent work

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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geofftirr

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#6 posted 580 days ago

would it be too tacky to say that these are made to splinter on impact. :P

Nice work…

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eblansfield

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#7 posted 580 days ago

Thanks All. Splintering in impact would probably be against the Geneva Convention; it could cause an infection :-)

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Chris Moellering

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#8 posted 580 days ago

Nicely done.

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Dan

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#9 posted 580 days ago

Love these, my father has shells (a 105mm, and about 5 40mm) and my grandfather had turned a wooden round similar to yours for the 105mm. Never turned any for the 40’s though. Seeing this brings back memories of getting in trouble as a kid for playing with the “big boomer” as we called it lol.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 579 days ago

Wow, it’s da bomb! Cool turnings!

-- Bob A in NJ

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Mean_Dean

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#11 posted 576 days ago

Very nice work!

I’ve got to, a couple of times, stand next to 16”, 2700 lb AP projectiles. A couple of them would look nice in your man cave, too!

-- Dean

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eblansfield

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#12 posted 576 days ago

A couple of 16 inch shells would be awesome but I would need a much bigger lathe :-)

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Knothead62

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#13 posted 575 days ago

Well done and love the GI paint on them. The Japanese used wood bullets in the PTO. A neighbor saw them when his bunch captured some Jap soliders. Knew some who were shot with them.

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eblansfield

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#14 posted 575 days ago

Thanks. A very interesting story. I suppose if you shoot any material hard enough, it will do damage on the other end. Especially at close range.

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