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rebuilding a cannon #1: whole log or laminate a tail on a cannon.

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Blog entry by rf58 posted 01-06-2015 03:52 AM 1416 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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i plan on rebuilding a operational cannon —tail …..... planned on using the center out of a oak log but it was suggested that i use laminated boards———using tightbond 3 …. the dimentions are 8” by 8 feet long——

does anyone have suggestions for this project…

-- rf58, Illinois



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#1 posted 01-06-2015 02:41 PM

Lamination will be stronger. The wheels will be the real trick. Wheelwrights were a very skilled trade.

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#2 posted 01-06-2015 08:12 PM

we are getting the wheels from the wana wheels at shipshewana in.

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#3 posted 01-06-2015 10:45 PM

This is gonna be awesome! Ka-Boom. :) I’d use white Oak for sure.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 01-21-2015 04:30 AM

THESE ARE THE BOARDS FOR THE TRAIL

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#5 posted 01-21-2015 04:56 AM

Yeah buddy.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#6 posted 02-04-2015 05:17 AM

WE GOT THE WHEELS FROM SHIPSHEWANA IN. AND NOW WE ARE MAKING A ACTUAL SIZE MOCK UP .. WITH OUR BARREL SHORTER THAN THE PAROTT RIFLE WE HAVE UP TOWN WE HAVE DOWNSIZED OUR WHEELS TO 50 ’ INSTEAD OF 57 SO WE WILL BE TRYING TO KEEP THE RIGHT PROPORTIONS THROUGH OUT THE BUILD. FIRST WE WILL START ON THE TRUNUON BEARINGS.

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#7 posted 04-06-2015 04:48 AM

shows getting started on glue up of the trail and iron trim on the cheeks
had some problems with the gluing—- when we spread it= tight bond 3 it liked curdled when we spread it——it was in a heated building but only 50 degrees we have one spot on 7 glue ups that failed for about 12 inches it just like opened up

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#8 posted 09-14-2015 05:23 AM

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