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Old 03-02-2010, 01:14 PM
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I decided I needed a cannon! I found some prints for a 1835 Mountain Cannon and reduced them to 37% (golf ball bore)

#1 raw stock. 1144 stressproof
#2 facing end
#3 pilot drill
#4 big drill
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:19 PM
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#1 boring
#2 Starting to turn OD
#3 Turning muzzle band
#4 Turning taper of barrel
#5 Taper done
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:23 PM
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#1 flipped and facing
#2 band OD
#3 Relieved for cascabel
#4 Taper of breech end. I had to bust out some long forgotten trig to get the angle
#5 Cascabel. My ball turner would not fit this lathe so I did it freehand
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:24 PM
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#1 clearing breech band
#2 relieving
#3 Out of the lathe ready for trunnions
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:37 PM
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Very nice Cav, every well thought out household needs a cannon and a moat Making a present for the Ski Lodge are ya?
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Very nice Cav, every well thought out household needs a cannon and a moat Making a present for the Ski Lodge are ya?
Pretty much. Wonder how long the mountains will ring with the echo?
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they ought to be glad you're making the cannon. Seems like it would do a good job in controlling avalanche conditions
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Nice work, you want to make noise get a Harley.

Just for curiosity, mic the od. in three places before you fire it. write that down for the future.
As it's used you maybe-may be able to detect expansion in the barrel over time.
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Did you make an accurate rendition of a "1835 mountain Howitzer" with a reduced powder chamber?
Are you going to make a period 1835 carriage?
There's a black powder cannon forum over on "Graybeard.com".
They have a lot of info on Mountain howitzers.
I got information from there and made a "Golf ball Mortar".
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Did you make an accurate rendition of a "1835 mountain Howitzer" with a reduced powder chamber?
Are you going to make a period 1835 carriage?

Yes, the print showed everything in its entirety. Every thing was reduced to scale (37%)

I am not a big fan of the horse drawn carriage style. Good for display not too good for flopping over on the lawn. I am thinking more of a wheel-less naval carriage that I can stake into the ground solid. Cheap and sleezy.
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