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12 pounder cannon

Article about: i'm glad you folks like the cannon. i'm not a model builder usually. i dont think i put together many model kit's even as a kid. i have made a few knives over the years, mostly for throwing.

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    Hi Gents, I saw the thread on the 6 pounder and was impressed. So I would like to add something i built last winter. A chatter friend sent me the barrel. He made it years back out of navy brass. He went on to bigger cannons and offerd this barrel to me. I never built a cannon before, so I found some pictures to go by. Obviously it's not your regular design, I wanted it to be a little different, so I cut out small brass decorations for the sides. Not really worth the effort. It is a .50 cal cannon. Here is the youtube link to its being fired:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHdaSyemY3I
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    Lovely peice of work. I think the decoration was worthwhile

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thank You Ade,
    it was a fun project. i need to find another functional barrel now.

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    That's work to be proud of! Very nice.

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    Hi Andrew,that`s a great looking model,the one I posted as a 6 pounder is actually modelled after a 12 pound Napolean,I made a typo when I posted it .Maybe Ade will change the title?Keep up the good work and show us any other models you have made.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Superb skills my friend......superb.

    Steve T

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    What a fantastic piece mate , i love it , cheers Raymond

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    thanks for the great responce guy's. that was my first try at making a cannon. i drew up a pattern for the wood based on the size of the barrel, trying to get close as i could to scale. a friend of mine had some nice walnut wood i used for the carrage. hard stuff. i finall found brass stock at a hardware store. i think next time i'll go with thinner brass. the brass i used was a real chore forming it to the trunion mounts in the wood. the brass decorations i hand cut out.
    i really enjoy taking it out with my son and shooting it. it throws a .50 cal ball pretty good with 80 grains of powder. puts holes through a metel bucket.

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    Hi Andrew,
    I looked at the youtube thread, amazing i would love to fire that,
    you have built a great model and to fire it as well. the design i think is just right and the brass work was worth it, It looks good.
    please show other models you have made.
    dave.

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    very nice piece of work that thanks for the video

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