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Well, not too historically correct by any measure but it has brought a lot of oohs's and aah's to family gatherings and echoed up and down the valley heralding the birth of a nation every forth of July for over forty years. I made it from 316 stainless steel, 2" bore. I made a bunch of them, this was the biggest. The carriage is just hem-fir lumber yard wood and wheels from a farm implement junk yard.
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Well, not too historically correct by any measure but it has brought a lot of oohs's and aah's to family gatherings and echoed up and down the valley heralding the birth of a nation every forth of July for over forty years. I made it from 316 stainless steel, 2" bore. I made a bunch of them, this was the biggest. The carriage is just hem-fir lumber yard wood and wheels from a farm implement junk yard.
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Way cool! Nice photo, the woods there look relaxing! (When there's not a cannon being fired!):)
 

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Fine looking field piece! With that handsome rig I’d be band sawing out wood to clamp on to form rims and spokes.
 

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Fine looking field piece! With that handsome rig I’d be band sawing out wood to clamp on to form rims and spokes.
Phil, that is something I started on about thirty years + ago and seem to get side tracked with regularity, I'll have to look around and see if I can find my parts.
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Well, not too historically correct by any measure but it has brought a lot of oohs's and aah's to family gatherings and echoed up and down the valley heralding the birth of a nation every forth of July for over forty years. I made it from 316 stainless steel, 2" bore. I made a bunch of them, this was the biggest. The carriage is just hem-fir lumber yard wood and wheels from a farm implement junk yard.
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I bet that thing is a monster boom! Super cool profile too!
 

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Very nice cannon, if you compress the charge more you will get a bigger bang.
I'm not sure its bigger but it is sharper. I like the low thunderous boom I get with a lot of paper towels firmly tamped. instead of rammed tight.
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Well, not too historically correct by any measure but it has brought a lot of oohs's and aah's to family gatherings and echoed up and down the valley heralding the birth of a nation every forth of July for over forty years. I made it from 316 stainless steel, 2" bore. I made a bunch of them, this was the biggest. The carriage is just hem-fir lumber yard wood and wheels from a farm implement junk yard.
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There is, believe it or not, an actual cannon that had wheels almost exactly like these. One is on display at a park in Phoenixville, Pa., there was a foundry there during the Civil War and beyond, Phoenix Steel. It was a type cannon to be rolled off of ships, I don't recall the exact nomenclature. I have a beautiful snapshot of it, but don't/can't post on line, but maybe you can find in on the web. When I 1st saw the gun on an elevated base, I thought it was a hokey made up thing, but a pal who is very knowledgeable about cannons indicated it's verity. (The tube in question is a bronze original barrel. So, your model is not all that far off!
 

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Shucks! Have to keep searching for this parts.:dunno:
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