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I picked up a new howitzer (2.25 bore) and will need to make a new limber box and implements. To save time is there anyone producing a proper worm for a good price? I believe I should be able to use a thick nap roller for my swabs unless someone has a better idea. Any suggestions for a vent brush?
 

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Its just a basic tube on a poorly built carriage (hern's Spanish howitzer). Ill post some pics when its done.
 

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Congrats on your piece. If you're not already subscribed, I suggest The Artilleryman Magazine, www.artillerymanmagazine.com. All time periods, vendors, ideas, and most importantly, safety. Two Dill's pipe cleaners folded in half and twisted together will clean the vent. Please keep us updated on your project!
 

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This isn't a "project" just something to clean up and make work. Its a boring little piece to be honest but a bore I haven't worked with before so I need new implements and limber box. Most of what is out there is civil war and more boring. Here is the last cannon "project" I was part of where we poured roughly 350 pounds of bronze to form a shell that had a steel barrel placed inside of.
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My current "project" is an early carronade that I have a master pattern finished as well as waxes ready to be cast in solid bronze.
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The one on the left is done in concrete and was a run we did out of the mold
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Thanks for the heads up, a worm was going to run me 150 give or take so I started building my own today
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Even before paint I was teaching him never to be in front, proper loading, and safety. You should have seen him at Searles as he would stand behind the axle to show off that he knew what the tools did. Yes, he would brush the vent and prick the charge.
 

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