So I was at the HOA Barbecue yesterday and several folks were talking and asking about the mortar I fired and asking about my other cannons. I was telling about them and mentioned that I had built some and had others built for me. Of course I was asked "who" built them? I mentioned the various people involved and of course how "a guy in Houston" built a couple of carriages for me, the same guy that is building the Carriage to mount the Alamo's cannon on. One guy said he has seen that cannon. (has that gun been on display?) There were a lot of "wow", "Cool" and "awesome", "what's his name". Name given.
I think our carriages need the new style builders label, "Maker of the Alamo Carriage."
The Alamo 16 pounder that I am building the carriage for was on display on a concrete block for at least 50 years before they sent it to Texas A&M for conservation.
The carriage will be finished totally by tomorrow.
It will weigh close to 1600 lbs.
It is in my carport getting touch up paint by my lovely assistant right now.
I am trying to set up a delivery date of 7/16. I should have confirmation of that by tomorrow.
If I can roll it out, I will get pictures of it in my driveway. I figure the back of the trail weighs close to 300 lbs.
I have to lift that onto a furniture dolly to be able to move it.
I can lift it with my engine hoist.
The trailer I'm hauling it on has a winch.
Of coarse, I'll get plenty of pictures of the barrel installation.