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grahamaham 11-03-2019 03:51 PM

1/3 scale build progress
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Hello all
I am going to start uploading progress picture as I finally begin building my 1/3 scale 1841 6 pndr. I purchased the cannon in August or so and immediately found the forum, Northwoods Neil has been helping me throughout the process. The task of building the No 1 Field carriage is turning out to take many many hours as I expected from all the forum members posts. I welcome any comments or concerns from all the members! I hoped to see how others did it but in the reference section all the links seem to e old and broken and immediately redirect you to the GBO main page everytime a reference link is clicked. I was excited when I saw the CJ's 1/3 project links hoping to follow that build as I progressed with mine but they too are all bad links now, Maybe I'm missing something? Anyways here we go!

grahamaham 11-03-2019 03:53 PM

Barrel is 21 inches

grahamaham 11-03-2019 03:57 PM

trail and cheeks
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building the carriage trail and cheeks

grahamaham 11-03-2019 04:09 PM

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Beginning of trunnion straps

grahamaham 11-03-2019 04:11 PM

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Assembled for a quick picture

grahamaham 11-03-2019 04:15 PM

Next week will be the chin and key bolts. I have searched the forum in the top right using those key words and haven't found any posts on the process of making them. Can someone give me some pointers?

zulu 11-03-2019 06:13 PM

What kind of wood are you using?
Is that oak?

grahamaham 11-03-2019 10:30 PM

Yes the cheeks are oak, the trail is pine for a prototype. I have read what y'all have said in the past about using oak versus pine on these.

rollingblock 11-04-2019 07:55 PM

Looking good, keep up the good work, these take alot of time. When I did my 1/3 scale I used 1/4" bolts , made the key and chin heads seperately and welded them together. Then grind and file work.

northwoodneil 11-04-2019 08:02 PM

It's coming along fine. Pine is a whole lot cheaper to figure out your angles and depth of cuts. When the pine piece it perfect use it to set your saw for making the oak one. Don't throw away the prototypes, 1 cannon seems to lead to another.

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