gmurphy, do me a big favor, log in so you can see all the pics, and look on page 4 or 5 of this forum. Read: Confederate Mortar Base,Please Help With Info........... then we'll see about getting some plans to ya.gmurphy said:Lance,
Can i get the plans for you base?
gmurphy, glad you found the thread, it makes me feel bad when folks ask for plans,and i have to tell them i don't have any and didn't use any. it's the truth ya know now........let's see to your questions: you'll love this........ i made the handles out of gutter spikes, those very long nails, not the galvinized ones! anyway they were soft and easy to bend and make into handles. the long bolts were 3 foot sections of all thread rod, from the hardware store. i had to find something to cut to the right lenghts. there are no screws! or glue! The DADO cuts in the side rails and the 5 main side bolts hold the whole thing together, works great too! might have to take it apart one day for re-painting........frame rails for the golf ball mortar are 15" long x 4 1/2" tall x 1 1/2" thick. you'll have the figure out what looks best for your mortar tube- on the spacing for the 3 cross runners. also you'll have to figure the trunnion hole, you want to drill it so that your tube ends up at a 45 deg angle resting on the front cross runner. hope this helps, good luck with my somewhat kinda plans ;D......... post a pic if you build it, like to see how it turns out.gmurphy said:lance,
thanks, I read the thread and have a couple of questions since there are no plans. Where did you get the handles and long bolts? Did you screw it together or glue it and let the long bolts hold it together? how long and tall is it?
Thanks for the help