Well done, indeed! The faux trunnions are especially praiseworthy for their innovative design and superb craftsmanship. Sure hope they anchor that carriage to the ground to discourage some idiot from pulling up and towing it away behind a truck, just for spite.
After moving my truck and trailer out of the way, we hung around about 2 hours looking at things there.
The trunnion collar worked exactly as planned.
The forklift was big enough.
And yes, news reporters are generally idiots when it comes to facts.
Double D, thanks for the Kewpie! It has a place of honor on my Kewpie shelf.
The rain certainly is an issue but the San Antonio sun will beat on this thing pretty hard.:tango_face_crying: There is a plan to move it into a new building when it gets built but that will be years. I told them to be sure to have a door that is bigger than 91" wide or it won't fit inside.
I shared the highlights of ths post over on British Militaria Forum. There was a lot of interest in the bracket holding the barrel. One fellow is connected to the restoration of the forts and cannon in Oman. They have welding new trunnion on, for their restorations.
Building 18th Century Naval Artillery by Damian Siekonic, Privateer Media. This is an excellent step by step guide to building naval carriage. It has been sold out/out of print for a while. Had a conversation with Privateer Media, the publisher, the second edition should be available by the...
Well, last winter I started pondering a better load for my 3.2" bore. Steel balls are great (hard to find 'em after the shot) but I just love to tinker around with stuff. I've made a few test rounds that I elevated to 600' then dropped sideways. At a 2deg pitch they landed point...
We got this Abrasive Co. model 3B Automatic surface grinder working and here we’re grinding the magnetic chuck flat, the first task with any surface grinder. This will have to do for my fireworks this year!
Next step, a ball mould.
A company in UK has offered to make a mould lets see if it happens.
While it was in the hands of world famous cannon artiste` Michael, I should have had him fabricate a hitch pin for a 2" receiver hitch so we can pull this round the neighborhood with the golf cart...
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