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.
Finally Seacoast Artillery is building a projectile shooting cannon that you can have a lot of fun with target shooting and turn a few heads at the range with as well. We are very sure that this Victorian Era British Seacoast Gun will be a lot of fun to build and will be designed to be a good...
Been lurking on the forum for a few weeks, lots of great information here, been really helpful in making my first cannon. I used a 3.125” diameter x 13” hydraulic ram with a big knuckle welded on the back. Took it to the machine shop and got it bored out 1.75” x 9.5” to a 1” wide by 2” deep...
The Lapan cannon has a bore diameter of 2-1/8 inch.
Does anyone else have a cannon with 2-1/8 inch bore?
Not 2-1/4 inch, I know a number of you have that size. I am specifically asking about 2-1/8 inch only.
Last September I mentioned to a friend that I was intending to get a black powder cannon and build a carriage for it. Little did I know then what an adventure it would be. My friend (RB) mentioned that he had a customer in the Dallas area (Bob) some years ago and in the back of the facility...
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