It seams to me that one of the more difficult things to do when building a cannon or mortar is building a good base.
Is there anyone out there that would be interested in building custom bases or building kits for others to make the bases?
Should I set up something like that? Kits might be do-able. I have no personal interest in doing it commercially, but perhaps we could get a discussion going here on design of such a kit. I have CAD capability and could work with anyone out there to publish here generic plans for cannon or mortar.
Are we looking for carriages as models of originals or simply carriages in the style of originals using substitute materials? A wooden wheeled carriage is great for appearance but an immense pain to manufacture. If something of the style of my trials carriages (see images below) is acceptable, they are pretty easy to make.
The cannon carriage is all metal except for the axle but it could have a metal axle without much trouble. The mortar mount is fir but a long term one should be constructed from white oak with a 3/4 plywood bottom or thick aluminum.
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