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Out of boredom......
« on: April 30, 2010, 07:08:39 PM »
a couple of years ago I decided to make this.


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I started with a piece of brass bar I found in the scrap yard. The wheels are made from hobby brass and the frame is from 1/4 inch thick brass flat stock (had to anneal it to get the curve). All told there is about $6.00 spent, but 3 days work on the lathe and milling machine. One of these days I will take it out and see if it survives being fired.
sometimes I wonder....is that getting closer..... then it hits me

I had a personal conflict the other day, now I'm not speaking to myself.... I'm getting lonesome

I met the girl of my dreams, I was the man of her dreams too.....she used the term "nightmares" though.

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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 07:11:56 PM »
Nice work Art   :yoyo: :yoyo: :highclap:
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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 07:14:21 PM »
NICE  :highclap: :highclap:

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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010, 07:38:10 PM »
That is nice work!! You will have to take a video of it being test fired.

What caliber did you drill it out to?
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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010, 08:33:00 PM »
I can't remember for sure but a plain wood pencil will work good for a ramrod. I have been thinking my next project will be an oil field pumping unit, If I ever break down and order the metal.  :innocentwhistle:
sometimes I wonder....is that getting closer..... then it hits me

I had a personal conflict the other day, now I'm not speaking to myself.... I'm getting lonesome

I met the girl of my dreams, I was the man of her dreams too.....she used the term "nightmares" though.

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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010, 08:34:43 PM »
Now that's cool art Art.  :biggrin:  :hahaha:
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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2010, 08:37:05 PM »
Now that's cool art Art.  :biggrin:  :hahaha:


Do you mean like a "work of Art"?  :innocentwhistle: :doh2: :alscalls:
sometimes I wonder....is that getting closer..... then it hits me

I had a personal conflict the other day, now I'm not speaking to myself.... I'm getting lonesome

I met the girl of my dreams, I was the man of her dreams too.....she used the term "nightmares" though.

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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2010, 09:28:58 PM »
Now that's cool art Art.  :biggrin:  :hahaha:


Do you mean like a "work of Art"?  :innocentwhistle: :doh2: :alscalls:

Oh the hook needs to be used here  :nono: :nono:
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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2010, 09:55:07 PM »
Wow :eyebrow:
There's some serious talent being unleashed by you Art. You been holding out on us. :wo:  :wink:
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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2010, 10:56:27 PM »
I have always wanted to make things with metal.  :shrug:


I don't know about the talent part though. But, Thank you, either way.  :biggrin:
sometimes I wonder....is that getting closer..... then it hits me

I had a personal conflict the other day, now I'm not speaking to myself.... I'm getting lonesome

I met the girl of my dreams, I was the man of her dreams too.....she used the term "nightmares" though.

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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2010, 11:11:05 PM »
Pretty dang cool !
Look forward to seein it blast off  :yoyo:
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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2010, 10:52:17 AM »
Now that's cool art Art.  :biggrin:  :hahaha:


Do you mean like a "work of Art"?  :innocentwhistle: :doh2: :alscalls:

 :laugh2: Yes!

But seriously, Jim's right. Nice job on that sweet little cannon.
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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2010, 11:56:51 AM »
That is cooool!

Yeah, get a video set up when you go to fire it.
Even if it blows up you'll still have a cool video.  :eyebrownod:

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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2010, 09:26:00 PM »
Very nice, Art!   :congrats:

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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2010, 06:21:02 AM »
WOW!  Art you and I would get along just fine...... :eyebrownod:  We are making a ball turner right now and then we were thinking of taking some paint ball gun cylinders and making an air rifle...... :biggrin:

We even discussed making a cannon with sights....... :eyebrownod:

Beautiful work!!    :yoyo: :yoyo: :yoyo: :yoyo:

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Re: Out of boredom......
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2010, 08:29:27 AM »
You did a very nice job on the cannon.  Unless the wheels are much stronger than they look, they will not survive the recoil.  I have a couple of small canons and they tend to go wherever they want when fired.  They are a blast (so pun intended) to shoot. 

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