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  1. French 4lb Canon Restoration

    The first resident cannon the Monmouth Battlefield State Park Museum, this reproduction French four-pounder was donated through the Friends of Monmouth in dire need of attention. Artisans Artisans replaced the rotted cannon trails and reinforced the axle. The wheels and hubs remained intact and...
  2. Cannons of Avondster

    Having made the 15ft Model and the cross section of the mid ship of the Sailing ship Avondster. I decided to make a detail of the Cannon and gun port just for fun. But I realised that I had to give gifts, to two Gentlemen of the Old Guard, who visited my place as often as they were able to...
  3. made for the stage

    My daughter's ballet instructor discovered she had access to someone who could make her a few pieces for some performances. I've had fun making them some stuff. 1 - a fireplace that rolls around the stage to various spots 2 - a wooden present/box that hides a pair of ballerina toy soldiers for...
  4. Pirates of Penzance automaton

    Pirates of Penzance automaton http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=109786
  5. 1790 Pack Howitzer - Why Can't Woodworkers Build Cannons?

    My father jumps between fighting the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, and once and a while a skirmish in between. This project provided the basis for his impression of an Artillery Artificer, a 1790 Pack Howitzer designed as a small infantry support weapon that could be broken down and easily...
  6. Oak Naval Cannon Carriage with Mock Barrel

    Naval carriage constructed of White Oak. Note that the wheels are doweled together.
  7. Wood Cannon

    A scaled wooden cannon I turned when I was 12 years old for a history class project . This was at home not in a shop class . My father was probably surprised I didn't hurt myself " I did this when he wasn't around " . I did have to have my father show me how to use a parting tool for the...
  8. The Binaca Cannon

    This is a project that I slapped together at least 10 years ago. This is a Binaca Cannon - a toy cannon that shoots a 35mm film canister over 25 feet with a single spray of Binaca Breath Spray! The first picture I was able to cut/paste from a small video I have of a test firing. See link...
  9. Candy Cannon

    This is a project I made for the re-enactments that I attend. I fashioned this "Candy Cannon" after the Civil War era Coehorn Mortar. The candy cannon is loaded with a bit of black powder & some wadding & then topped of with generous handfulls of wrapped candy. You know… butterscotch, mints...
  10. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Thought you'd all get a charge over seeing this relic from old times: http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-tools-equipment-Antique-James-Smart-Mortiser-Tool-Foot-Powered-Offers-W0QQAdIdZ199060815 Imagine spending 35 years with your feet wearing a hole in the floor, standing behind this unit...
  11. Focus on the Workspace
    (Note- this is part of my recent blog on Lumber Jocks, but I wanted to put it in the Forum too because many don't read the blogs and I need as many Ideas as I can get…) No point in boring you with the specifics that have filled my days since the snow began to fall here. But I thought I'd try...
  12. Blogs
    whole log or laminate a tail on a cannon. i plan on rebuilding a operational cannon -tail …..... planned on using the center out of a oak log but it was suggested that i use laminated boards---using tightbond 3 …. the dimentions are 8" by 8 feet long-- does anyone have suggestions for this...
  13. Blogs
    Cannon project information and getting started. I've received an exciting project recently that I will update as it gets completed. The cannon was made in 1844 by Daniel Treadwell, and is property of the US Navy and will be place in front of the Marine HQ building on base here at the Yorktown...
  14. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I'm looking at making several simple clocks, for Christmas presents. What suppliers do you use, or can you recommend? Links would be helpful and greatly appreciated! Thank you, in advance for your input and help!!! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!
  15. Woodworking Skill Share
    I completed my first table sled from maple ply and poplar. Any suggestions on what kind of finish I should put on it? Its a monster that will be used for a specific jig for flattening one side of a spindle. Once that is done, I am going to shorten it up and add a blade exit portion.
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