OAK….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 Naval Weapons Station.
My job will be to prep and paint the cannon and build a carriage for it to sit on. The carriage needs to match the company emblem so it won't be historically correct. With that said my wood choices are unlimited. I've decided on western red cedar.
Here are the pics so far
Some that big and strong, lasting 100's of years, could only be placed upon hand-hewn oak cants.
Old used oak would be infinity preferred to newly cut timbers.