Marine Corps Naval cannon project #3: Cannon prep

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Blog entry by Trapper brandenburger posted 07-21-2016 04:59 PM 1197 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: The Brass Part 3 of Marine Corps Naval cannon project series Part 4: Trunnion mounts »

Well still not a whole lot of woodworking yet. I spent two days removing old paint and loose rust with a needler and wire wheel. After that I coated the surface with ospho to convert the rust to clean metal. Then I put the cannon in a mock up cradle and took some more measurements. Finally I hung the cannon up for primer and paint.

Paint removal.

Cleaned up and putting ospho on.

Fresh coat of ospho.

Cured ospho and placed in mock up cradle.

Hung up and ready for primer!


-- -Trapper

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#1 posted 07-21-2016 05:28 PM

Please post the back story on this project.

Where did you get the cannon?

What do you intend to do with it?

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#2 posted 07-21-2016 07:05 PM

Woops, I had that posted somewhere else. I’ve moved it to series entry #3, you can read it there.

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#3 posted 07-22-2016 12:11 AM

Look’n good!

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#4 posted 07-25-2016 11:53 AM

That is awesome!

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