Marine Corps Naval cannon project #6: Another boring adventure.

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Blog entry by Trapper brandenburger posted 07-26-2016 08:57 PM 1670 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Fitting hardware and mortising out crossmembers. Part 6 of Marine Corps Naval cannon project series Part 7: Glue up and test fit. »

Today I finished up mortising the crossmember in and bored them for all thread. (Thanks for the tip tblank). I also routered a groove in the elevation platform for the elevation wedge to slide on. Then I did a dry fit of everything. I have a few other things to do on this project but I should be able to start glueing tomorrow!
Elevation platform and wedge.

Here I am marking the main runners for boring be taping this all thread thru my crossmember.

Time to test fit!



-- -Trapper

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#1 posted 07-26-2016 09:18 PM

That won’t be going anywhere!

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#2 posted 07-27-2016 12:39 AM

Well done!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 08-04-2016 11:47 PM

Happy to see it turn out so well Trapper. Wish I could be there for the first barrage. Hope it wasn’t a bear to do. Even Arty is Marine Green. No need to call the fast movers.

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