Marine Corps Naval cannon project #7: Glue up and test fit.

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Blog entry by Trapper brandenburger posted 07-28-2016 08:11 PM 829 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday and today were big days. Our shop welder made some steel plates and tapped & died some holes to receive the 1/2” all thread. I mortised out an area for them to go on the bottom of the top main runner. Then I glued the main runners together and let them cook over night. Today I put everything together and test fit the cannon in the carriage. Fit like a glove! I did have to notch out the elevation plate so it would sit lower. I also cut down the elevation wedge to make the cannon sit a a steeper elevation. After that I glued the crossmembers in to the main runners and tightened all the all thread down. Now I’m sanding and will start the epoxy coating in the morning.

-- -Trapper

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#1 posted 07-29-2016 12:27 AM

Looks like you’re making some great progress on this! Looking forward to the next installment!

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

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