Dad's Cannon Project

Some time back, one of my uncles decided to participate in a club that had contests using homemade cannons. They fired cannons in a desert, competing for distance and accuracy. Well, to participate, he needed a cannon. On a trip visiting my parents, he put the challenge to my dad. So they went around town talking to a few folks - and it was amazing how many cannon experts live in a Texas town of 100,00 people!.

A piece of drill stem, some pipe fittings, a bit of lathe work, some expert welding, and learning the craft of the wheel-wright, and Voila! A nifty working cannon!

Left Barrel View
Right Barrel View
Breech Detail
Muzzle Detail
Wheel Detail

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