My new Cannon

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ChiefBen
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My new Cannon

Post by ChiefBen » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:21 pm

I built an Aluminum Cannon back in 1969 when i was station on the U.S.S. Holland AS-32 in Spain
and always wanted to build a larger one out of Brass. I found a 3 inch by 20 inch piece of Brass
the other day at a junk yard, so I chucked it up in the lathe and started turning, It came out great.
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Al_Messer
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Re: My new Cannon

Post by Al_Messer » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:35 pm

Great looking job! Congratulations on your fine workmanship. Not being too nosey, but what did you have to pay for a hunk of Brass that size?

Al
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alphawolf45
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Re: My new Cannon

Post by alphawolf45 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:17 pm

Heya Hot Springs Arkansas ehh?...I down 7 south in Bismarck...
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That is certainly some purty lathe work...You have a shop at home or ?
I fool with gun projects a bit , do you also work with cartridge guns?

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ChiefBen
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Re: My new Cannon

Post by ChiefBen » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:21 am

Hi: Al - Messer: the price of the brass is, I Do Not Want my Wife To know. She Would have a stroke,
But She Thinks it is 50 bucks, lets leave it at that, Weman Do not Under Stand the price of metal.
unless your buying them a Gold Ring.

alphawolf45:: yes i have a nice shop, But I dont mess with guns, and the Cannons are just for looks.
I would never fire one, PM me your phone number, your only 12 miles away.

Tailspin Tommy
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Re: My new Cannon

Post by Tailspin Tommy » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:48 pm

Sweet cannon and great craftsmanship.
Tailspin Tommy

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