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    Cheers Pop

    Like most men, I was once a little boy. At some point in this stage in my life, on a visit to some family friends I noticed a cannon. This caught my fancy and upon further inquiry learnt that it lobs C batteries. I was pretty excited an promised myself one day Im gunna have one of these.

    Fast forward a few years to my first stint in the college workshop, the teachers showing us around and we get to the lathes. While hes explaining the functions and how to use it little light bulbs start pinging off as i realized this was the machine I needed to build my cannon.

    Right up to about a year ago a lathe was still on the wish list but just couldnt justify the cost. I always new my mrs pop had a shed load of gear but never really paid much attention to it until one day he just out and asked if I wanted his gear when hes finished with it. 3 packed trailer loads later and my shed is literally bulging at the seams.

    Me and the mrs spent a couple of weeks discussing something nice we could do for pop to say thank you. It came to me when knee deep in gear one day I come across his old stash of brass, there was all sorts from square bar, round bar and hollow bar. Those little light bulbs got pinging again, I cleared some room around the lathe and set her up and went about building my first cannon.

    Many late and early shifts in the shed, mostly sitting over a bucket of water with the fine sand paper, I finally got her assembled, just needs a final polish on Christmas eve.
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    Looks bloody cool!!

    Blood it on the 29th?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Looks bloody cool!!

    Blood it on the 29th?
    haha cheers, this one is purely ornamental as the old boy doesnt have his fal, Ill try and get the mk2 finished
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    Brilliant BF, thats a crackin pressie!!!!!!!
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    That truly is a piece of fine work.
    Can you make one that fires coffee cans?

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    That is cool,how big is it?
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    Very nice biig_foot.
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    Nice job

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    OA length is 170mm, haha coffee cans, the next one is going to be somewhere round 25-30mm bore but Ive heard if you go too big it starts getting very expensive to shoot....not that its gunna be my go-to-gun but I wanna be able to have some fun with out using half a can of powder per shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_foot View Post
    OA length is 170mm, haha coffee cans, the next one is going to be somewhere round 25-30mm bore but Ive heard if you go too big it starts getting very expensive to shoot....not that its gunna be my go-to-gun but I wanna be able to have some fun with out using half a can of powder per shot
    there will be some one here with a black powder recipe they can pm you

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    Nice work @big_foot.

    A canon can be owned and used without a Firearms Licence if said canon is a signal canon .... i.e. it does not shoot a projectile.

    50grs of Goex FFg and a slice of bread rammed in as a wad makes an awful loud bang.

    Here's my effort with a Golf Ball Howitzer I made a while ago now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLLE...S73StTrodQESOA

    Heaps of fun.

    Cheers
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    Nice.

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    Very nice bigfoot

    I am sure pop will be happy to have it knowing his gear has gone into good hands.

    black powder is a piece of piss to make and you already have a lathe for the ball mill
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    Awesome project and wicked job!

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