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Offline Don1966

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ARTILLERY CANON
« on: March 12, 2014, 03:25:51 PM »
I guess you have notice that I haven't started or built a project lately. Thats not to say that I have been idle. Work had pickup back up and I have been running up and down the road with my wife as some of you already know. Anyway I had a small project on the side building one little piece at a time and this was a project I really wanted to do, it was very enjoyable. Thats not to say that it's complete, as I still need to mount it add a chain and canon balls to the mounting base.
One thing I find hard to photograph is shiny base. I tried blue, red,  black and settled on white. These photos were taken with my IPAD. There are not the best, but I am sure Stan could give some pointers as to how to go about doing it. One thing I know is you need very low lighting. Anyway here are the photos and hope you enjoy them.

Don
« Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 03:29:50 PM by Don1966 »

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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 03:33:08 PM »
That looks terrific Don...such a nice polished finish too!!  The pictures look quite nice to me.

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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 03:35:26 PM »
Very nice Don.
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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 03:45:59 PM »
Beautiful job Don. It will be even more amazing when you detail it with the chain et.al.
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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 03:53:47 PM »
Nicely done, Don. And very shiny! The photos are fine.

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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 04:13:07 PM »
Really nice Don. When you add the details could you post another picture? Also, add something like a coin or ruler to illustrate size.  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 04:27:16 PM »
Very nicely done Don  :ThumbsUp:

Did you work from plans or is it freelance ?

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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 06:10:04 PM »
Well you old fox, holding out on us. Man I love it. Pics look good to me. Hey, if you ship it to me I'll bring it to CF and we'll pop off a few rounds :lolb: :LittleDevil:, For the love of Zee, don't try to take take it on the plane :lolb: :lolb: :old:. What size round does it fire? Seriously Don, beautiful work. As you would say; I like :ThumbsUp:

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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 06:49:58 PM »
Thanks for looking and comment guys.

Very nicely done Don  :ThumbsUp:

Did you work from plans or is it freelance ?

Kind regards, Arnold
Hi Arnold this was made from a kit I got from Grizzly. It's all bar stock and thanks for looking.
The turning I did by graving it with my quick change tool rest.

Eric my brother the cannon is actually three parts. No it wouldn't shot anything.  :lolb:

Allan when I finish I will put something for size reference for you.

Don

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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 08:06:52 PM »
That's gorgeous Don.  Reminded me of my youth when I used to play with something similar that my father had made at the dockyard. Must look for it but I suspect it has been lost.

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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 09:51:05 PM »
Nice work Don :ThumbsUp:
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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 12:39:10 AM »
Beautiful Don!

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2014, 10:57:19 AM »
Thanks Vince, Bez and Dave for looking and you nice comments.

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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2014, 11:47:25 AM »
I like that....it'll look good on the desk or on the firing line!

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Re: ARTILLERY CANON
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2014, 12:52:12 PM »
That's some nice work Don I like............  :ThumbsUp:

 

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