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Cannon

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:45 pm
by Tzan
I mentioned I made a cannon in highschool a while back.
I dug it out of its box, dusted it off and took some pictures.

The gun carriage is 2.25 inches long.
The wood has no fasteners, just friction.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:12 pm
by BFenix
Lol, chibi cannon, well made but does it work?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:16 pm
by Tzan
Yes it does.

You can slide a firecracker in the barrel and the fuse goes out the touch hole.
There is just enough room to put a pebble in the end of the barrel.

When you fire it the whole thing flips backwards about 12".  :)

I never did a proper range test, but I know the rock hit a shed 20 feet away.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:20 pm
by OneEye589
Your cannon is much cooler than me and my friend's PVC pipe rock launcher.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:39 pm
by Warhead
Frikin' cool as almighty fuck.  :D  Need to test it using ball bearings for shot and small models boats on a pond. Aaar!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:44 pm
by Ross_Varn
I think I saw a video of that once, warhead. Cool as fuck.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:55 am
by Ex-Lep
sweet! but where in brikthulhu's name did you get the barrel?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:29 am
by Warhead
Lathed in Metal Work Class? We used to make all our shuriken there.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:24 am
by Tzan
Correct!

I used the metal lathe at high school. It was the first and last thing I made with it.

The teachers were always looking out to see if someone was making a smoking pipe. I was one of the good kids, so I didn't get hassled as I was drilling out the barrel.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:50 am
by Warhead
Aaah! Halcyon days.

I always found it funny the Wood and Metal work teachers were all missing some body part or other. They were like the most vivid warning not to work with machines I've ever come across.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:53 pm
by ikensall
Warhead wrote:Frikin' cool as almighty fuck.  :D  Need to test it using ball bearings for shot and small models boats on a pond. Aaar!


Ah yes, I remember doing this once with my friends ancient air rifle, we blew up some airfix models that we just spent a few days building. It was worth it though.