BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun May 24, 2015 4:50 pm

Check this out for the colour!

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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed May 27, 2015 2:34 pm

STARTING THE DECK...............



The base is plywood and I am covering it with pine planks 2,5 cm wide, cut from tongue and groove wall cladding. This will then be varnished.
I have not yet decided on how I will build the ship's side as it needs to be strong enough to withstand the recoil of the gun. :) :)
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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby Aughnanure » Fri May 29, 2015 1:56 am

Duncan,

I suggest a piece of aluminium angle along the base board and disguise it with thin planking both sides then continue above the anchor points with normal planking.

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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri May 29, 2015 3:16 am

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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby Aughnanure » Fri May 29, 2015 7:01 pm

Yes, Duncan, that looks a good idea and as there would be less metal you could use steel, and steel nicely coated with epoxy glue won't rust.
I was forgetting about the angle.

I do like the look of your cannon.
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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat May 30, 2015 3:14 am

Picked up the bits yesterday Eoin. I also cut the angle at the edge of the deck. It is amazing but even after only 10 minutes work my arms are knackered and I have to rest then for a couple of hours. This Op is going to take a long time to recover from me thinks :evil: :evil:
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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:39 am

Now that the deck is finished I have started on the side.
Basic piece is 10mm plywood with a gun port cut to scale (I think). It is secured to the deck at the front by 4 angle brackets bent to 75º to give the rake of the ships side. Secured by screws they will be hidden by the planking that will cover the plywood. I also intend to put a strengthener triangle at each side.





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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:40 am

A bit further on now, interior of the hull of the gun deck is now complete. I can only manage about an hour a day at it because of problems with my right arm and a total lack of strength in it. Mind you, taking it slowly = fewer mistakes :loco: :loco:



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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby Niner » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:06 am

Looking good. Sorry about the slow recovery with the arm. Take your time. It's not a race you know.
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Re: BUILDING THE CANNON ..............

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:58 pm

First shot from the new toy at 21:00 18 June 2015 as planned



First post to YouTube too so should be able to improve as I go along.............
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