Ship's Cannon

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Ship's Cannon

Postby Dave506 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:00 am

Hello to everyone in the Vectric World,
I think I may have only replied to a few posts in my time here. Mostly just been learning from all of you on and off over the past 3 years or so. I thought it was time to share a little. I finally made something (I think) unique enough to share. I hope you like it? Someone at work is building a Tiki bar this spring and wanted a ship's cannon to put on the bar. He gave me a photo and asked if I could make it. I told him and I'd give it a shot and this is the result. The cannon is 24" long and 5" in diameter on the fat end. I used Aspire for the whole project. The cannon was sliced into 4 pieces as I don't have enough clearance for the 4th axis, and I haven't use the 4th axis as of yet anyway. I used 2X6 planed down to 1.25" for the cannon pieces. I found the cannon portion of the project here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:338952 and brought in the pieces into Aspire. Then I proportion it to the size wanted for the cannon. The base for the cannon I used the photo of the cannon to draw vectors for the base. I 1st imported in the photo into Aspire and proportioned it to the desired size. Then it was just a matter of drawing the vectors and using the photo image as a guide line. The base is cut from edge glued pine .72" thick. Cut (2) pieces and then glued together. It was a fun and interesting project so I thought I would share it with you. The only pieces I didn't use the CNC for where the pieces used to tie the base together with. I just cut those on the table saw. I'd be willing to share the files if anyone wants to make one.
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Photo of ship cannon used for project
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And the final result. The darer areas is wood filler. It's just going to be painted anyway.
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Close up of the base
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Another close up view
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby JimmyD » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:08 am

Great work Dave, you did well. You should be proud.
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby zeeway » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:00 pm

Excellent work. Great job in figuring out how to go from an idea to a physical reality.

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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby scottp55 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:09 pm

Well Done!
Glad you posted the dimensions...Much bigger than I thought at first glance:)
They should be very happy :)
Don't forget to post pics when painted.
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby mikeacg » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:58 pm

Very nice Dave! I could see a couple of those guarding my porch!

Mike :)
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby Leo » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:20 pm

Yeah - that is just sooooo cool
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby Dave506 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:13 pm

WOW. Thanks so much for the kind responses. I didn't expect that...
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby antennasDIY » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:15 pm

What a great project, and what great ideas to put it all together and finished.
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby GeneMpls » Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:43 pm

I love it. I have about a thousand pictures of Civil war field pieces and the various mounts that were used in the forts of the era. Visited Fort Polaski
outside of Charlotte this winter- lotsa interesting stuff there. Someday...
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby kzeyus » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:29 pm

Nice Work!
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby mfirlott » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:33 pm

That's AWESOME Dave! I simply love it. If you're able too...I'd love to have the files to give it a try myself. I can see this beauty on my deck (facing the neighbours) :)
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby Dave506 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:07 pm

Mitch,

I sent you a message. I need your email. Just promise not to blow up the neighbors house with it. :roll:
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby mfirlott » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:15 pm

Message received and responded. THANKS!!!

And no one will be hurt other than my wife's ears as I power up all the toys. :)
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby mtylerfl » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:20 pm

Excellent work, Dave. Thank you for sharing the photos and your process.
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Re: Ship's Cannon

Postby Ms Wolffie » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:01 am

mfirlott wrote: I can see this beauty on my deck (facing the neighbours) :)


I am convinced your neighbours can be anywhere near as bad as mine
Today I found bubblegum thrown over the fence. :cry:
Luckily I found it before the dogs did, my Siberian Husky will pick up anything.
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