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    Thanks A.J., It's really a pretty simple design....

    Thanks A.J.,
    It's really a pretty simple design. I have to think that branches were fairly easy to come up with for legs.
    Zulu
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    Hank, They are just tree limbs with a board...

    Hank,
    They are just tree limbs with a board mounted on top. You really don't get much simpler than that.
    Michael
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    Stuff like this that I made is what i used to...

    Stuff like this that I made is what i used to use.
    Zulu

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh268/jmelledge/Misc%20Artwork/stools2.jpg
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    Anything by Michael or his son Jeff Shaara are...

    Anything by Michael or his son Jeff Shaara are great books. Jeff Shaara took over his Father's writing style when he died.
    A particularly good one by Jeff is "Gone For Soldiers". It is about the...
  5. Thread: Artillery

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    11thVACog, Thanks for the comment. When I built...

    11thVACog,
    Thanks for the comment.
    When I built the limber chest I did a photo documentary of the build. It has over 120 pictures.
    I posted the build on a woodworking forum I belong to
    If anyone...
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    rcleary171, Are you painting these on the...

    rcleary171,
    Are you painting these on the battlefield of real re-enactors? Or do you do them at home from photos?
    Michael Elledge
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    links123, You found mortar #1190? Where? Zulu...

    links123,
    You found mortar #1190?
    Where?
    Zulu
    Michael Elledge
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    Hi Bob, I like your stuff. I guess it is...

    Hi Bob,
    I like your stuff. I guess it is watercolor, right?
    I wish you the best of luck here. My wooden cannon artwork was immediately moved to the "whine" section.
    Other than my first post,...
  9. Thread: Traveling Forge

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    Traveling Forge

    In another post, Mr. Einhorn showed a picture of the traveling forge that he made.
    Mr. Einhorn, if you are out there, I would be very interested in seeing some more pictures of it. Do you have any...
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    Some more pictures. Here are some shots of the...

    Some more pictures.
    Here are some shots of the mounted barrel and two of the underneath side of the carriage. There is a lot going on under there.
    Michael Elledge
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    Mountain Howitzer Prarie Carriage

    Here is a 1/3 scale Mountain Howitzer prarie carriage I helped someone with. They made their own brass barrel and purchased 18" wheels for me to use. The wheels are well made but are not dished....
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    Some more pictures:cool: ...

    Some more pictures:cool:


    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh268/jmelledge/Carronade%20and%20Six%20Pounder/BritishLight6Pounderunpainted1.jpg
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    British Light Six Pounders

    No one has posted anything in a couple of days so I will keep everyone entertained with some pictures.:D
    Here are a matched pair of full scale British Light Six Pounders made out of wood. At full...
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    Some more pictures. ...

    Some more pictures.

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh268/jmelledge/Concrete%20cannon%20number%2011/DSC_0013.jpg
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    1841 Six Pounders on Naval Carriages

    These are my 1841 six pounders mounted on naval carriages. They are full scale. I have a fiberglass mold that I use to cast the barrels out of concrete. The carriages are made of fir. The barrels...
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    Full scale 12 Pounder Carronade

    Here is another of my wooden guns.
    This one is a full scale 12 pounder carronade with trunnions, or a "gunade" if you prefer.
    It is mounted on a naval carriage. These "smashers" could inflict...
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    While very difficult to see in this picture, the...

    While very difficult to see in this picture, the mortar number is 1190.

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh268/jmelledge/motar3_zps8e72bd2f.jpg


    This number is on the face of the muzzle. ...
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    Rob, If one was to place a wooden barreled...

    Rob,
    If one was to place a wooden barreled cannon outside, it would do everything that wood does when exposed to the elements. It is likely to split, warp, etc. A good coat of paint and constant...
  19. Thread: Artillery

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    Here are a couple of more pictures of the...

    Here are a couple of more pictures of the Barbette carriage showing the recoil positions of the gun. Everything is funtional including the threaded wood leveling screw. It just does not fire.
    Zulu...
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    Rob, The gun and bed weighs about 35 lbs. Here...

    Rob,
    The gun and bed weighs about 35 lbs.
    Here it is before paint with a powder can in the picture for size reference.
    Zulu

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    George, Thanks for the help. I guess they are...

    George,
    Thanks for the help.
    I guess they are just stuck with the mystery of the origin of the gun. The letter is very old and the facts probably will remain elusive.
    I wonder if there is a way...
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    George, Thanks for the response. I was able to...

    George,
    Thanks for the response.
    I was able to find that info also.
    Here is why I am asking.
    This 13" mortar is located on campus at the Bronx Community College. They are trying to start a fund...
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    Here are some unpaunted pictures. Zulu ...

    Here are some unpaunted pictures.
    Zulu

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh268/jmelledge/Dictator/DSC_0479.jpg

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh268/jmelledge/Dictator/DSC_0480.jpg
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    13" "Dictator" style mortar

    I am looking for some information on the armament of the USS Albany. Does anyone know if the Albany had a 13" mortar aboard?
    Does anyone have any information where I could research this?
    Thanks,...
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    1/5th scale Dictator Mortar

    Here is a 1/5 scale Dictator mortar that I did entirely out of wood.
    The original "Dictator" had a barrel that weighed 17,000 lbs.!
    This one is very cool and lives in my study.
    Zulu
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