Well, I am playing around with Cannon Carriages again. These were taken from some real resources of which I used CAD to trace the outline of the actual plan. Then scaled it down the best I could. Then, I cut the pattern (drawing out) and traced the pattern onto the wood.
I don't think anyone would notice if the Carriages were off by 1/64 to 1/128 of an inch to compensate for complete perfect scale of the 1/75 San Felipe'.
I found a scale drawing of a cannon of the era (I think) and the measurements on it were about 5'-11" ( 5 feet eleven inches ). Which according to my calculations comes out to be about 19.55 mm in length. (about 1/8 inch shorter)
There is little to no info on this ship anyway. So, it is as good as any guess. I have not opened the box all the way to see what kind of cannon carriages they have, but for some reason, I am determined to make my own.
All of this was done on a mill using a 1/8 inch wide Two Fluted Downcut End Mill for wood only. RPM was about 2000. No sanding was done - what you see if what you get. Pretty nice clean cuts !
This is about 45 min to 1 hour of work to get this one block done. Later I will mill out the center section and add the angle of the sides. I want to make this all one piece. The last effort, was almost impossible to get the pieces glued and to stay steady. The one piece will look better anyway.
This is like version # 6.
(Again) I did a total redo of how it is manufactured in the Mill. Overall, I timed myself and it is still about an hour to make one. The entire Carriage is one piece - no glue used at all.
Now the final product of the carriage only. A little clean up is necessary, but not much. Now the decision if I want to make about 20 or more of these. I think I can only deal with one per evening. This is a multi step process that must be thought out way in advance.
I apologize for constantly changing this post, but there is little need of showing the mess ups and changes. I would rather focus on final product here.