18th Century 42 pound Carronade

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I have thought about making a set of plans, since I have all the 3d cad. But first I want to build it and verify the design as best as I can. Writing it all up is probably harder then building it,,, :)
 
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I will follow this with interest.

You can do a build log of the prototype and it will allow the others to help with comments or tips on improvements as needed.
 

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Hello everyone.

After perusing various forums and websites, I have decided to build “The Smasher” by Jeff Staudt as my first ‘ship’ model. This is a small display of a 42-pound carronade on a deck that was used from the late-1700’s until the mid-1800’s.

42 pounder carronade - The Smasher

I will build the model from various wood I have on hand; which consists of Red Oak, dark and light Walnut, Mahogany, Brazilian Cherry (leftover flooring), Poplar, Basswood, White Pine and some small pieces of Ebony (old piano keys). For the Upper rail (gunnel) and the wales I will use dark Walnut, for the framing white pine, the carronade structure red oak, the outer walls light walnut, inner walls I’ll use basswood because I have the thin strips in size required (it’s difficult to rip 1/16-inch-thick reliably on the table saw). For the decking I was thinking of using either mahogany or poplar. For that rest of the bits I’ll be using whatever brass or steel I have in the scrap bin. I’ll probably 3d print the cannon barrel and a few other bits.

I will be drawing the model up in cad first to get a good understanding of the construction.

If anybody has any suggestions or criticisms as the build progresses, please send them my way… all will be appreciated.


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Sorry for the long leave of absence. Had a lot going on besides the never ending list at home. Covid-19 everywhere around us (was thinking of painting lambs blood around the doorways.. ;) ), fortunately no here got sick, Though my wife had to go get radiation on her lung cancer, she had chemo 4 years ago. So far she is doing OK, they caught it when it was very small. I was laid from work for a while, probably slight depression, etc.... Anyways I'm back, hopefully and plan to get started again. Just came in from the garage a bit ago and cut all the pieces out, I'll try and send them today and tomorrow.

anyways sorry for the winded post... and glad to be able to get back at it againIMG_20210107_124230332.jpg
 
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