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I made my fourth cannon.  It’s actually the fifth, but I threw one away because I used a dull blade on it and it split out on me, beyond what I can repair.  I put a scale next to them.

 

I integrated the cascabels into these, unlike last time, where I glued a seed bead onto the back end of the cannons.

 

Quick note: I am using a scalpel to carve dowel rods.  These are not turned.

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On 1/6/2020 at 10:19 AM, GrandpaPhil said:

I made my fourth cannon.  It’s actually the fifth, but I threw one away because I used a dull blade on it and it split out on me, beyond what I can repair.  I put a scale next to them.

 

I integrated the cascabels into these, unlike last time, where I glued a seed bead onto the back end of the cannons.

 

Quick note: I am using a scalpel to carve dowel rods.  These are not turned.

 

Handcarving-pretty neat

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Thank you all very much for the comments and the likes!

 

It took me until cannon 8 (7 long and 1 medium) to recall my methodology that I used for the cannons on the Prince de Neufchatel.  
 

It works much better if I put the main contour on the barrel and THEN put the rings on instead on adding the contour of the barrel, ring by ring. 
 

Number six has major issues.  I know this.  It will also not be particularly visible as it belongs on the upper gundeck and will be covered with the ship’s boats.

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I am glad that you like the carving.  I learned from this forum, with the learn to carve group project.

 

I finished the second medium 12 and carved the first two short 12’s.  The third is nearly done, but I broke it and now it needs to dry before I can put the last band on and bore it out.AD02935F-D1FB-497E-9DCF-34C84382738F.thumb.jpeg.d3dda623db36c93273103a2c9be875b4.jpegB183392E-CCA0-4F11-8366-188FF262738D.thumb.jpeg.7bf652ab7b25cd38b80e5bf638e16dfa.jpeg

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I made my trunnions.  I made the pivot points that the carronades mount into.

 

I now have to make a decision about my cannons.  The eyebolts at scale would be too small to thread a breech rope through unless I use thread like I did on the gunport lids.

 

If I don’t want to use eyebolts then I can make dummy eyebolts and wrap the breech rope around the cascabel, French style (yes this is a British ship, hence the debate).

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