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Old July 18, 2007, 02:38 PM   #26
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Some handwork on the wood with a rasp and a file. And it fits.





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Old July 19, 2007, 01:58 PM   #27
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You planning on a strong side inside the waist band carry, or what?

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Old July 19, 2007, 05:54 PM   #28
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That is BY FAR, the coolest homemade ANYTHING I've ever seen! VERY nice work.My birthday is March 19th, in case you wanted to build another one.....just sayin'...
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Old July 20, 2007, 03:42 AM   #29
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I'm still having a holster made for that... the standard holster carry 52 pounds a little difficult...

I'm considering a larger one...
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Old July 20, 2007, 04:08 AM   #30
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Outstanding.

Are you planning on shooting it anytime soon?
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Old July 20, 2007, 05:27 AM   #31
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Tomorrow is the day of days for this mortar.
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Old July 20, 2007, 09:55 AM   #32
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Gorgeous work. Will be waiting for pictures of the firing.
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Old July 20, 2007, 10:44 AM   #33
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Beautiful work, sir. Access to a full machine shop WITH the skills in using it certainly is handy! Howabout a Parrot gun costal mount in soda can caliber next? You could start a complete handbuilt Civil War connon collection!
Very nice work, very nice indeed.
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Old July 20, 2007, 01:23 PM   #34
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Thanks kind sir.

The picture will be on the site tomorrow, promise.
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Old July 21, 2007, 07:51 AM   #35
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It works...



My wife shot it as can be seen on the picture, this is the third shot, did not make her test it. A link will be posted early in the week to view the video of it being shot.

We have only one problem, advice on solving it is highly appreciated. The cans with concrete kept rupturing.
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Old July 21, 2007, 11:50 AM   #36
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I don't believe there is a fix for that. All the mortar's I have seen fired, peel the aluminum off the cement. perhaps if the hole is sealed after filling and solidifying??? I suspect air entering the fill hole and if turned upside down, the gases enter the fill hole and allow rupture.
The guy that has one here just points out the aluminum streamers in the air after firing. He doesn't try to recover the "Shot" for another go.
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Old July 22, 2007, 04:10 PM   #37
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Heinrich, does your wife have a sister?
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Old July 22, 2007, 08:06 PM   #38
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Fine work there!
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Old July 23, 2007, 02:25 AM   #39
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I have been given advice on the issue with the cans rupturing, I have to bring down the charge, and I will try that this coming saturday.

Coming Saturday, thor will shoot in tandem with his brother zeus... Double noize, and smoke.

I'll keep all up to date. And I have not forgotten the video link.
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Old July 23, 2007, 09:48 AM   #40
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Zeus?
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Old July 23, 2007, 05:06 PM   #41
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Great work and it smacks of quality. My brother has a 1/2 scale Mountain Howitzer. It shoots juice can size projectiles. We don't shoot it often, but waht a hoot when we do. He is a Civil War reinactor so I get to see some "real" cannons going off at times. Loud devils for sure.
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Old July 26, 2007, 02:00 AM   #42
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A friend and I built Zeus before we built Thor, the one you see on the pic.

They have identical barrels, and near identical beds.

We we do reenactment, my brother and I shoot a 4 pound naval gun...
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Old July 26, 2007, 07:20 AM   #43
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Heinrich,

The cannon has a 2.75 inch bore diameter correct? There a couple motorcycle engines that have bores of that diameter. The old ACE and I believe some old Honda's as well. If you can find them engine pistons make for good projectiles as they are high strength pieces and seal the bore well.

I knew a guy who used to have a 4" coehorn, and he used pistons out of diesel engines that were out of spec on the con rod bores. They flew pretty good, and he advised that outside of losing one or two in a field, he hadn't ever had to get new ones.
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Old July 26, 2007, 07:24 AM   #44
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Taralon, that is a brilliant idea, I am going to investigate.
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Old July 26, 2007, 08:30 AM   #45
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Why not just use the motorcycle cylinder as a mold and make some lead shot?

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Old July 26, 2007, 09:14 AM   #46
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Now THAT'S an idea!
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Old July 30, 2007, 02:42 AM   #47
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Did a decent amount of shooting this weekend, got the most distance into a headwind when shooting at 25deg, not that makes sense, cause the longer the hang time, the more the wind can influence the projectile.

I managed to get 396 meters (1300ft) as a 4 shot average.
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Old July 30, 2007, 06:58 AM   #48
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The greater the headwind, the greater the lift produced by the spinning ball, thus the greater the distance produced. Could easily be greater than the loss of distance due to the air mass moving in the opposite direction. The direction of lift is also a function of angle of incidence of the wind's vector on the ball, which clearly affects distance as well. However, all this may not be repeatable, as the spin of the ball may not be consistent. It's essentially what we baseball fans know as a "knuckleball", that is a ball that is propelled without consistent control of the direction and amount of spin. It could go anywhere, at any time, as many batters have learned the hard way.
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Old July 30, 2007, 02:31 PM   #49
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Here are some mortars in action. First of all, a friend of our Trevor has built little baby mortar, basically a 1:2.5 scale of ours.





Here I am shooting my own, Thor.





And shooting his brother Zeus...

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Old July 30, 2007, 03:07 PM   #50
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Wow!

They have a bit of muzzle-blast, eh?

Very nice.
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