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Unread postAuthor: boyce123 » Fri May 25, 2012 5:49 pm

I made this cannon a couple years ago with my dad (i was 14 at the time). It is a very basic spray and pray design with a bbq igniter. It shoots 200-250 yards and can fairly easily punch through .5 in plywood.

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as you see, we didn't really have any 2.5 in fittings

Here's some damage to .5 in plywood
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here is the wood plug that did the damage
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri May 25, 2012 6:27 pm

Igniter in the handle, nice touch. Good thinking on the ammo as well.

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Unread postAuthor: boyce123 » Fri May 25, 2012 6:33 pm

i was just emailing an admin about that, but it had been taken care of before i could finish the email. my computer glitched and posted it twice.
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Fri May 25, 2012 7:04 pm

Cool cannon! Not tryin to take anythin away from you but how old and wet is that 1/2 inch plywood?? :lol: Welcome to Spudfiles!!
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Unread postAuthor: boyce123 » Fri May 25, 2012 7:24 pm

i had just walked out to take that picture of the plywood, and it had rained like a monsoon for about half an hour. The plywood wasn't that old and had maintained plenty of its integrity. I'll see if i can get a couple videos of it in action this weekend.

PS: i was mistaken by the plywood thickness, i went out with calipers and measured it and it came out to be .68", so i'm assuming its 11/16 or 5/8 in, depending on the brand
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