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Unread postAuthor: crashdaddio » Thu May 08, 2008 3:16 pm

This is the newest of a number of cannons over the years. It is a barrel sealing piston valve in a 1" tee. 1/2" barrel,aluminum FE for chamber, much modified sandblast gun for the pilot. the stock was made from scrap aluminum from other projects. Milled by hand with the help of a drill press, rotary files, band saw, belt grinder and lots of hours. Additional images will be on photo bucket as soon as my son can show me how to do that. Thanks for looking and thanks for all the posts and excellent cannons a lot of inspiration comes from spudfiles members
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu May 08, 2008 3:19 pm

Whoa... That's gorgeous. What kind of pressure do you use?

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Unread postAuthor: crashdaddio » Thu May 08, 2008 3:23 pm

Ive had it up to 400 psi it ruined the present gauge. The chamber has been tested to 550 psi.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu May 08, 2008 3:25 pm

400 PSI, what did you use for ammo, got any damage shots?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Thu May 08, 2008 3:26 pm

that has to be the nicest canon on the site!!!
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu May 08, 2008 3:27 pm

Well, let's not get *too* excited. I can't think of the name of a cannon I liked for the longest time. Beastly hybrid.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu May 08, 2008 3:32 pm

Bloody hell, the shininess has blinded me!!! (For reference, I am touch typing this).

That's stunningly good looking.
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Unread postAuthor: drex » Thu May 08, 2008 3:35 pm

thats one of the only cannons on the site that i can honestly say that paint would ruin it.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Thu May 08, 2008 3:35 pm

Well it sure is shiny and bright!
The reservoir could be up a little more to get a tighter look.
You used too many parts for my ( personal) taste, but it aint too bad.
I don;t mean to put you down, just a matter of taste. 8)
Very well constructed and do hope to see more from you in the future, even if it isn;t to my exact taste!

The stock and grip look awsome BTW!

It would have been included in the "favorite gun on the site election" I'm sure.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu May 08, 2008 3:37 pm

Yea, the stock is definitely one of my favorite parts of it.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Thu May 08, 2008 4:01 pm

Wow, Maxus is definately impressed. :D

The stock really makes it.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Thu May 08, 2008 4:04 pm

wow :shock:

definitely one of my favorites....
very nice work and welcome to spudfiles!
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu May 08, 2008 4:06 pm

So how long did you hang around here before you built that? Or did you build it before you found us?
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Thu May 08, 2008 4:10 pm

btw....what did you use to make the stock? I know its from scrap aluminum but what "other project" did you salvage it from?
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Unread postAuthor: daxspudder » Thu May 08, 2008 4:10 pm

amazing, the attention to detail is something to be jealous of, definitely worth nominating for best gun of the site.
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