How to Make a Pirate Cannon
December 7, 2010 2 Comments
Just in time for Christmas! Intimidate family and friends with your very own realistic 18th century Pirate Cannon.
Below is a step by step tutorial.
What your cannon will look like
Cut eight tapered sides of clear pine, 40 inches long and with 22.5 degree angles.
Glue them up!
Mount on a 42 inch lathe and stand back!
NOTE: Wear safety glasses!
Start on a slow speed and rough out the shape, then refine on a higher speed.
Turn and add the center supports, rear and front of the gun. Bondo for texture and prime.
Paint using metalic spray paints and build the base out of heavy timbers.
Add dirt, scratches and gunpowder burns with acrylic paint.