Building 18th Century Naval Artillery


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Privateer Media's book "Building 18th Century Naval Artillery" is the first in a series of workshop books being written by Damian Siekonic. The author has extensive experience building naval carriages for 18th century cannon. Since 2000 the cannon and carriages he's built have seen regular use aboard tall ships, at historic sites and in filmwork, and this book draws on over a decade's worth of research and practical hands-on experience with functional naval artillery. Packed with 88 black & white technical drawings and 41 color plates in 90 pages, this book provides the reader with detailed information on how to adapt cannon carriage plans to nearly any size or pattern cannon barrel. Whether for use in building carriages for historic sites and museums, for tall ships, for production work or for the historian and hobbiest, this book outlines easy to understand instructions for obtaining full-scale plans to fit any cannon barrel and gives directions on how to fabricate the various carriage components. The book includes sections on: Naval Carriage Nomenclature, Wooden Carriage Components, Iron Carriage Hardware, Carriage Assembly, Gun Tools, Block & Tackle, Slow Match, Swivel Guns, Barrel Identification Tables, Mechanical Advantage Tables, Sample Carriage Plans.

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