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See previous blog for pictures. This is text only.

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This week I managed to try out my working cannons at the farm. This turned out to be very disappointing.I tried with the smallest one first but did not bring the lead balls to fit in the barrel. I primed the barrel with gunpowder after fitting the fuse, these I got from a firework. I then forced a piece of paper in after it to seal the explosion.Thinking this would be a good test I lit the fuse and stood back waiting for the bang.It was the most disappointing sound ever, it sounded like a damp squib.It was more of a whistle than a bang.It just goes to prove that I should have taken all my equipment as it was not sealed properly.The video that I took was very long but the firing was very short, maybe 3 seconds so I will have to edit it when i find the program.

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On coming home I found that we had, had a visiting rat that likes Bananas.We have had a few field mice before but this was a quite large grey Rat so we have had to put some rat bait under the fridges and washing machine.I think maybe I scared itout of the open door last night as there was no sign of it this morning.

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I think I will finish with a usual sunrise.

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And a view of the Bay….

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Sunday Digest.

cannon top (2)

This week I managed to try out my working cannons at the farm. This turned out to be very disappointing.I tried with the smallest one first but did not bring the lead balls to fit in the barrel. I primed the barrel with gunpowder after fitting the fuse, these I got from a firework. I then forced a piece of paper in after it to seal the explosion.Thinking this would be a good test I lit the fuse and stood back waiting for the bang.It was the most disappointing sound ever, it sounded like a damp squib.It was more of a whistle than a bang.It just goes to prove that I should have taken all my equipment as it was not sealed properly.The video that I took was very long but the firing was very short, maybe 3 seconds so I will have to edit it when i find the program.

cannon top (1)

On coming home I found that we had, had a visiting rat that likes Bananas.We have had a few field mice before but this was a quite large grey Rat so we have had to put some rat bait under the fridges and washing machine.I think maybe I scared itout of the open door last night as there was no sign of it this morning.

rat banana

I think I will finish with a usual sunrise.

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And a view of the Bay….

bay tele rain

 

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These were some of the jokes in our local free newspaper called the “CX press”.

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Things here are maybe just the same as they were a few months ago except i have finished off a few working cannons that have been laying in my hobby box. I want to take them down to the farm and video the firing of them.

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I tried one of the very small ones out in the garden and it moved backwards so I have now fitted brass rings at the front to fix the restraining ropes,  to absorb the recoil.

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