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Mountain Howitzer Golf Ball Cannon

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In the words of one of my Favorite American Inventors....

"One of my primary objectives is to form the tools so the tools themselves shall fashion the work and give to every part, its just proportion." - E. Whitney

Task: To create an Instructables project that is waterproof, fireproof, freeze-proof, crushproof, crash-proof, drop-proof, shock-proof, radiation-proof, slash-proof, stab-proof, bullet-proof, shark-proof, tiger-proof, toddler-proof,

and can withstand most other acts of GOD ......... Im not messing with God but I dare a tiger to try and out run this thunder stick

MATERIALS NEEDED

(1) card board box
(1) piece of ply wood 48x80
(1) all thread rod
(1) oxygen tank
(1) ball hitch matching oxygen tanks thread
(1) smooth bore thick steel tube
(1) bag of quickrete
(1) set of bike pegs
(2) wheel chair wheels
(2) 6" x 8' boards
(2) 2" x 4' boards
(2) couplers matching wheel chair bolts
(8) nuts matching all thread rod
(2) heavy duty wood bolts




TOOLS USED

sawzall with both metal and wood blades
table saw
skilsaw
hole cutting bits
bench drill
2 wrenches
long bits matching all thread O.D.
"L" beam as long as the oxygen tank
6" # 10 bit
wood glue
orbital sander
clamps
work bench
deck water sealent
100 lb of weight
hole saw bits
mallet
hammer
Duct tape
2x4 inch piece of flat plastic
 
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Step 1: Prepping for Assembely

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Materials Needed :

A. Oxygen Tank
B. Tape Measurer
C. Ply Wood
D. planks
E. 2x4s
F. Orbital Sander

1. Evacuate all air from cylinder and remove valve head.

2. Measure 22 inches from the valve base and chop end of cylinder from base of tank and set aside,

3. Measure 48 inches from end of planks and saw ends off.

4. Measure 48 inches long by 6 inches wide and cut plywood to match planks.

5. From plywood measure 18" x 22" and cut eight peices. 

6. Measure 24 inches and cut 2x4s into 2 pieces.

7. Sand, planks, 2x4s and all plywood cuts.
Foxtrot701 year ago
This reminds me of Boy Scout Summer Camp. At the main lodge for flag ceremonies, was a cannon for reports. It was a deck gun from a W W I submarine with a modified breech to fire 10 ga. shotgun blanks. We would also load a golf ball in the muzzle from time to time. Once fired you could hear the ball tearing thru the branches of the trees too! It was the highlight of the day.
bennelson1 year ago
NIIIIIICE! Great use of materials!
Bad A## little beasty. Have you fired it? How do you charge it? Videos of charging and firing would be nice.
Pyromaniac882 months ago

What size air tank did you use?

boner-us1 year ago
Great job, what was the size tank you used.
Agreed. Video please!