!WARNING: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU BEING DUMB. BE SAFE AND EXERCISE CAUTION
I will not show you how to make the stand for the cannon because I don't think most of you have a pair of skis lying around. I also dont believe you have a trumpet you can take the keys off of. I WILL encourage you to make your own stand. I Just happend to live near a junk yard full of this stuff.
Step 1: Finding a Bullet Casing (or Two)
I say find a bullet casing or two because you might mess up and need to try again.
Step 2: Getting the Gun Powder
Step 3: Other Things You Will Need
~ A drill
~ A 1/8 inch metal drill bit (or around that size)
~ A Toothpick
~ "strike anywhere matches"
~ Saftey glasses
~ Fuse (optional)
Step 4: Drilling a Hole
First of all you will want the hole as close to the back of the case as possible but if too close you will drill into the primer cap. The metal is thick here and it will take a long time to get through. And if you do get through bash out the primer cap. Then you will want drill through the metal where the cap was making it posible for the gunpowder to light. After you have done this carefully bash the cap back in.
The second picture is where i did it wrong and had to fix it 'cause it was to close to the back. The first picture, however, is perfect, the hole is right before the cap
Step 5: The Final Stand
Step 6: The Toothpick
Step 7: Adding Gunpowder and Lighting
Before you light the cannnon you should get a small peice of cotton ball and use you match like a ram-rod. this will make a little blast and make it more realistic.
To light it is not excactly easy. I have not yet found a way to light one nicely. Actualy we needed to add powder around the hole so we could get the stuff burning. That is why a fuse would be nice, but is difficult to find a good fuse.
OH Ya this has not been tested with ammo in it, it could be dangerous!
here are my shots