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by Kynges
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Anyone any ideas for cannon construction ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3280

I was trying to keep things simple since it was such a long post... :roll: I understand and I will be brief :D but its good to try to get these little points sorted as it stops someone doing something illegal or silly! Birmingham Proof House no longer take private proofings [we have been told], the...
by Kynges
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Anyone any ideas for cannon construction ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3280

We love you too Phil and Jorge :D :D Just a quick word about the legal side. You do not need to be a RFD to build a gun, only if you want to SELL it. The point when a cannon becomes a legal FA or SG is when its ability to fire a projectile has been made IE when the touch hole has been drilled. (Not ...
by Kynges
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

I remember that show, on Castle Green. :D Just before I became an offical Ornament! Observing from the MoP's side at the time there were quite a few expletives flying around: especially when the windows of the brewery on the other side of the river started rattling and shaking! Also at the time the ...
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crapadeux
Replies: 32
Views: 4971

Whats its service charge Dave?

Might be worth really downloading so you can guage how the carrage is going to react!
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Ko's new arrival
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Dave B wrote:Go on admit it - there's at least a little bit of 'it's to pretty to paint' going on?
Not going to deny that :D

But in all seriousness if you look at Rose, our breech loader she was, 10yrs ago the same color. Would you say looking at here now that she was originally painted?

Shes the closest one.
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: TEWKESBURY A GUNNERS VIEW 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

I sooo glad you told that the the world Mick!

'Cus when the big bear finds out.................
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crapadeux
Replies: 32
Views: 4971

Are you taking it to Berkely Dave?

Be intresting to see it go if you do :D
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Ko's new arrival
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

and wan't the general fashion in the medieval period to paint wood? A very valid point Dave but a hard one to refference. If you look at any wood after its had gun juice all over it and years of weathering it actually looks like stockholm tar. Most of the surviving pieces that are in museums unfort...
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Ko's new arrival
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Reformatted and completed :D

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by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

Thanks

BTW she will be going to Berkley :D
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

Here she is at Eastnor after the quadrant plates have been fitted and a coat of linseed has been applied.

Bad weather stop play though :(
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

21st May 2008: A last few things needed doing. The elevation holes in the quadrants were drilled and the pin forged, but basically it was finished. It was off to Eastnor the weekend coming so we would see then if any remedial work needed doing. All she needed was a coat of linseed oil and the quadr...
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

19th May 2008: A drive up to Birmingham proof house. The stated service charge was 5oz (125g) so they shoved 10oz (250g) down it. This was a horrendous moment. I had to wait for 2 hours while they did this and I must admit I was shaking when I returned to pick it up. If it had not passed then all t...
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

More pictures
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

13th May 2008: After lots of communications with the local police the touchhole was finally drilled. With a slow speed drill and several sharp 4mm bits it was done. The end result was the touchhole entered the breech about 5mm forward from the breech plug. Perfect! 14th May 2008: A visit from our l...
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

More pictures
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

3rd May 2008 - 5th May 2008: The axle pin, axle brackets, barrel brackets, recoil plate, rope rings and associated metal fixings were all forged. 6th May 2008: The pre shaped quadrants, made of seasoned oak were picked up from Robert Hurford. 11th May 2008: The quadrants were cut to length and the ...
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

13th April 2008: The bed and trail were married to the axel and wheels for a scale check. Everything looked good. The back of the bed was carved in to allow for the quadrants and its length trimmed. The barrel was going to protrude over trail so we messed around with the positioning a bit. We also ...
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

5th April 2008: The completed wheels and axle were collected from Robert Hurford and boy did they look great.
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

21st March 2008 - 24th March 2008: Work on the bed was started. We were going to make a perfect groove in the bed the same size as the largest ring on the barrel but in the end we decided to cut the barrel in totally, carving the oak to fit each ring of the barrel. Holes were also drilled through t...
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

More pictures
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

More pictures
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

20th December 2007: The oak axle was delivered to Robert Hurford for turning. 11th February 2008: The hydraulic tube was taken to a local engineering shop that had a lathe big enough to take it. The work was started on the 2” threaded bung for the breech. 22nd February 2008: The barrel bung was com...
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

More pictures
by Kynges
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4485

The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)

The Chronicle of the building of the new Kynges Ordynaunce field piece I will update as we go along. Please don’t be surprised if there are long pauses. I will have to post photos over several posts due to the forum limits. I have not gone in to too much detail but just ask if you have any questions...
by Kynges
Fri May 23, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century re-enactment blacksmiths
Replies: 32
Views: 7470

NP :)
by Kynges
Fri May 23, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century re-enactment blacksmiths
Replies: 32
Views: 7470

Badges, please

BTW it seems like we wont be going to Kelmarsh :evil: TY EH for taking 5 months to let us know :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Do you still want the cart?
by Kynges
Fri May 23, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century re-enactment blacksmiths
Replies: 32
Views: 7470

Nigel

If you havent got anything on then you are by all means welcome to join us as you always are :D

PM me if you want to

As for Tewkes I have you on our list as usual :D
by Kynges
Fri May 23, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century re-enactment blacksmiths
Replies: 32
Views: 7470

Its amazing what you find buried in photo albums :D

As for the new gun I will finish the Diary thread soon now, life has almost returned to normal without the build going on and my patio will soon be clear again...HUZZAAAA :D :D
by Kynges
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Would anyone be intrested in.........
Replies: 31
Views: 5636

How precise were they with their cannon at that time? Exactly as Dave says. But it depends how and in what area you define precision. The only area where it would really matter would be in the manufacture of the barrel. Placing slightly curved strips of metal around a wooden former and then holding...