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  • #16
    I'm thinking that allthough it looks like alot of fun to build the carriage,it would save alot of time,and money to make a period tripod(foldable) that would take up less space when finished.I invision this standing on display in the livingroom,or future office. Ya,your right I don't see that flyin with the old lady either.I can see my two teenage boys playin war when no ones home! How much is invested into just the carriage?
    I'm a real fast learner,it just takes me awhile to pick things up.

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    • #17
      The tripod would store easier that the carriage, I don't know what it would take as I have no plans for a tripod, but the elevation mount and cradle are the same. I would guess (I don't keep records on these things) cost around $800 with brass and wheels. I made the carriage out of Black Walnut, other wood may cost less. Brass is the killer on this unless you can find scrap to use.

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      • #18
        Rolland, great looking job on the carriage. I started on my gun about 2 years ago and still have a ways to go on it. I did complete the tripod last year. I built it for the same reasons you and JND have been talking about. I figured it would be a lot easier to store and transport than the carriage. I am building the D&E gun and it comes with plans for the tripod. It is made of birch wood and brass. The wood was dyed and then finished with tung oil. Here are a few pics of it sitting on my dining room table. It does have rubber pads on the bottom of the feet to prevent scratching.







        Jonathan P.

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        • #19
          That is a great looking tripod, you did nice work. I am suprised you can still type after setting that on that magnificent table. I like the one piece brass yoke. I don't/didn't have anything to do that with when I made mine so its three pieces of steel.

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          • #20
            Rolland, the yoke on my tripod is made up of 4 pieces of brass. The main yoke, the round base, and the two ears. By ears I mean the bottom half of the part the gun actually sits in. I didn't have a piece of brass big enough to make it out of one piece either so I improvised. The lock handle that prevents the yoke from swiveling was made up of 3 parts.

            My wife didn't mind it being on the table to much. We never use it anyway.
            Jonathan P.

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            • #21
              Thanks for the pics,that is very nicely done! I'm not familiar with the D&E gun I'll have to check it out.I was thinking of an extending surveyors tripod,just not as tall,and prob not orange I'm just getting back into machining,and a little nervous about being able to do as nice of work as what you guys have been posting.I believe I have the nesc.equipment,just have to get more tooling.
              I'm a real fast learner,it just takes me awhile to pick things up.

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              • #22
                freaking awesome

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                • #23
                  Calico .22LR Crank "Gatling Gun"

                  Anyone remember these? I actually bought one at a gun show in Phoenix, long ago! imp

                  IF IT'S ELECTRICITY, IT'S ME.

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                  • #24
                    Nice vid Imp! Thanks!
                    Kansas City area

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                    • #25
                      And the danged thing performed even worse than mine! imp
                      IF IT'S ELECTRICITY, IT'S ME.

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