Those cannons are absolutely beautiful! I’d be thrilled to make parts for those! When you start to build again send me some specific dimensions and let me make you a few pieces no charge. That’s awesome!Welcome From THE Heart Of Dixie. The pieces and parts for artillery carriages that I build when I make cannons is the first thing that comes to my mind. I have to buy them from several sources and they can be expensive and I believe its due to only a few folks that produce them and most are cast where as the originals were blacksmith made. CS D-Guards were all blacksmith made from old files and other items. BTW my ex is from Dothan. I live in the beautiful town of Demopolis. Be sure to stop by the Weapons & Ammo, Uniforms & Relics and Vicksburg forums. Be sure to check out our annual get together "CWT Invades Vicksburg". Hope you can joins us. https://civilwartalk.com/threads/cw...tour-the-official-thread.155709/#post-2006411
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Or excessive amount of super glue. I watched it on TV but I don't know how they get those welds to hold.That’s cool! The spur must be forge welded in.
Lisa,Wonderful! Welcome. Found these on the web (likely you have seen them?):
A video on reconstructed traveling blacksmith forge for Civil War reenactments:
And ... Library of Congress photo, army blacksmith forge:
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And several reproduction forges:
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Look forward to your posts about iron working.