Watch: DiResta Builds a Cannon

   10.14.16

Watch: DiResta Builds a Cannon

Who doesn’t love a cannon? It looks great, it makes a nice big BANG, and it flings hefty objects at high speed. Generally, the only time not to love a cannon is when it’s pointing in your direction.

In this video, creative builder Jimmy DiResta transforms a hunk of 3″ diameter brass round stock into a real live cannon that fires one-inch steel balls.

That’s right, folks. It’s 100 caliber! Or for you metric folks, a tad over 25mm.

If you like building things and/or watching the way they’re made, you’ll probably enjoy this entire video. If not, you might want to skip ahead from time to time. Me, I enjoyed finding out what he was going to make next, whether it was the pivot bars, wheels, axles, straps, or whatever.

This fellow is a true craftsman who does beautiful work.

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And of course, the culmination to any gun build is firing it! So they take it to the country and kill some pumpkins. Why not?

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