Watch: How to Make a ‘Desktop’ Cannon


Watch: How to Make a ‘Desktop’ Cannon

I suspect that most of us would like to have a cannon. I know I sure wouldn’t mind it! Well, here’s a how-to for whipping up your very own tiny maker of bangs.

It’s quite a simple concept, but he takes it a bit farther by creating an assembly which accepts “cartridges,” i.e. pre-loaded chambers, and fires them by electrically heating up a section of thin wire inside the cartridge head.

Some copper plumbing pipe and fittings, some lumber, some brackets, a switch, and a sacrificial hair dryer all play a part in this interesting little project for a homemade cannon.


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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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