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Home-Built Barbeque Looks like a Cannon
After seeing stories in FARM SHOW about gun-shaped barbeques modeled after pistols (Vol. 14, No. 5 and Vol. 16, No. 2), Lloyd Triplett, Claude, Texas, decided to build a barbeque patterned after a Civil War cannon.
"Most people think it's a real cannon until they get up close to it," says Triplett. "It's mounted on old wooden freight wagon wheels and looks like the real thing. I modeled it after photographs but I didn't build it exactly to scale."
The cannon has a removeable grill inside its 2-ft. long, 1-ft. dia. fire chamber. When it's cooking, smoke pours out the end of the barrel. There's also an air damper at the bottom end of the barrel. Triplett positions the cannon on his home's deck overlooking a lake.
"The barrel is built from a section of split 10 ga. steel casing. The rest of the cannon is made out of three sections of steel pipe of different diameters that I welded together," says Triplett "I mounted ornate rings where the different size pipes join together and on the end of the barrel. I made each ring by splitting a car wheel rim and welding the two outside strips of the rim together."
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lloyd Triplett, Rt. 1, Box 240, Claude, Texas 79019 (ph 806 335-1465).

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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #5