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    what about cyprus chuck?
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    Redwood, Osage Orange, Black Locust.
    Black Delrin will last near forever. Don't try glueing it. I get mine from Cope.
    http://www.copeplastics.com/docs/index.html

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    How about those man make decking material? Will 5" (6X6) actual size work? You may be able to get the cut-offs from job sites.
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    Questions:
    1) What is fiphon?

    2) 6" x 6"? That sounds kinda squat ... will this be more like a [mortar] than a classic "pirate ship cannon"? (If so, check out [this interesting page].)
    Sounds like a cool project. Good luck, and let us know what you learn about turning plastic (if that's what you end up going with). Oh - and don't forget to take pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Kerry it is only the end of the cannon barrel it is going to be bolted to the side of a van.
    O, I C ... this gets more interesting all the time!

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    Chuck,
    How about high density polyurethane like Butter-Board or Ren Shape? I know they would turn better than a lower density urethane like Fypon. I have made prototypes with Butter-board, and it does turn like butter! Takes a finish well too.

    FWIW, Wes

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    Chuck,

    I've got some black locust just sitting taking up space in my shop...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Interesting Option

    I don't know if it's possible with a blank that big, but there is a guy around here who stabilizes pen blanks and sells them at Woodcraft. Basically the wood is impregnated all the way through with some type of acrylic or epoxy/plastic whatnot.... Anywho, the point is that they most likely would be weatherproof. Maybe you have someone in your area who can do this??

    Hutch

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    Hi Chuck.

    PU rigid foam comes in different densitys and thicknesses. Easy to glue, easy to work and light weight. ( Use a mask when working with it)

    There is another type of rigid foam that I think is called Clark foam in US, it is made from PS ( not EPS) and it is stronger than PU foam.
    Best regards,
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