Back on April 10th, 2010 I filmed a few minutes of the day long ordeal that we called a “Shell Party”. You can probably guess that it wasn’t exactly a party though…
I hope that you will be mildly entertained by my video, it shows the basics of casting and preparing lead cannon shells for our Parrott Rifled Cannon.
Warning, don’t try this at home kids, molten lead is dangerous stuff!
FYI: I’m the guy pouring the lead into the mold.
Thanks to my Dad, and my teammates Mike and Bill for helping with this video. Together in about 6 hours we cast 74 perfect cannon shells.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about casting lead cannon shells, please leave some comments!