This procedure is intended to make the installation of broadsize cannon in wooden tall ship kits as enjoyable as possible.
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The raw material...  ·  Okay, we start with a piece of most any kind of wood, preferably something with a small grain. The dimensions will depend upon the size of the port cut into the hull side. A slot is created in the wood using whatever tool you wish. I used a router bit that was almost equal in diameter as the port opening is wide. In this case 10mm. Note that the wood is wider by about 3 mmm greater than the port opening size. This flange on each side of the slot will be glued behind the planking either side of the port opening.
Procedure by Don M. Evans