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1781 Siege of Yorktown Cannon Carriages

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ISBN-10: 1493702335

ISBN-13: 9781493702336

Edition: N/A

Authors: Vince Nakovics

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Historically correct cannon carriages and wheels are particularly difficult to make and here are the tricks I learned to make and repair both wood and ironwork as the Cannon Carriage Maker at Colonial National Historic Park between 1999 and 2012. History is in the details and many are lost every day.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 11/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.41" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

I am a retired Navy Chief Gunner's Mate and can say that I put on my anchor in 1986 and it changed my life. There is nothing better than riding a storm at sea with the best trained Sailors in the world driving a fine US Navy vessel underfoot.Upon transferring to Fleet Reserve I took a job working in Richmond, VA with the National Park Service. When an opportunity for a position in Yorktown opened up I took it. This position is the one that I currently have and my primary duties are to restore and reproduce 18th C. cannon carriages and I have been doing so since 1999. I co-founded the Artist Blacksmith Group of Tidewater (ABGT) in January 2010 with Joe Gentile and serve as Director and…