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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyRelics View Post
    I'm doing the classical Greek geometry this year. It's not at all my favorite, but it isn't terrible. Last year when I was doing Algebra with a fast talking woman for a teacher, I just wanted to walk out in front of a car every day.
    i'm doing teaching textbooks and the guy doing it gets really excited when teaching he gets on my nerves
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    3 1/2 that's pretty big for grape or cannister ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    Most of the iron shot gets eaten away but I have a few pieces like that.....is that canister shot ??
    I really don't know what it is. It's so fricken heavy, I find it hard to imagine lifting a bunch of shot like that.

    It's solid iron, about 3 1/2 inches in diameter, and has the two casting sprues on top, and two very small ones on the side. I only found one picture that looked like it, and it said it was Spanish, 1500s-1600s. I just don't know what to think about it though.

    My grandfather is the one who acquired it. He said it was a War of 1812 cannonball. I doubt that because British and American cannon balls of that time were perfectly round. However older ones may have been imperfect. I just don't know.
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    3 1/2 that's pretty big for grape or cannister ?
    Grapeshot gets to be about 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 inches around, though bigger variations exist at least in the Civil War period. Way to big for canister.
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    Quote Originally Posted by GB1 View Post
    i'm doing teaching textbooks and the guy doing it gets really excited when teaching he gets on my nerves
    My chemistry teacher is exactly the same way. He get's all fired up about Ions and electrons, and me and the kids in his class are like..."why?"
    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    First thing I thought was a mill ball rusty ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    First thing I thought was a mill ball rusty ?
    Mill balls are 100% round and smooth. They are pretty unmistakable. However, when I put the question out there, I got responses from it was a gatepost thingie, to a clock weight, to shot put ball etc. etc. etc. I don't know if anybody really knows about cannon balls older than 1776.
    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    Looks like something was attached at one time. Check out ARCs reference charts.....theres one that shows canon balls and shot.....I bet yours was once chained to a ball of the same size with a short piece of chain.

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    I don't know much about cannonballs, but I do know the Spanish were notoriously bad at cannon ball making.
    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    Rusty, the bar shot was primarily a naval round, designed to take down a rival ships masts or rigging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real of Tayopa View Post
    Rusty, the bar shot was primarily a naval round, designed to take down a rival ships masts or rigging.
    I just have no idea if it is or not. Who made it? When? It's hard when even the internet doesn't know.
    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    A good friend of mine who spent a career as a cop said at full moon the bar fights and domestic violence calls would double so yeah full moon is real when it comes to crazy behaviour.

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    An interesting article about the holy grail.

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/6...=pocket-newtab

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