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Steel Cannon ball?
October 31, 2005 09:03PM
Just wondering has anyone ever heard of a steel cannon ball, NOT cast Iron but steel. I had someone send me a Polygonal Confederate 12 pounder to cut, and when cutting this ball wiped out the first saw blade and then dulled out the second by the time I finished the cut. When cutting cast Iron it looks like sand almost coming off the back of the blade, but this one had metal shavings and a little metal dust coming off the blade. and when I looked in side it had a almost square cavity. I have been working with steel over 30 years but never seen cast iron cut or look like this. If I had more time I would post a picture.
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