Everyone has quirks. I have a ton of quirks. (Do I ever… just ask John.) The cats have quirks. (Merlin will purr while
And in just breaking news, John made a tiny little micro cannon for the boat and called me downstairs to watch him fire it.
He milled it out of a section of brass rod, and yes, it really fires. You put a little wick in the hole near the closed end, pour in a little bit of black powder (triple-7, actually), tamp it in with a little brass rod, put in a bebe, tamp that in, and then balance it on the back step and touch a grill lighter to the wick. POP! We think that the bebes were at least clearing the patio, though we couldn’t tell if we were actually hitting anything other then the ground. There is really no good way of actually aiming the micro cannon.
Now we just need a swivel mount, and a boat to mount it to.
John comes up with the coolest things sometimes….