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Project by tkroupa posted 06-05-2014 07:56 PM 1549 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked me to build her this Statapult for her work group at a local hospital in Boise as a team building tool. Her co-worker saw these on a team building site and he knew I dabbled in some wood working, so he asked her if I would be interested in building one. Of course I said yes before looking into it.

I did find some on the internet, and they sell for up to $250. That is outrageous. So off to my scrap pile and a day or so later after looking at the pictures on the internet as there are no plans that I could find and a lot of measuring and comparing pictures this is what I came up with. All it needs is a velcro ping pong ball and a big rubber band.

Gonna have it delivered tomorrow. Don’t think I will get $250, but the co-worker did ask my wife what kind of Scotch I drink. That is a fair trade.

Again, thanks for looking.

Tim

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972





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#1 posted 06-05-2014 08:24 PM

Nice job. Sorry you can’t get full retail, but Scotch has value. A pair of those be great for grand kid wars ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 06-05-2014 08:35 PM

my wife’s friend at work, wants to shoot things over the cubicles at co-workers.
A nice bottle of Scotch would be better in my opinion.

might have to make a few of them as toys.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972

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#3 posted 06-06-2014 07:13 PM

Ok, I’ll be the one to ask …

What the difference between a STatapult and a CATapult?

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tkroupa

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#4 posted 06-06-2014 08:57 PM

I have no idea, except for what i got from the internet and from the email from my wife’s friend at work. There is a company called Six Sigma that sells these and other team building exercises and statistical items. My guess would be that the statapult does not move for the intended purpose of having it in a stationary position to test the many variables in the device, and the catapult just has one variable and purpose is to destroy the enemy. There are several youtube videos out there, and I had to watch a few of them, before I tackled this little project to see the purpose of the thing.

Not sure I will be building any more of these, but thanks for looking.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972

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#5 posted 06-10-2014 03:33 PM

“What the difference between a STatapult and a CATapult?”

$237. $472 if you want it in a cheap plastic case with foam padding. No lie:

https://www.ncmrcompany.com/search_results.asp

How about a $3 clamp for $28? I’d almost call what those folks are doing a scam, but I am much too polite to do that.

-- woodNfish

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