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Project by jjempson posted 09-01-2010 05:12 PM 3836 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

being a fan of days of old i ended plotting and planning this up in my lunch time, all but the bow arm is made from scraps which have been remachined to size. the bow are is ash . which is held purely by the bolts.. the limbes are heavely waxed to aid slippage.this also shows the students i teach what can be done with a few basic joints and how the application is used.the main part that needed a good deal of thinking was the trigger mechinisum… it had to be lignum vitea…timber of the gods..the trigger and slider were carfilly made..the only bit that made me worried was machining the two rebates on the small block..but luckily i can still count to 10 ..when fully draw back it can deliver a hand full of small screws a good 40+ft if not further..always a good talking point yet not been used for hunting..:)

-- jjempson

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 05:19 PM

Love adults, that remember to play.
Nice job, your naighbour will love it!

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 05:27 PM

could be used to batter bathroom doors open ,

when the students ,
take to long ,
combing their hair
in there , LOL !

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 05:38 PM

Boy howdy, wouldn’t want someone to get a hold of those if they had a load of cherry bombs now would ya?

I believe that it was lignum vitae that we used to make a bunch of 3×3 x 8 ft blanks for a railroad. They sent the wood in here; I have no idea what they were going to use it for. But that stuff is very heavy and very tuff.

That looks like a great toy. How many of you Lumberjocks are still a bunch of overgrown kids? My wife says that’s what I am.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 05:48 PM

you threw me with the title…I was thinking, “how’s that used?!?” lol

-- Jim -- Louisville, KY

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 05:51 PM

with a bit of imaginatiion im sure we could get some suggestions….any one..?
but i can see the title needs work..

-- jjempson

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#6 posted 09-01-2010 06:34 PM

like it , thats toy we can understand :-)

one idea to you , if you make it so it doesn´t fire so fast
and make a front plate were there is a moving part that
puch to the trigger so it fire, you can let children of all ages throw a ball
against it and if they hit correct it will fire a cream puff (the ono there is covered with a thin layer of choclate)
to them and they have to see if they can catch them without they destroy…....great fun
you can allso use marshmallows but the other is funnyer
you may have to change the spoon a little

thank´s for posting

have a very fun day :-)

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#7 posted 09-01-2010 07:04 PM

Oooohhhh, that kind of toy.

Really Neat. I think I can see one of these in my future.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 09-01-2010 07:45 PM

Do you have plans for building this you may want to share? I made a similar implement of distruction called the “Louisiana Redneck Beer Bottle Launcher”. One and Two

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#9 posted 09-01-2010 09:42 PM

cozmo 35…..plans….erm…..just kinda made it up as i went..the base….shaped like a “T”.....joint used there is a mortice and tenon.the rest is just angeld cuts and scewd nto place….sorry im not much help..i tend to work strait from the cuff. i will get some measurement if you wish..

-- jjempson

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#10 posted 09-01-2010 09:51 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 09-02-2010 01:49 AM

jjempson, no problem. I was going to increase the size anyway. Thanks!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#12 posted 09-02-2010 04:54 AM

Neat! I was thinking about throwing golf balls with a mechanism like that?
What is the official name for it? Was it a medieval war machine of some kind?
When I saw Adults Toy I was thinking of something else made out of wood!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 09-02-2010 06:41 AM

Look wonderful. I am planning o making one of these. I saw one about a year ago someone had made at a local craft show and it was amazing just how far they will send something, not to mention how accurate it was

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#14 posted 09-02-2010 07:18 AM

Imagine the affect a spit ball launched from this apparatus would have…..!!!!

Great job!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#15 posted 09-12-2010 10:24 PM

notottoman…......funny you should say that….have tried it … works best with half a dozen 4” nails…taped together…want to make a larger one and a mini version….....worktop warfare….....heaven

-- jjempson

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