|Project by Jeffery Mullen||posted 07-01-2011 08:31 AM||6176 views||25 times favorited||11 comments|
Like many other Lumber jocks made their share of these catapults, I wanted mine to go distance and have lots of fire power. so in my design I used two large rubber bands and doubled them then worked them through the dowels sticking out the side. I wear size 11 shoes and I took 60 steps with one foot behind the other to measure the distance it was launched from the catapult to where the fresh marshmallow landed. Most the time it hits the ceiling in my house when I launch it in doors. My church custom ordered 2 from me for their 4th of July pot luck gathering. They like to have new challenges every year for games and prizes so this one will be a distance challenge with 2 people competing for the prize of distance. I hope to come up with another fun challenge wood project for my church next year. Thanks for looking Jeff M.