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Project by Jeffery Mullen posted 07-01-2011 08:31 AM 4352 views 24 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Marshmallow catapult.

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.





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Tom Goodman

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#1 posted 07-01-2011 09:47 AM

NICE ! I can’t think of anyone that wouldn’t have fun with a Marshmallow catapult.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 07-01-2011 01:51 PM

How cute! It seems like a really fun time! Have a great challenge! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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dustyal

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#3 posted 07-01-2011 04:34 PM

ammunition would be endless… peas, beans, potato (?) ball bearings (whoops, getting carried away)...

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 07-01-2011 08:29 PM

Okay, I feel challenged…first, a fun idea and laughed for five minutes….second, I have always wanted to build a catapult of some kind…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 07-02-2011 03:32 AM

Jeff,

And the prize is . . . the winner gets to pick up all the marshmallow out of the dirt and eat them!

This looks like fun. It could be fun with a cottonball, too. Do you have any more views of the catapult or could you give us a few more details?

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Jeffery Mullen

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#6 posted 07-02-2011 09:34 AM

Sorry don’t have any more pictures at this moment in time. What kind of details are you looking for ? I got my idea off of another Lumber jock man and added to it to make it like a super man catapult that shoots at the speed of a bullet. Hay that would be the idea. when I see a speed check sign that gives me my reading when I drive by I should stop and see how fast my marshmallow will go past the speed check sign on the side of the road. Now that would be a fun thing to do . Later my friends Jeff M.

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prez

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#7 posted 07-03-2011 01:17 AM

My grandsons are coming here in a few days…..and I need “more input!!” This would be great project for them….plans would be most welcomed!

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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Derek1980

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#8 posted 07-03-2011 04:18 AM

This is how it starts… then .. BAM! full blown Nuclear Arms race.. :)

-- Derek

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maxomatic

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#9 posted 07-03-2011 10:14 PM

Love it.

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!

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RexMcKinnon

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#10 posted 07-05-2011 07:10 PM

This the the coolest project I’ve seen in a while.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Jeffery Mullen

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#11 posted 07-16-2011 07:45 AM

The other day I took one of my marshmallow catapult to the park and started to play with it. My wife was blowing bubbles and I was poping them with the marshmallows I was launching. A 6 year old came to watch me and then asked to try it. He did quit well launching them for a 6 year old. He said I want one for my birthday so we went and found his mom and I got a sale right away. This is one toy that sells well If a person needs some side money for the month. Thanks much Jeff M.

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