|Project by GusRod||posted 02-21-2008 12:45 AM||2314 views||5 times favorited||23 comments|
Took about 90 minutes to cut and assemble this trebuchet for one of my grandsons’ history classes. Antiqued it with a propane torch. Not much to look at, but it threw a golf ball 97 feet! School principal made them stop “testing it” when they hit within inches of a school window. LOL. Made entirely of yellow pine, except for the metal pivot pin for the arm, the cloth sling, the trigger mechanism and a half inch plywood base. Also had about fifteen pounds of lead as ballast.
Even inexpensive projects can be fun. My grandson and his classmates loved it!
PS: date on pic is incorrect. Camera was not set. Made the trebuchet about 3 months ago.
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