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Project by jg15 posted 04-29-2012 12:24 PM 1650 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my first project. its made out of fir. it wil toss a golf ball around 25 yards

-- jg

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#1 posted 04-29-2012 12:48 PM

Cool, now lets make a big one and try to chuck a refrigerator, ha ha. Nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 04-29-2012 02:29 PM

Very nice..I just saw a show on the History TV channel the other nite about those trebuchets (the original slingshot)... toss a golf ball 25 yards? I couldn’t even hit a golf ball that far.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#3 posted 04-29-2012 10:17 PM

My son won his science fair a number of years ago with a trebuchet. He really enjoyed building it. The originals led to the end of castles, as they could no longer protect the occupants.

What did you use for weight in the bucket?

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#4 posted 04-29-2012 10:18 PM

Have fun storming the castle.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 03:21 PM

sounds like a great pitching wedge to me, and probably more accurate and consistent than I could ever be with a golf club in my hands!
I’ve also wanted to build one of these, and I’ve been looking at photos since my boy was born, more than 10 years ago. Time is slipping quickly away. Thanks for the reminder!!

well done, keep posting,

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#6 posted 04-30-2012 03:27 PM

Nice Now use it for tennis balls to aggravate the neighbors Dog LOL

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#7 posted 04-30-2012 08:53 PM

thanks for the nice comments. stormthecastle has plans for different size and type of machines. kids really get a kick out of mine. have fun

-- jg

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#8 posted 04-30-2012 08:57 PM

i used broken wheel weights for counter weight. dont remember how much i used but i mashed it as full as i could

-- jg

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