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Project by molan posted 05-14-2012 07:26 AM 4019 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this plan in a copy of Wood Magazine (I think) and thought it was too cool not to build. Its a mini fully functional Trebuchet. And it can hurl dog treats accross my kitchen quite nicely!





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roundguy

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 07:34 AM

If I built one of those, my kids would be hurling M&M’s around the house.

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 08:42 AM

Now that looks like a lot of fun, and I don’t mean just as a project. :)

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 12:47 PM

Can anyone confirm the magazine/edition? I have build one of these ;)

Joez71

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 01:11 PM

Wood Magazine May 2011.

Nice job!

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 02:26 PM

Looks like TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 05-14-2012 03:21 PM

I could have sooooooooooooooooo much fun with that.

I would love a plan

It would be great for my two Boxers

thank you Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 05-14-2012 04:01 PM

I’ve always wanted to build one of these. That looks like too much fun. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 05-15-2012 03:35 AM

Great job, I have plans for one that my kids saw and want to build. I suppose I should get busy

-- Norman

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#9 posted 05-15-2012 04:27 AM

Too fun!

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#10 posted 05-16-2012 01:39 AM

I like it, I would be flinging stuff at my co-workers with this, LOL

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

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#11 posted 05-16-2012 03:10 AM

Here’s a link for the trebuchet plans ($2.95) http://www.woodstore.net/loffuntr.html

I’ve built many trebs, from desktop size to about 11 feet tall with the arm upright, Also built catapults, ballistas, onagers, etc. Love those siege weapons !

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