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Project by EmeraldDragon posted 06-23-2012 03:10 AM 2138 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this catapult about 3 years ago and used it to launch grapes at my coworkers cubicles! The number of rubber bands determines distance. It’s kinda cool that when I posted this pic on my Facebook, the First comment was ” Glenn you should go into woodworking, that is really good. You work in a cubicle, poor Glenn.” Now I work in my own Shop! Woodworking! In tropical Brazil! God has really blessed me!

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11





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patron

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#1 posted 06-23-2012 04:44 AM

pass me another grape

send it to elena first
so she can peel it

or how about
who is throwing these grapes
i keep stepping on

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 06-23-2012 10:06 AM

Nice rig! Looks good in that office setting. LOL

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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EricTy

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#3 posted 06-23-2012 11:47 AM

Way cool. I saw this show once where they were trying to make catapults like they did in the old times. They found out they needed to be on wheels to put the full force into what they were throwing.

If you put some wheels on this on, you may be able to reach the boss’ office!

-- Only you know the mistakes were intentional...

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#4 posted 06-23-2012 12:04 PM

I personally couldn’t handle the office job in the first place. You could market the catapult alone. I’ll bet you have access to some really neat wood. That part I really envy. Good luck in the shop. Hope it goes great for you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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rance

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#5 posted 06-23-2012 12:22 PM

I love that quote from the movie. Nice build on this one.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 06-23-2012 01:21 PM

It sounds like you have an interesting place to work. If I worked in one of those cubicles I would go nuts. I’d have to come up with something like that myself. You did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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EmeraldDragon

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#7 posted 06-23-2012 02:58 PM

I enjoyed that job, but I am much happier building with wood in Brazil now. Lol.
Hey, Rance! I almost went with “Anybody want a peanut?” Considering the size. :)

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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EmeraldDragon

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#8 posted 06-23-2012 03:22 PM

One guy walked around with grape particles in his hair all day. Eric, I made enough enemies that day, didn’t want the boss to be one of them!

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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#9 posted 06-23-2012 03:25 PM

Everytime I see one of these I promise to go home and build my own. Maybe this time…. It looks super; congratulations on your shop. Jeremiah was right then and his words are still right today. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Tokolosi

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#10 posted 06-23-2012 05:26 PM

Awesome!!! I so need one! In stead of grapes can it throw flaming balls off hot oi? Lets just say I have some interesting co-workers.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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EmeraldDragon

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#11 posted 06-23-2012 06:29 PM

Thanks, Rick! Tokolosi, you might want to replace the bucket with a metal one!

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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WoodSpanker

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#12 posted 06-25-2012 07:15 AM

Think it’ll work??
It’d take a miracle. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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