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Project by Woz posted 08-28-2012 01:59 AM 2098 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Went into the shop one saturday am & came out with this, based off of the Wood Magazine design. It will throw a Jolly Rancher about 15’, bucket is loaded w/ fishing weights

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 02:40 AM

How far will a peanut M&M go???

BTW: Welcome to LJs.

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 02:52 AM

Had to look up “Trebuchet”. Amaziing what a guy learns here on LJs !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 03:31 AM

I WANT ONE!!!!! Where can I place an order?

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 10:55 AM

Really like this and I too had to look up trebucket. Now I want to make one or two or three. Thinking this would make a great Christmas for a young boy or girl. I can see how much fun this could be if used correct.
I would have to put a warning sign, not to be used in the house.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#5 posted 08-28-2012 01:16 PM

Looks great! But I’m pretty sure we’ll need to see a video of this thing in action.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 08-28-2012 03:54 PM

Grab a bag of mini marshmallows while you are out for lunch and this afternoon you can lay siege to your neighbor’s cubical.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 08-28-2012 04:28 PM

Screw the marshmallows, use marbles. I could think of a few people in my office I’d go after :-)

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 12:03 AM

Now all you need is mini pumpkins. Check out punkin-chunkin for more fun.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#9 posted 08-29-2012 12:45 AM

Mables-Lol!!!! I too have a few in my office that have been “targeted”!! Can we post videos here??

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#10 posted 08-29-2012 01:22 AM

I’ve made one out of Legos before, never wood. Looks good.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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Jamie Speirs

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#11 posted 08-29-2012 08:06 AM

Now that is great

I wonder if it can chuck balls for

the dogs?

Yes you can post videos.


-- 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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#12 posted 08-29-2012 03:21 PM

I surveyed my colleagues and they all agree we need several of these in our office for the following reasons:
1) You never know when we will be attacked by zombies or aliens
2) Sometimes a guy has gotta throw things and this provides a very effective method for that
3) We need a better way to settle disagreements on how to tackle business problems
4) There are some people we do not want coming into our work area

Now to decide what to provide for ammunition.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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DeLayne Peck

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#13 posted 09-14-2012 04:42 AM

Helps me feel more normal. Thought I was the only one making nuts stuff.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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