Nut Chunkin Trebuchet

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Project by socrbent posted 638 days ago 1675 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from scrap pine by following plans in May 2011 Wood magazine. Modified the weight bucket to use a simpler attachment system. It throws peanuts still in the shell as harmless artillery. You need to diddle with weight and pin angle to get a good launch distances. Grandson and I made this after watching the Punkin Chunkin event on Science channel.

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#1 posted 638 days ago

What no distance???

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 638 days ago

It really needs testing for distance and different weights. Tennis balls, golf balls. Real scientific stuff. :-)

Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 638 days ago

Great job. Looks like me and my two boys have got another toy to add to our project list.

-- Hadders - "Arghh! Where's my persuader?"

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#4 posted 638 days ago

have fun :-)

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