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Project by socrbent posted 11-27-2012 08:42 PM 3480 views 10 times favorited 6 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.

-- socrbent Ohio





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ratchet

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 09:07 PM

What no distance???

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 09:12 PM

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.

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Hadders

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 12:12 AM

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 11-28-2012 10:38 AM

have fun :-)

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 04:01 AM

I love it! It has a resemblance to my bucket design (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/44348) but is much more sophisticated. I was a beginner woodworker at the time of it’s construction and design and it was one of my first projects (I still am a beginner to be sure, but less so now than then I suppose). If I ever redo mine I may follow your example! I’ve gotten just as much play out of mine at work than we did at home with the kids. It’s good to hit a coworker now and again and has so far gone over well.

-- --bch

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#6 posted 12-01-2015 01:09 PM

Thanks bch. This was lots of fun to build and play with. Yours looks like a neat design.

-- socrbent Ohio

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