|Project by Tim_H||posted 09-02-2013 06:14 AM||3222 views||14 times favorited||15 comments|
So my latest project is not a thing of absolute beauty. It is something I did because I am known as the “bad Uncle” or the “fun Uncle” depending on who you ask (my brother and sister or my nieces and nephews). My family lives on the other side of the country and I only see them every two years or so, which means when I do see my nieces and nephews I like to come bearing gifts so that they will remember when Uncle Tim comes to town. This trip I will be bringing my nephews small wooden catapults that will launch rubber “bouncy balls” about 2 1/2 to 3 feet. I did not spend a ton of time building these (about an hour each to cut, assemble and sand), attention to detail was minimal. I wanted to ensure insure that they would stand the test of time but I was not too fussy about making sure every small detail was sanded to perfection or that each piece was a glorious masterpiece of beauty. They are going to be kids toys after all! These catapults are fun to build and even more fun to “test” (aka play with). I was thinking that when I give them to the kiddos that we would build “castles” with old playing cards and each child would try to knock the opposing “castle” down with their catapult.
My nieces projects are a whole seperate story, I have been working on plans for small jewelry boxes and they are definitely going to take a bit more time and focus to complete.
If you want some catapult ideas go to http://www.stormthecastle.com/catapult/how-to-build-a-catapult.htmhttp://www.stormthecastle.com/catapult/how-to-build-a-catapult.htm
Thanks for looking!
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