|Project by Anthony||posted 10-17-2013 01:37 AM||4297 views||15 times favorited||19 comments|
Something fun to build and play with.
I did this mostly as an experiment in design. After designing it in Sketchup I put it together using poplar. I wanted to build it using only joints and techniques that would have been available during medieval times. Most joints are glued and then pinned using dowels (or in the case of the weight bucket toothpicks).
After I was finished it was a matter of setting up the correct weight in the bucket as well as the length of the string for the sling and the angle on the release pin at the end of the arm. After tuning it up I can throw a small object (just smaller than a golf ball) about 25 feet.
This may lead to a larger version….LOL.
-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"