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Message started by Dawesome21 on Sep 5th, 2019 at 1:03am

Title: Medieval Trebuchet is Reborn!
Post by Dawesome21 on Sep 5th, 2019 at 1:03am
I have finished rebuilding my medieval trebuchet and the hurling season has commenced!

More updates to follow.

https://youtu.be/PzQCcWVsiNw
IMG_20190831_183336.jpg (336 KB | 18 )

Title: Re: Medieval Trebuchet is Reborn!
Post by JudoP on Sep 5th, 2019 at 5:28am
Awesome!

Title: Re: Medieval Trebuchet is Reborn!
Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 5th, 2019 at 10:58am
That's great!  Nice job!  :)

Title: Re: Medieval Trebuchet is Reborn!
Post by Morphy on Sep 6th, 2019 at 1:52am
This is why a border wall will never work. There will be thousands of gerry rigged trebuchets lining the border launching people across. It will be a massacre. Very messy.

Title: Re: Medieval Trebuchet is Reborn!
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 6th, 2019 at 7:53am
big sucker !
I pity the pumpkins :-)

Title: Re: Medieval Trebuchet is Reborn!
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 6th, 2019 at 8:52pm

Morphy wrote on Sep 6th, 2019 at 1:52am:
This is why a border wall will never work. There will be thousands of gerry rigged trebuchets lining the border launching people across. It will be a massacre. Very messy.


Thousands?! Look at that thing! He had to cut down every tree for miles to build one trebuchet!

Title: Re: Medieval Trebuchet is Reborn!
Post by Dawesome21 on Sep 10th, 2019 at 6:06pm
Thanks for the praise everyone!  And yeah, it's definitely difficult to find good local wood out here.  Admittedly, most of the machine is dimensional lumber special ordered from Home Depot which probably came from forests up North.  But the throwing arm is a local Spruce tree that I managed to nab for free from a private owner who cut it down off his lot in town.  Either way, it has been a TON of work to build this thing.

Also, new videos are up!  I'm posting on my YouTube Channel.  Here is the machine in full swing.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYHppLiN0ms


Title: Re: Medieval Trebuchet is Reborn!
Post by timpa on Sep 28th, 2019 at 6:50pm
Huge work   :o

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