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Windows 7: Floating Arm Trebuchet

07 Jun 2012   #11
SpunkyMonkey

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks boobhah. It is at Floating Arm Trebuchet Plans Download

There are 4 pages that detail the construction and also a google sketchup download right under the graphic of the trebuchet so people can get the dimensions. After we finish checking out other people's stuff we were thinking about making another set of plans where the center wheel is closer to the drop as we are finding that the design seems to be moving towards brutal drops by moving the center wheel closer to the top and using shorter arms.

My son did the design and built most of it. I was just there to offer advice for construction and to make sure he still had all his fingers after using the tablesaw and router.
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07 Jun 2012   #12
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
unfortunately lordbob is no longer with us , he suffered a fatal blow to the temple from a golf ball.



That was spot on. Thanks boohbah for that....
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07 Jun 2012   #13
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SpunkyMonkey View Post
Thanks boobhah. It is at Floating Arm Trebuchet Plans Download

There are 4 pages that detail the construction and also a google sketchup download right under the graphic of the trebuchet so people can get the dimensions. After we finish checking out other people's stuff we were thinking about making another set of plans where the center wheel is closer to the drop as we are finding that the design seems to be moving towards brutal drops by moving the center wheel closer to the top and using shorter arms.

My son did the design and built most of it. I was just there to offer advice for construction and to make sure he still had all his fingers after using the tablesaw and router.
nice job on the construction ,looks good, needs a video of it in action.
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07 Jun 2012   #14
SpunkyMonkey

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the positive comments! We do have a video. We originally posted on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVk3ASn7nWU but got a lot of questions so I set it up a site as a subdomain on my Welcome to HowToPool.com's home site, but it is about billiard table restoration / repair so not the greatest name for the trebuchet stuff. There is a link on the trebuchet site to the youtube video as well.

My apologies about the shakey vid, but it was super windy that day and I suck at filming.
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07 Jun 2012   #15
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

no worries, iv'e embedded it for you.

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07 Jun 2012   #16
SpunkyMonkey

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

You Rock! And again... apologies for my lack of camera skills. When we fire the pool ball and the golf ball I plan on using a tripod.
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07 Jun 2012   #17
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 




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07 Jun 2012   #18
Trucidation

 

Don't forget the jock cups! You definitely don't want to forget the jock cups...
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08 Jun 2012   #19
SpunkyMonkey

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hardhat and cup will probably be crucial if we fire off the pool ball. We need to test in a larger location next time.
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07 Jul 2012   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I think forgot about this forum is a more accurate description of my life atm, but I have been hellishly busy.

I built that thing like 3 years ago and have since moved (it's residing in my parents garage atm), so I have no pictures of it.

It was rather small and unexciting anyways, and I never did get the wheels fixed correctly on it (never found a good axel).

Sorry about that, but good luck with your site. One of these days I might have to actually build a good one and launch flaming pumpkins with it.
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