LumberJocks

Mini Trebuchet

  • Advertise with us
Project by JamesA posted 07-02-2020 12:41 PM 823 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Mini Trebuchet
Mini Trebuchet No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Quarantine time also means making fun things with your kids. We based it on this http://woodarchivist.com/3769-toy-trebuchet-plans/ but modified it to be easier for the kids to make. They’ve had fun launching rocks down the driveway.





17 comments so far

View JamesA's profile

JamesA

7 posts in 105 days


#1 posted 07-02-2020 02:12 PM

Here is a video of it in action: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gXAG2StSSUqCgagM6

View pottz's profile

pottz

10385 posts in 1793 days


#2 posted 07-02-2020 02:57 PM

pretty cool looks like a fun project,for you and the kids.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View GR8HUNTER's profile

GR8HUNTER

7672 posts in 1521 days


#3 posted 07-02-2020 03:03 PM

you’ll shoot your eye out kid LOL GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View LittleBlackDuck's profile

LittleBlackDuck

5000 posts in 1629 days


#4 posted 07-02-2020 08:44 PM

Fascinating JA... Has me intrigued. What did you use as weight and how much?

Considering importing into SketchUp and hopefully laser cutting out of MDF…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

View JamesA's profile

JamesA

7 posts in 105 days


#5 posted 07-02-2020 09:44 PM

LittleBlackDuck, I filled the bucket with leftover nuts and bolts. I knew there was a reason I’d kept them in a jar!

View LittleBlackDuck's profile

LittleBlackDuck

5000 posts in 1629 days


#6 posted 07-02-2020 10:40 PM

Thx JA...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

7238 posts in 3013 days


#7 posted 07-02-2020 11:31 PM

hey! was that a bolt I just saw fly by!

Might be a sneaky way of getting in and out of Vict…. maybe I could borrow HokieKen’s green cape too!

-- Regards Rob

View pottz's profile

pottz

10385 posts in 1793 days


#8 posted 07-03-2020 01:03 AM



hey! was that a bolt I just saw fly by!

Might be a sneaky way of getting in and out of Vict…. maybe I could borrow HokieKen s green cape too!

- robscastle

im not sure you could handle kennies super powers rc,with great power comes great responsibility ;-)

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View LittleBlackDuck's profile

LittleBlackDuck

5000 posts in 1629 days


#9 posted 07-03-2020 02:05 AM


hey! was that a bolt I just saw fly by!
- robscastle

What are you U Sain?


Might be a sneaky way of getting in and out of Vict…. maybe I could borrow HokieKen s green cape too!
- robscastle
... with great power comes great responsibility ;-)
- pottz

Even my black duck outfit doesn’t help me cross the border to NSW at night… might have to do an irresponsible Hokie-Pokie swagger to cover my trail.

Sorry JA, looks like the other two stooges are assisting in the hijack!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

View pottz's profile

pottz

10385 posts in 1793 days


#10 posted 07-03-2020 03:57 AM


hey! was that a bolt I just saw fly by!
- robscastle

What are you U Sain?

Might be a sneaky way of getting in and out of Vict…. maybe I could borrow HokieKen s green cape too!
- robscastle
... with great power comes great responsibility ;-)
- pottz

Even my black duck outfit doesn t help me cross the border to NSW at night… might have to do an irresponsible Hokie-Pokie swagger to cover my trail.

Sorry JA, looks like the other two stooges are assisting in the hijack!

- LittleBlackDuck

dont play innocent duckie,were way beyond that!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View hunter71's profile

hunter71

3528 posts in 3995 days


#11 posted 07-03-2020 10:46 AM

very nice

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

7238 posts in 3013 days


#12 posted 07-03-2020 05:06 PM

Interestingly enough of when speaking of the in Sain the article is in the same magazine that I found the Making Curved Bead using the router of which I never got the courage to try out. Category R Router

-- Regards Rob

View Redoak49's profile

Redoak49

4812 posts in 2797 days


#13 posted 07-04-2020 10:44 AM

Great job and project for the kids. Now you need a coup!e and accuracy contests.

View irtamos's profile

irtamos

303 posts in 2852 days


#14 posted 07-09-2020 08:34 AM

Good job. More please!

-- irtamos, Belgium

View LittleBlackDuck's profile

LittleBlackDuck

5000 posts in 1629 days


#15 posted 07-09-2020 04:01 PM



Considering importing into SketchUp and hopefully laser cutting out of MDF…
- LittleBlackDuck

You got me hooked, and is now in SketchUp,

If you wish, left click (NOT right) on the above picture to see see it in animated action.

It was designed to be laser cut out of 6mm MDF and laminated (x4) to make 24mm thick parts.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

showing 1 through 15 of 17 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com