May 28, 2020, 1:53pm
Hey all so I built me a trebuchet lol more details and writeup to follow just firing it in the field now
Good clean lockdown fun current record is 45 feet not bad at all.
I bought the plans from
https://www.fishersshoponline.com/ for a couple of dollars well worth it IMHO (have no relationship with them)
and he has a video here too
** Edit for adding links to plans and tube video
I made 10 catapults, many years ago, for all of the “kids” for our family Christmas time get together. That was a ton of fun having war.
I always wanted to make a trebuchet. It looks like your son is having fun learning.
(Julien (Carbide 3D))
May 28, 2020, 4:56pm
Awesome ! I want to see a nightime fireball shot now !
May 28, 2020, 9:15pm
My son and I made a catapult (not a trebuchet, but just a regular ole’ catapult!) and used a golf shaft as the arm. Oh man, could that thing send a round flying! Great father/son project
May 29, 2020, 8:16am
Fireball - WHAT now why didn’t i think of this lol - kids are thinking that this is already amazing, now i add fire to the mix and i will achieve Grand Master Dad status
(Keith Tinkler : Pro Photographer : Sales Person : Retired)
May 29, 2020, 8:19am
Like it… best send one to Warwick Castle in Warwick they have an original size … but yours looks better built
Thanks for posting! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun making it! Maybe a ballista for the next one? Maybe not a good idea…