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Frankay
Northport, ME
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2005
2:12 AM

Post #1578643

Used left-over 1 by boards. Ripped to square. Timbers for model. Whatsit?

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Frankay
Northport, ME
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2005
2:16 AM

Post #1578659

Done for today. 5 lbs of lead will be added.

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Frankay
Northport, ME
(Zone 5b)

June 28, 2005
1:28 AM

Post #1581500

More hints? I aced Medieval history.If this model was real people would be 4 inches high. It is in the class of siege engines. It's still missing a major part.
Tim55
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 28, 2005
2:53 AM

Post #1581692

Could this be the frame of a Catapult?
sbragonier
Hope Valley, RI
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2005
4:08 AM

Post #1581867

It looks like a Trebuchet. The swing arm is missing though.

Susan

My DH is a Medieval history/weapons nut.
Frankay
Northport, ME
(Zone 5b)

June 29, 2005
4:31 AM

Post #1584769

sbragonier, you got it. I'm working more towards a functional model than Something that just works. The design is from a wood cut on the internet. It's 3 ft. long. The rest is by eye from the drawing.Haven't figured out the arm or the pivot yet. The counterweight will be 5-7 lbs of lead. Boxed in with wood. The projectile will be a marble or a 1/2" Diam. Lead ball. .50 cal. (May be illegal soon) There is a real trebuchet in England that launches pianos and mini-coopers. Ain't Physics grand?

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