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#13314 - 11/15/07 05:56 PM Things to do with your spare time
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This is what I plan to do when I retire...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=-wVADKznOhY

I love his ingenious way of fastening the cable to the car... grin

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#13327 - 11/16/07 09:50 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Timber Goddess]
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TG, you really do rock... wish I had that kind of money to throw around.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7il4fR0Pfc


Edited by Mark Davidson (11/16/07 09:51 PM)

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#13329 - 11/17/07 04:59 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Mark Davidson]
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OMG!
Now that's VERY cool!
Not quite something I myself would aspire to, though.. wink

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#13372 - 11/27/07 01:01 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Timber Goddess]
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Cool thread on trebuchets at the forestry forum Trebuchet thread

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#13382 - 11/28/07 08:31 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Timber Troll]
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I take it the youtube video is of a trbuchet? I can't see the videos, no high speed. Trebuchets are awesome!

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#13385 - 11/28/07 09:24 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Dave Shepard]
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Hi, Dave -
Ya, it's a retired, rich English guy with a lot of property and time to play. He built this 20 story trebechet with which he hucks flaming pianos and one small compact car. He shoots a hole in the windshield with his rifle in order to get the cable attached.
He is still not impressed with it, though....he wants to build one massive enough to throw a double decker bus!

My new hero. grin

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#13392 - 11/29/07 09:50 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Timber Goddess]
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Sounds like Hew Kennedy. wink


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#13472 - 12/08/07 11:40 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Dave Shepard]
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Here is the begining of a tabletop trebuchet I built a couple of days ago. I need to make a better throwing arm and a sling. Also it will have a movable counterweight. I will use it to test the effects different counterweights, sling lengths, and throwing arm ratios have on the flight path before I start engineering the full size one.




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#13481 - 12/10/07 09:48 AM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Dave Shepard]
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Dave, that's a very cool thing to do with your spare time. Do you have any resources to build such a weapon? And do you have someplace in mind that you plan to siege? If I agree with your target I could participate smirk

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#13497 - 12/10/07 08:08 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: ]
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I will be starting a logging job this winter, if I can find all the parts to my new, erector set skidder. There is a ton of really good oak on this job. Oak is cheap right now, especially stumpage. I also have access to a Wood Mizer. I hope to have timbers to start working this spring. I am still tying to get plans, however. I will be posting updates periodically at the Forestry Forum.


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