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#13314 - 11/15/07 06:56 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 10:50 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 10:51 PM)

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#13329 - 11/17/07 05:59 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 02:01 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 09:31 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 10:24 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 10:50 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 - 12/09/07 12:40 AM 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 10:48 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 09:08 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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#13507 - 12/11/07 10:06 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Dave Shepard]
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Dave that's great!!
I've been seriously wanting to dabble in the art of trebachet building for the last little while...
Maybe we should bring them to the western conference..?
Have a little toss-off...?
That would be sweet!

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#13532 - 12/14/07 12:21 AM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Timber Goddess]
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Why the hell is it forbidden for me to post in the general forum under general questions? Mierda del toro.

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#13538 - 12/14/07 11:27 AM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: mo]
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Ask the moderator.....of that forum...
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#13543 - 12/14/07 01:55 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: mo]
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Board malfunctions once in a while. Log out and back in,. or try again tomorrow. Frustrating, I know, especially if you've taken some time to write a long reply to someone....
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#13587 - 12/23/07 11:27 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Timber Goddess]
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Why wait till ya retire? Set one up at the next convention...lol
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#13615 - 12/27/07 12:37 AM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Derek J Swanger
What do you do in your spare time Andy?

Why you likey timbafames?

I didn't used to have any spare time until this housing slow down so now I just sit around and worry and try and drum up more work..ugh.
Oh yeh...and contimplate and stradigize my next move once this house sells which is kinda fun but frustrating as well.

And I like TF cause it seems more enjoyable than stick framing. Seems much more satisfying....to me. Seems more permentent. Seems purdier. Warmer. More breath taking. More natural. More WOW factor built in.
Not to mention and best of all...there's no need to run to home depot for anything...loll.
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#13648 - 12/29/07 02:13 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: andybuildz]
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Good answer.
You're in wink

We likey andy.

Andy like beer?


Edited by Timber Goddess (12/29/07 02:14 PM)
Edit Reason: have to ask about beer...

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#13651 - 12/29/07 07:29 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: Timber Goddess]
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Originally Posted By: Timber Goddess
Good answer.
You're in wink

We likey andy.

Andy like beer?

LOL...Andy loved beer too much.
Andy love Eric Clapton cuz Eric Clapton started The Crossroads in
Antiqua
Andy take big silver bird there many moons ago
Andy switch to O'Doul's
Andy good to go drinkin' with cuz
you know you always have designated driver with andy around..lol


Edited by andybuildz (12/29/07 10:37 PM)
Edit Reason: cause I always wanted to be an editor : )
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#13683 - 12/30/07 10:58 PM Re: Things to do with your spare time [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Derek J Swanger
We're taking you up on your designated driver offer.


Welcome aboard. Are you willing to dress and talk like a pirate?

Arrrrrhhhhh maties, wherez my peg leg.

Oh sure....I can see it now...a buncha rowdy timberman in the back of the truck totally lit...me drivin'...cop pulls us over...I'm dressed like a pirate and tell the cop...shiver me timbers (pun intended) I don't drink matey. Yeh, that'll go over crazy


Edited by andybuildz (12/30/07 10:59 PM)
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