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    What I spent my long weekend building.





    Don't know how much it weighs, about 100lbs without the counterweights, and stands at just under 16 feet tall with the boom standing up, and around 8 feet tall when it's locked.

    Right now we're in the tweeking stages and throwing 10lb rocks about 200 feet with 90lbs of counterweight. My long run goal is to throw a bike. Best thing thrown so far, a rock with some fireworks taped on.

    No clue why we built it, we were sitting around when I asked if anybody wanted to build a trebuchet. 20 minutes later we were on our way to the lumber yard (it would have been sooner but my friend's truck sucks). Took about 15 hours to plan and get working, and alot of that was us goofing off, drinking and drawing penis's on my friends truck and workshop. Cost was $38.42CDN.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Video - stat.
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    And you guys are worried about phantomcow??!!!!! LOL
    Last edited by Serendipper; 09-04-07 at 09:24 PM.

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    This looks to be an act of war perpetrated by the vile canucks.



    Looks like it's time for a preemptive airstrike....I'm phoning the pentagon!



    WTP. please evacuate those coordinates asap. That's a hot spot, soon to be a kill zone buddy.

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    Pfft, I'll get cherry bombs on them no problem.

    Cypress-Video probably tonight, with fireworks.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Fireworks for the win.
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    sweet trebuchet, what are you using for the middle beam? Mine had an iron rod about an inch and a half in diameter, we bent it with about 200 pounds of counter weight.
    In the words of Einstein
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    And you guys are woried about phantomcow??!!!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by squegeeboo View Post
    sweet trebuchet, what are you using for the middle beam? Mine had an iron rod about an inch and a half in diameter, we bent it with about 200 pounds of counter weight.
    1" coldroll. I have no worries at the moment of it bending. The A-Frames aren't straight up and down, they angle in towards each other so the bar doesn't have to be as wide, so it won't be as easy to bend.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    how many beers went into the creation of this project?
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    Ah, the humble trebuchet. An uncivilized weapon for a more uncivilized age.

    Very cool, WTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    how many beers went into the creation of this project?
    48 or so?

    Booze+Radial Arm saw=fun for the whole family.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    PC2 builds it, WTP launches it.

    M.A.D.

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    UPDATE

    Home Owners Association had ruled it a weapon and let the police know about it, if it isn't off the property in by noon tomorrow we're getting fined.

    **** people.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    UPDATE

    Home Owners Association had ruled it a weapon and let the police know about it, if it isn't off the property in by noon tomorrow we're getting fined.

    **** people.
    Spray paint the words "Marijuana Bong For Terminal Cancer Patient" on the side. Let me know how that works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    UPDATE

    Home Owners Association had ruled it a weapon and let the police know about it, if it isn't off the property in by noon tomorrow we're getting fined.

    **** people.
    Toss all their cars into the next county with your next trebuchet.

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    Long haired freak. wethepeople's Avatar
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    I'm taking the boom off of it, and if anybody asks I don't own a trebuchet.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    UPDATE

    Home Owners Association had ruled it a weapon and let the police know about it, if it isn't off the property in by noon tomorrow we're getting fined.

    **** people.
    Hmmm, do the people in said association have any CATS or other pets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    UPDATE

    Home Owners Association had ruled it a weapon and let the police know about it, if it isn't off the property in by noon tomorrow we're getting fined.

    **** people.
    WTF ever.. that sucks monkey balls..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    I'm taking the boom off of it, and if anybody asks I don't own a trebuchet.
    Here is an idea for your next project, then.

    http://www.designnews.com/article/CA...&rid=517244044

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople View Post
    UPDATE

    Home Owners Association had ruled it a weapon and let the police know about it, if it isn't off the property in by noon tomorrow we're getting fined.

    **** people.
    ]



    MISSION ACCOPLISHED. (j/k, that sucks really...I'm speaking as an ananchronist)

    You dont **** with the USA, or by god the friggen Home Owner's Associiation! They are brutal.

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    Are you in an arms race with phantomcow?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    Are you in an arms race with phantomcow?

    Well it sure aint a brain race.
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    Do you think it will throw ryanf?

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