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Construct your own miniature siege engines!

Step 1: What you'll need.

Picture of What you'll need.
1. A couple of nasty looking boards.
2. A 1/2" diameter dowel.
3. A short piece of a 2x2.
4. A length of thin rope.
5. Two 1" wood screws.
6. A 1/2" drill bit.
7. A 3/4" spade bit.
8. A drill or drill press.
9. A table saw or circular saw or handsaw.
10. A miter saw or miter box or motorized miter box
11. Scissors.
12. A screwdriver
13. A lighter.
14. A pencil.
15. A roll of tape.
16. A ruler.
17. A miniature enemy.
 
NOODLE!2 years ago
awwwwwwwweeeeeesommmmmmmme. will be making one of these and(hopefully/maybe) be setting it up on the roof at school. :)

don't you dare

unless you want an f

drie201 year ago
Looks cool gonna make one
Also easy to follow
Good all round
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RangerJ2 years ago
Great idea. I built a zillion rubber band guns for my kids, now I can build catapults for my grandson.
Superbender2 years ago
Hi Pariahcycle,
I built a couple of your catapults. Fun little project and my boys will have tons of fun to come as well.
A few comments though:
1) The upper dowel position didn't work for me. I had to move the upper dowel to be right above the lower one. Otherwise, the catapult would have thrown its ammunition (little foam balls in our case) only onto itself.
2) I didn't have a string, and used multiple long rubber bands instead.
3) I sanded the lower shaft so that the catapult arm would turn with less friction. Worked like a charm.
Thanks for posting.
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pariahcycle (author)  Superbender2 years ago
I'm glad you gave it a try, and thanks for letting me know about the problem with the hole position. I may have to double-check my measurements and edit the instructions.
looking good!