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May 2011

Issue Number: 204
Wood Store

"Loads" of Fun Trebuchet Woodworking Plan

Trebuchet Trivia. A trebuchet (pronounced treb-you-SHET) was a medieval device used to hurl large stones and other heavy projectiles at enemy fortifications. Using the mechanical advantage of a counterweight to rotate an arm, the device could heave objects up to 350 pounds at high speed and hundreds of feet. The projectile was placed into a sling that was pulled along the platform. When released, the sling and arm rapidly rotated to the vertical position, where one end of the sling came free, releasing the projectile.

Overall Dimensions: 5" wide by 12" long by 17" high.

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