Handmade Trebuchet Target Practice!

Hi Everyone!

Here I have two awesome videos supplied by my father-in-law.

He set off on a mission a while back to build a trebuchet, and I’d say he did quite well!

From Wikipedia:
A trebuchet (French trébuchet) is a siege engine that was employed in the Middle Ages. It is sometimes called a “counterweight trebuchet” or “counterpoise trebuchet” in order to distinguish it from an earlier weapon that has come to be called the “traction trebuchet”.  The original version had  men pulling instead of a counterweight. The counterweight trebuchet appeared in both Christian and Muslim lands around the Mediterranean in the twelfth century. It could fling projectiles of up to three hundred and fifty pounds (140 kg) at high speeds into enemy fortifications.

Check it out!

And this is really cute,

No kids were injured in the creation of this video 🙂

Pretty sweet right – talk about a lost craft.  Thanks Dad!

Cheers,
Willie

 

PS.

It may seem at times like you have ‘done it all’ but there are many new crafts and lost skills out there for all of us! This is my mission!

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