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The Carpenter's Trebuchet Kit

This is a trebuchet kit built by a professional carpenter (Michael) as a christmas present for a school project.

And it is without a doubt one of the best trebuchets I have ever seen. It is simply spectacular and made out of Red Cedar.

Michael tells us a little bit about it including the fact that it is all pegged and has dados. There are no screws, nails, or glue. Each piece is labeled so it can be taken apart and put back together with ease.

Michael has offered to answer any questions about this treb so you can    me and I will forward your email to him.

 

 

The Carpenter's Trebuchet

 

Side view of the trebuchet

 

Closeup

The pieces

The wooden parts

Here is a closeup of the winding mechanism.

The string

 

Here is a close up of the trigger.
Here is a shot of the pivot beam and the trigger. The trigger is an eye hook I opened up with a string attached. The hook slides into another eye hook (that also has one end of the sling tied to it) and is simply pulled to release the payload.

The trigger

 

And here is a look at the pivot beam
The pivot arm is one solid piece with the center cut down and rounded to a diameter of 3/8" to allow the arm to swing freely.

The pivot beam

 

 

 

The Miniature TrebuchetThe Miniature Trebuchet by Timberkits

The trebuchet was the ultimate artillery weapon of the medieval period and early renaissance. A large and unwieldy weapon, it was typically built on-site during battle, and tuned to lob great weights - such as the carcasses of rotting horses and pots of burning pitch, over the castle walls and onto its inhabitants. Precision carved by computer controlled machinery for guaranteed fit and accurate joinery. The detailed instructions include loads of photos of each step of the construction process, tuning tips and safety notes. Included in the kit are four wooden projectiles, all the necessary components for the sling, trigger, and counterweight bucket as well as all the parts for the kit. The only thing you'll need to supply are 88 pennies for counterweight and a few simple tools - Scissors, a ruler, a utility knife, wood glue and a few rubber bands to hold the pieces together while the glue dries. Manufactured by RLT Industries

 

Miniature Trebuchet

The Miniature Trebuchet - The trebuchet was the ultimate artillery weapon of the medieval period and early renaissance. A large and unwieldy weapon, it was typically built on-site during battle, and tuned to lob great weights - such as the carcasses of rotting horses and pots of burning pitch, over the castle walls and onto its inhabitants. This is our newest and smallest trebuchet design in a long line of catapult kits. Designed by master trebuchet expert Ron Toms, this machine is ideal for the student on a budget or as a wonderful display piece for any desktop or bookshelf of any history enthusiast. Precision carved by computer controlled machinery for guaranteed fit and accurate joinery. The detailed instructions include loads of photos of each step of the construction process, tuning tips and safety notes. Included in the kit are four wooden projectiles, all the necessary components for the sling, trigger, and counterweight bucket as well as all the parts for the kit. The only thing you'll need to supply are 64 pennies for counterweight and a few simple tools - Scissors, a ruler, a utility knife, wood glue and a few rubber bands to hold the pieces together while the glue dries. Tools required: Scissors, Glue, Ruler, rubber bands and a utility knife. Sandpaper is optional. Additional Counterweight Required: 64 pennies. Range: About 10 feet.

 

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