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 Post subject: Pumpkin Chuckin
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:57 pm 
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New project with the kids....trebuchet to throw pumpkins.

The karate school does a pumpkin fest and this year they are letting families play in the pumpkin chuckin contest so we signed up. I went 2 years ago and the machine the schools build (they have 2 locations) were just plain sad and struggled to throw a 5-10lb pumpkin 25ft.

I think the trebuchet we're building will throw a 10lb pumpkin 100 yards. It will be portable and disassemble to transport and store. It will use normal barbell weights. more pics to come.


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 Post subject: Re: Pumpkin Chuckin
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:59 pm 
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Knowing you Mark, you'll need orbital calcs to figure where in the next state they can find the remains of the pumpkins :lol: At the very least brush up on ballistics and the Coriolis effect :geek: :D

Kidding aside, that's a cool project and great way to spend time with the boys!


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 Post subject: Re: Pumpkin Chuckin
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It won't be that scary.....but I do hope to be the one who ruins it for everyone :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:15 pm 
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Almost done


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