I completed my trebuchet. Video here: Trebuchet
Built from this kit, it is a model of the Stirling Warwolf. As they say:
During a siege of Stirling Castle in 1304, Edward Longshanks (Edward the first, King of England) ordered his engineers to make a giant trebuchet for the English army, named “Warwolf”.
With one blow, Warwolf leveled a section of wall, successfully concluding the siege of Stirling Castle. The Stirling Warwolf is generally thought of as the most powerful and most famous of the trebuchets in history.
Now that the model works, the next step is obviously to build a full scale version!
How long can this possibly take? Ugh. But it will be worth it.
Got to go for a demonstration ride in this thing today. Fun!
This is what a civilized development environment looks like. Outdoor screened-in porch and temporary test-bed network. Not pictured: Cigars. Jazz.
I declared it Pajama Day, but I want to go into the workshop to start building this. Safety requries shoes (I might drop the elmers glue bottle, you never know). So: it’s pajama-and-sneakers day!
It was pajama day, but I want to go into the workshop. So: Pajama and Sneakers day!
I might finally have enough.
Owen Daniels is always open, even during pre-game warmup!
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