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Ever want something without actually having a need for it? Or build something just for the "wow - neat!" factor? I've been thinking of building a trebuchet. Most people don't have a need for a twelfth century engine of war, but it's good to just have it around sometimes. I mean, I can't honestly tell you the last time I've needed to storm castle walls or repel invading hoards, but you have to make sure that you plan for a rainy day, right?
I'd like to build a scaled down version. Maybe something with a 6 foot arm that could fit into a garage. Then came the "what am I going to do with it" thoughts. I could use it to throw a ball for our dog at the dog park next door. But there isn't a dog park next door and we don't have a dog. If I was to put one in a dog park for other people, I can see it being used to launch purse dogs - which may or may not be a good thing.
All I need now is 1) what to use it for 2) where to keep it 3) how to build it.
See, almost done! ;-)Posted by jim at February 9, 2009 05:14 PM