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Behemoth - The ten foot Trebuchet - assembly page 5
( a look at the building process)

This is page 5 of the assembly process. In this part we take a further look at how the trebuchet was assembled together. : The behemoth trebuchet

 

The swing arm is a ten foot piece of 2x8. We drilled a three inch hole for the pivot to pierce through. I will add the measurement for this. And we used a circular saw to taper down about half of the length. The full ten foot length is used for the trebuchet.

Trim the swing arm

 

Let's take a look at the dimensions of the behemoth. Here are two drawings but.... and I hate to say it.. none of these dimensions are accurate. This is just to give you an idea of the lengths and the configuration of how it is built. It should be of help though if you are building this. You have to lay it out yourself and do all the measuring. Be sure to allow lots of extra if you are going with mortise and tenon etc. If you want, I did shoot a video of me taking some dimensions. It might be of help. It is a windows media file (wmv) about 8.3 meg in size. (download here)

 

trebuchet plan

 

 

If you are looking for something easier to make you might want to try my project on making a popsicle stick catapult. Fast, easy and fun project! Goes great with the paper medieval castle. Make a popsicle stick catapult

 

 

 

Catapult Game

Storm The Castle Catapult Game - Build a Popsicle stick catapult and hurl paper balls at the castle. How to make the Game and the catapult are here