Due to some engineer issues we’ve had to spend some time making alternate (pronounced expensive) arragements and our few work days have been cut down with the farting about. The extreme heat and sunburn hasn’t helped either.
However the throwing arm has progressed well and the new engineering work will be ready for us to pick up on Wednesday morning so expect some more photos on Thursday.
Meanwhile a pictorial lesson in dowel jointing catapults (can also be used for Viking longships but we’ll speak more of that next year).
Take one throwing arm. Here’s one I prepared earlier…
Get your dowels cut to size and sloted and assemble your wedges. Here are some I prepared earlier…
Glue dowels and hammer into place. This must be done left handed or you’re wrong. Ok just wrong, got that?
Glue and hammer in wedges.
Sand smooth to taste.