Sir Isaac update

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…dsc00687

Drill holes..dsc006881

Get your dowels cut to size and sloted and assemble your  wedges. Here are some I prepared earlier…dsc00690

Glue dowels and hammer into place. This must be done left handed or you’re wrong. Ok just wrong, got that? dsc00694

Glue and hammer in wedges.dsc00696

Sand smooth to taste.dsc00699


6 Responses to Sir Isaac update

  1. Veeshir says:

    So after admitting you have problems, you have the nerve to try to get me to take your plans for free?
    Have you no shame sir?

  2. Murray says:


    And by engineering issues I speak of the specialist work I sub-contract and pay other people to do.

    I am prepared to offer you a full refund however.

  3. Veeshir says:

    Well, first I’ll have to download your plans, but once I do I will demand a full refund and an apology.

  4. Murray says:

    Here’s my universal apology, fill in as required.

    I am sorry you are so ___________.

  5. Veeshir says:

    Wait, did you just call me stupid?
    Or did I?
    Now I’m confused.

  6. Murray says:

    …stupid… well thats one word that you decided fits the blank. I just supply the space, punter fill it out themselves.

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