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hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« on: 2013-03-27, 12:25:35 »
Hope this is appropriate for here. This is something (hand held ballista) that my friend and I made in high school, in shop; it is really fun and can be used at SCA events if approved. Enjoy!
Ps; I know most people do not have a mill-machine.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Held-Ballista/

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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #1 on: 2013-03-27, 12:27:40 »
Hope this is appropriate for here. This is something (hand held ballista) that my friend and I made in high school, in shop; it is really fun and can be used at SCA events if approved. Enjoy!
Ps; I know most people do not have a mill-machine.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Held-Ballista/

It can also help in those looking to make their own bi-plane. LOL
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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #2 on: 2013-03-27, 14:59:13 »
That's pretty cool, Vander.
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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #3 on: 2013-03-27, 18:02:22 »
Cool! I saw it on Deadliest Warrior and thought, that'd be fun to make.
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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #4 on: 2013-03-28, 00:25:11 »
When I was 14, and they still allowed Light Fighters in the SCA, I had a bang up time at West/An-Tir War firing a Rock Balista. Even killed Duke Hauoc with a shot to the eyes from 100+ yds.

I also proved An-Tiran Archers couldn't hit a dancing man from 50 yds.
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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #5 on: 2013-03-28, 00:26:10 »
Anyone else now want to go out and build siege weaponry?
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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #6 on: 2013-03-28, 01:12:30 »
Anyone else now want to go out and build siege weaponry?

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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #7 on: 2013-03-28, 03:47:19 »
Anyone else now want to go out and build siege weaponry?

For quite a few years now!
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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #8 on: 2013-03-28, 11:43:00 »
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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #9 on: 2013-03-29, 00:54:29 »
Who are you trying to fool Sir Wolf? - With you living out in the marches of WV I'm sure siege weaponry is considered a part of rudimentary home security!  :o  ;)
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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #10 on: 2013-03-29, 01:20:15 »
ummmm i have heard of someone using a catapult or something(cant remember which it was) and hit a deer with it... needless to say it exploded and didn't get any meat

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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #11 on: 2013-03-29, 14:13:24 »
ummmm i have heard of someone using a catapult or something(cant remember which it was) and hit a deer with it... needless to say it exploded and didn't get any meat

Ooops!

Overkill. Fun, but not always practical. :)
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Re: hand held ballista/ for fun and SCA
« Reply #12 on: 2013-03-29, 14:33:02 »
ummmm i have heard of someone using a catapult or something(cant remember which it was) and hit a deer with it... needless to say it exploded and didn't get any meat

Ooops!

Overkill. Fun, but not always practical. :)

Hey I see nothing fun about a waste of good venison meatballs.  :P
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