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e-Book Build a Catapult in Your Backyard (Pirates Business) download

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by Bill Wilson

ISBN: 1559502185
ISBN13: 978-1559502184
Language: English
Publisher: Loompanics Unlimited (January 2001)
Pages: 48
Category: Personal Transformation
Subategory: Self-Help

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Rating: 4.5
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Backyard Catapults: How to Build your own. Bill Wilson. First off: if you're not serious about actually building a catapult you won't enjoy this book. It is what the title says: a guide to building a modern version of an ancient weapon

Backyard Catapults: How to Build your own. It is what the title says: a guide to building a modern version of an ancient weapon. It isn't unneccesarily padded with mindless verbage, it simply does what it's supposed to do. Also, be warned: it doesn't try to show you how the Romans built a catapult; it shows you how the author did it. Historical "purists" should pass this one by. By reading it, you will gain a working knowledge of the history of mechanical artillery.

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I bought this book during an international scavenger hunt called GISHWHES. One of the challenges you could choose to do was to build a catapult that could send a pumpkin soaring at least 100 yards. I used this book to build a 7 1/2 foot catapult and it was an amazing experience. And I had everything I needed from this book!

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Comments:
Onnell
Supposed to throw a brick 100 yds.

Mine would do 30 feet, even with a sling. Garage door springs have different weight ratings. Author doesn't specify what he used.

Mine was listed for 130 lbs. Lumber is rarely perefectly straight, my catapult had some binding where the arm hinges through the yoke, and the clearance is exactly the width of the arm, so friction here isn't surprising.

I'll try tweaking it some more, but was fairly disappointed

lifestyle
the first 8 pages of this book are out of order, the only color photo is on the cover, and they're so dark and grainy they arent much use. there are a few drawings, it would've been much better if they had used drawings for all illustrations. or taken the photos in daylight? or used color? the written instructions are good enough, i think i can make it work.

Gri
I was a bit shocked to find in my package not an eight dollar book, but a 35 page leaflet. Upon opening this flyer, I discovered photography so dark and poor, it looks like it had been taken with a disposable camera in twighlight, then reproduced for this book on a worn out copier.
I am returning this immidiately, and highly recommend you choose another title if you wish information on this type of endeavor.
RW

Vivaral
This book is really more of a poorly produced pamphlet. The writing is poor and the pictures are grainy and uninformative. The content isn't that bad though, although anyone who has read other works about catapults will probably be disappointed. If you want a very simple "how-to" this is your book. If you are looking for more substance, check out the two volume set about greek and roman siege artillery by E. W. Marsden.

Xor
First off: if you're not serious about actually building a catapult you won't enjoy this book. It is what the title says: a guide to building a modern version of an ancient weapon. It isn't unneccesarily padded with mindless verbage, it simply does what it's supposed to do. Also, be warned: it doesn't try to show you how the Romans built a catapult; it shows you how the author did it. Historical "purists" should pass this one by.
By reading it, you will gain a working knowledge of the history of mechanical artillery. You will also learn how to build a simple, fun, safe device that can, for example, toss a standard sized masonry brick app. one hundred yards. The supplies are easily obtaained at any building store such as Lowe's, etc., and the cost is quite reasonable. The photos are clear and the text easy to read. The author is an offbeat, whimsical person by nature, and that comes through in his writing style. Bottom line: it is short and concise, and it packs a helluva lot of information into its pages. Highly recommended for those who want to build a fun project.

MilsoN
I always wanted to free the Genghis Khan inside me. And when I heard about this precious book containing everything you want to know about catapults and ballistas I knew I had to have it.

The construction of the catapult was pretty easy. It took me less than a week to build one (and if you think that a decent siege lasts for months, it is time well spent). Of course I did not lift a finger. My own troops did it. And the baby was gorgeous.

First we tried to catapult some dead goats but they did not go far. Then we tried several two ton rocks and the result was still disappointing. Finally I discovered what was wrong. You should never build the catapult in an apartment. Go outdoors. Get a house with a yard.

With that problem solved, let me tell you it was a sheer joy to use this magnificent weapon.

No need to say that after just a few tests involving some spies we caught recently, I was pretty confident to start invading my neighborhood. Although the book does not mention it, it is customary in these occasions to let "whoever you are about to destroy" have the opportunity to surrender peacefully and avoid one or two of the usual barbaric, shall I say... bureaucracies.

But don't let that hold you down. Just because you promise, it does not say you have to keep it. No dead will ever complain, right?

Right! So... so far, I destroyed several houses, killed most of my enemies and I haven't yet finished counting all the gold I pilled. My army already killed and raped (not in that order) nearly anything that moved and we're having a great time.

This book is recommended!

Nalmergas
Although occasionally lose on the finer details, the author creates a fine work suggesting one use, "what's at hand" in the re-creation of an old idea. As an amateur historian and collector of military antiquities this book is a curiosity - but certainly deserves its place in my library.
On the surface, the author seems a bit of a colourful character. My suggestion: don't allow the approachability of the cover dissuade you from such a serious undertaking. In its own way this is quite a serious effort.
I personally find it fascinating that someone with no admitted formal training in engineering would venture to build such a machine. Catapults and other ancient throwing devices can be unpredictable (at best) and dangerous (this is their inherent purpose) considering the amount of stored energy that is to be released so rapidly. As a result, I would not suggest this book go to a younger person who might attempt to build unsupervised. However, with the appropriate supervision this book will assist the moderately skilled in building an armament capable of replicating the abilities of historically larger devices. Simply put, the laws of physics have changed little with time.
Comments welcome.
RM

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