Tabletop Trebuchet PLANS
Downloadable Trebuchet Plans!
What's included with these plans:
* Detail drawings of all wooden parts.
* Notes on scaling and working with wood.
* Detailed assembly instructions with lots of photographs
* Web links for more information on history, physics of trebuchets and more!
These plans are available in downloadable PDF format only. The download instructions will be emailed to you on receipt of payment.
This model trebuchet can demonstrate all the principles of the trebuchet as either a hanging counterweight machine, or quickly convert it to a wheeled fixed counterweight machine (and back again!) Which is better? Which one is more efficient? More accurate? More fun? Now you can be the judge!
This model has a 12 inch long arm, is 14 inches from front to back, 6 inches wide and 8 inches tall at the axle. When properly assembled it is capable of tossing marbles over 20 feet!
The detailed instructions are complete with diagrams, photos, tuning tips and web links for even more information about catapults!
The trebuchet is a fantastic demonstration in physics and dynamics. One of the big debates in recent years among historians is whether trebuchets in history used wheels to increase their efficiency and make them more portable, or if they were built on-site without wheels and with counterweights hanging from the end of the arm. This debate was even explored in a recent TV documentary (NOVA, Secrets of Lost Empires: Medieval Siege).
It's a great science experiment, and a great model just to have fun with for a different kind of target practice.
Tools you will need to make this kit:
- Table saw
- Miter saw or chop saw
- Drill press
- Screw driver
Designed by catapult and trebuchet expert Ron Toms, this machine is easy to assemble, and it really works!
We've put a lot of time and effort into making this plan as easy and complete as possible. It's a great way to learn about trebuchets!