Trebasaurus is our second full sized trebuchet. As usually, we couldn't just build a treb and leave it at that; we had to come up with a cool theme for it. And what better theme than a dinosaur throwing pumpkins with its long tail? Here's the original design idea and a little Trebasaurus logo.
The next step in the process was to build the rather complicated arm. I took 4 pieces of 3/4" plywood and cut it into just the right shape before gluing and screwing them together. I then added one piece of 8/4" cottonwood to the outside to strengthen the board and we had our arm complete.
Once the arm was done we built the structure and fancy looking CW Hanger and we were almost done. All that's left now is a little bit of testing before the Pitch in a couple of weeks.
Here's a couple of action shots from our first time throwing with Trebasaurus.
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