Here are some pictures of Graham and his trebuchet in action.
Close up of the completed trebuchet.
Graham prepares to launch his trebuchet for the first time.
There it goes!
The trebuchet launched a wooden ball all the way to the end of the hall!
Preparing another attack on our hardwood floors.
If you look carefully, on the right side of the photo above the silver photo frame, you can see a wooden ball flying through the air on its way to attack the cow and vaccuum cleaner at the end of the hall.
As you can see, it was an eventful evening. We both got a few turns pulling the trigger and waging an imaginary war on the people below us. It was pretty entertaining. Right now, the trebuchet is stashed away in the library/office and is awaiting a call to duty. We're pretty convinced that if we set it up on the balcony we could easily launch a wooden ball across the "gangway" onto the balcony across the way. That would be ideal, as we're pretty certain that the people directly across from us complete with us each year at Christmas for the best decorations on the block.
Up next...a birthday update! One of us has a birthday coming up, so I'm sure there will be picture updates.