Sling shot and Hex Nut Launchers



I am from and remember the good old days when BB guns and slingshots were given to kids as a coming of age present(That and a pocket knife). To the ends of bringing back the excitement of hitting tin cans off of a fence I am sharing this idea. The Slingshot channel is a great resource for how-to guides on making slingshots with layers of beautiful wood. My favorite and something that I will make with a Glowforge(if I don’t make it on my saw at home first) is the Hex Nut Launcher. You can get the pdf’s by becoming a member(Remember it’s just slingshots… they have been around for quite a while.)


It’s not about what it is, it’s about building it.
One of the things I want to build out of Baltic Birch ply is some type of mini Trebuchet, just to launch stuff.


Mini-trebuchet ketchup applicator. A must have for every dining room!


Spike, here’s a cute little trebuchet I found on Thingverse.


Looks like you forgot to add the link. Were you looking at this one?


Let us not forget the ballista. Maybe shorter in range, but better accuracy.


Oops! No, this one:


Makes me think of all the toys I used to want to have when I was a kid. I think I had a wooden crossbow at one point in time and this reminds me of it… how cool would it be to make one?!? :smiley: