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    Post by stoneagebowyer on Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:23 am

    Hi, gang. This is a longer-range project, hopefully for sometimes this year. I have been facinated with medieval espringals / springalds for some time. They were the final evolution of Roman torsion artillary technology. The Sketchup drawing is not complete, and still working out the geometry of the weapon, and the best way to build one that can break down for transportation. This will be a small model, about 3 feet long by 2 feet wide, but should be a really cool and fun thing to have in my arsenal. Not show are the torsion skeins and arms, and the winch and arms at the back. It works on the principle of the screw to span it. I have plenty of ash around to build this, and it should be a fun challenge when I can actually build it. When that happens, you will get a complete report, of course.
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