Slingshots have been making us smile for decades. Well, a couple summers ago I had the chance to use a water ballon launcher and it was pretty impressive. The issue was that you needed three strong (and willing) people to operate it. I decided to build a base for this launcher so that it could be operated by only one person. Plus this can be used for launching a variety of things. We decided to make a pyramid of Homer buckets and try to knock them over with a small soccer ball!View Project PDF
Start by downloading the plans for this project and cutting down the boards as shown in the cut list.
The base is constructed out of pressure treated 2x4s and gets assembled with 2-1/2" exterior wood screws.
The deck is made up of 5/4 x 6 pressure treated deck boards and secured with 2-1/2" exterior wood screws.
The arms get a notch to accept the launcher and then get clamped in place before a 3/8" hole get drilled through the side and out the arm.
Install a hook at the appropriate height for your launcher on each arm. Then route the launcher through the notches and start launching things. #launchallthethings
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qty 2 - exterior hooks
water ballon launcher
qty 2 - 3/8" wing nuts
qty 2 - 3/8" washers
qty 2 - 3/8" carriage bolts
2-1/2" exterior wood screws
qty 2 - 2 x 4 x 10
Qty 2 - 5/4 X 6 X 10