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A few weeks ago me and a friend were dead wooding a load of Scott’s pines. Unhelpfully someone had cut all the lower branches off for the first 15-20 metres so had to use throw lines to get a line set in the tree. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m pretty awful with a throw line. Made the weeks dead wooding harder than it needed to be. Had spent some time reading through the post below about which catapult to buy and watched a few videos on YouTube about catapults and came across a video of a guy who had built an air launcher in the states for very little money. After a bit of trawling on the internet I build this below, cost £60 in materials and about half an hour to assemble. Very easy. If anyone wants a cutting list to build it let me know. 




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It’s all galvanised metal tubing. Some of the ones I watched on YouTube were plastic or a metal/plastic mix. I thought to make it last as long as possible I’d do it all out of metal. 

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Website I ordered all the bits from was,


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I’ve also included the invoice of what I ordered. I’m sure if you phoned and gave the order number they can replicate the order. Took about a week to get sorted and sent out. 
I’ll get a video up tomorrow. 



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