Not so much a catapult ...

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Not so much a catapult ...

Post by AshbyCut » Sun May 13, 2018 6:37 pm

... more a work of art.

No matter how many times I go to The Redditch Tackle Fair with the avowed intention of holding onto all my folding beer tokens ... there's always 'something' which catches my eye and steals my heart !!!

Today was no exception ... and I returned home with this wonderful hand crafted catapult fashioned by Mr. Andy Batchelor ... the last one of 6 he created last year.

Ash was formed into a graceful curve for the 'action end,' and a centrepiece of Oak has been overlain with pieces of Olive Wood to fashion the handle.

Thank you Andy, Sir ... it fits into my hand as if it had been custom made for me !!!

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Re: Not so much a catapult ...

Post by Troydog » Sun May 13, 2018 7:06 pm

Very nice indeed.....
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Re: Not so much a catapult ...

Post by LuckyLuca » Sun May 13, 2018 7:08 pm

I should have known!
The grin like a school boy with his first catapult was a tell tale sign.

It is a beauty 👍
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Re: Not so much a catapult ...

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Re: Not so much a catapult ...

Post by Paul D » Sun May 13, 2018 7:58 pm

That is a rather fine catapult, lovely. :Hat:
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Re: Not so much a catapult ...

Post by Richard Jackson » Sun May 13, 2018 8:06 pm

That is a fine catapult
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Re: Not so much a catapult ...

Post by Harry » Sun May 13, 2018 8:43 pm

I have one of those, although the wood is much darker... I won it in a raffle at the TFF AGM at the Lands End Public House a few years back... I still use mine, although I have had to replace the elastic a couple of times... its still a delight to use....
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Re: Not so much a catapult ...

Post by Gudgeon Basher » Mon May 14, 2018 3:24 pm

Now that is a thing of beauty, I'm a tad jealous :drool:

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