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Pallenpool
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: : Vintage Catapult : :

Post by Pallenpool » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:31 pm

I had an old and very tired looking catapult it was in a well used and rather neglected state - rusty, the leather pouch was rock solid and worn the wooden handle also being in poor shape not to mention a shot to pieces elastic and fixings. What to do? Well after receiving some splendid floats from Andy Batchelor and bearing in mind Andys own wonderful catapult creations I asked him if he would be kind enough to have a look at it for me.

The pult was duly sent and by quick return Andy suggested a restoration but not a full one allowing a degree of age be retained. This is the result a lovely vintage catapult replete with new leather pouch
a beautiful patina to the wood and metal with new elastic and fixings.
I was absolutely over the moon when It arrived back.

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TrentFisher
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Post by TrentFisher » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:47 pm

now that is a very natty catty!

I am not surprised you are the moon.

I just love seeing old items of tackle rescued and reused doing the job they were made for.

Enjoy using it

-Nige

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Reedling
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Re: : : Vintage Catapult : :

Post by Reedling » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:10 pm

Seeing those metal arms reminded me of a small hay fork I have, I bet that could be turned into a good catapult. :Thumb: It would be a pleasure to use a nice old catapult like yours, I reckon I would be feeding the fish rather than pulling them out if it were mine. :Wink:

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