However if I was going to go postal I would have fun with it. This is my latest project. I made five and I am not allowed to keep any in the house. So I really don't know where they are going. Maybe one will end up at work just in case. In case you were wondering. They are trebuchets, or medieval catapults.
The other fun part of this project is that I do not care about finish or how they look in the end. There are pencil marks and rough edges. I do not believe they looked like works of art back in the time they were used so why should they now?
One note, Hersey kisses tend to fly backwards. I do not recommend using them.
Here are the safety rules from Wood Magazine where I got the plans (Katie stop reading here):
Where eye protection - "You'll shoot your eye out." I did while constructing them, does that count? Check out the video.
Never aim at a person or animal - Tell that to the demo video!
Do not launch metallic or sharp objects - It says nothing about Greek fire (flaming marshmallows).
As soon as I figure the optimal way to launch objects, I will be ready to lay siege.
By the way I do consider this a toy but not for the kids.