The Coinapult. The Coin Flipping Catapult!

The Coinapult. The Coin Flipping Catapult!
I build a coin flipper catapult, so my daughter wouldn’t keep destroying our game boards. She’s not great at flipping the coin, so I thought I’d make her something to help out!  As of this point, I think I like flipping coins more than her!

I made this from resawn claro walnut and 3/8 birch dowels. It flips your coin in the the air and you can either catch it, or let it land. Regardless you’ll get a unbiased launch every time you use it!

The walnut is sourced from a place that sells cut off material in 50lb bags for $9. So there is always some walnut in my shop for these small projects. I just love the look of the grain in this piece.

I used boiled linseed oil to pop the grain on the walnut, and really give this fun piece that finished look!

The design is super simple. I’m not one for over complicating an item. Just two sides and two dowel make up the base. The flipper is just held in place by the tension on the rubber band.

I intend to use it pretty heavily! It does flip it pretty high, I might have to dial that back a bit!! That is just a matter of a larger band.