Desktop Onager

Desktop Onager


This awesome little machine is the perfect desktop item to enforce the peace in your cubicle or dorm room. It really works!

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Functional Onager for your entertainment!

Features include:

  • Precision cut from high quality hardwood
  • Authentic leather padded strike bar
  • True skein torsion power (not a wimpy spring)
  • Range from 10 to 20 feet or more!

This all wood and twine machine has no metal parts! Find out how the ancients were able to use nothing but wood and ropes to build machines that could hurl heavy stones great distances. These machines were the predecessors of cannons and modern artillery! 

Measuring nine inches long, six inches tall and using the mighty torsion skein for power, this beast hurls wooden balls (included) up to twenty feet across the room.

Epic Food Fight?

Load it up with olives, marshmallows, maraschino cherries… the choices are endless! 

Easy Assembly

Simple and easy to build, this kit includes everything you need except for glue and a few simple tools like scissors, sandpaper, a file (a utility knife would be helpful too) and about two or three hours of your time from start to finish. It’s a far better use of your time than watching TV, and you’ll have a really cool desk ornament when you’re done. And don’t forget, it not only looks cool- but unlike those other little desktop catapults we’ve collected, this one really works! (It works well too.)

Tools required:
Scissors, Glue, Ruler, and a utility knife. A flat file and sandpaper are optional.

Assembly time: 
For a Master carpenter doing a sloppy job: about 1 hour.
A person with no kit building experience being extremely meticulous: about 3 hours.
The model in these photos was built by Ron Toms in about two hours.

Assembled Size:
– Height: 7.5″
– Length: 9″
– Width: 5″

– 10 to 20 feet using the included wooden projectiles. (Optimal range assumes a well built and well tuned machine)

What you get:
The kit includes seventeen wooden parts, precision cut from high-quality furniture grade white hardwood. One hardware bag containing twine, trigger, wooden pegs and ammo, and assembly instructions.

The wood can be stained any color.  Shown stained as red oak. The kit ships as a natural, unfinished poplar wood product. Colors may vary.

*** WARNING: This is a representative model of a real ancient military weapon. Use only with competent adult supervision.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 13 x 13 x 12 in


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