1. says

    Presumably you have heard the story about the people lined up for execution and for the first people it doesn’t work and the next person is an engineer.

  2. Snarki, child of Loki says

    Guillotines are so 18th century and inefficient.

    In these modern times, you should get a wood-chipper, widely available at reasonable prices at your local hardware store.

    Pro tip: you can you it for wood also, too.

  3. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    Weylguy: “You have to supply the basket.”

    Nah. Let it roll into the crowd and let them play footie with it.

  4. EvoMonkey says

    The Swedish spelling is: Giljotin. I’m guessing that is the Ikea name for this product.

  5. xohjoh2n says

    @6 Nope, “outdoor furniture” are named after Scandinavian islands.

  6. says

    If you want a nice damascus blade, I’m game. I just need a few pieces of cop-car and some Ibeams from a church that I can weld and twist and shape. It won’t be super sharp but it’ll be solid.

  7. blf says

    The mildly deranged penguin, who is something of an expert on trébuchets, says that doesn’t look like a very effective model. Whilst the scale is hard-to-determine, it looks like, she says, a cardboard-cutout toy used by the children of nervous adults to lay siege to pillow forts. Very small payload, very short range, and probably incapable of launching incendiaries or even corpses, though she notes it does seem to appear capable of making the later if used unsupervised. She notes it appears to be gravity-assisted, but no counterweight is evident. (As others have noted, the “basket” is missing.)

    (I suggest to her that perhaps it’s not a trébuchet. She suggests I go find a basket for a demonstration.)

  8. specialffrog says

    (The above link is the video for the song Guillotine by The Coup)

  9. bcwebb says

    You won’t find it at Ikea, but I’m sure Roche Bobois has it in the best Loius XVI style furniture.

  10. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    I’ve been working on a design for a double-decker tumbrel–lot of folks needing transport.

  11. davidc1 says

    Is it a desk top CIgar cutter ,like wot them bloated capitalist plutocrats have ?
    @9 Down in deepest Shropshire a few miles away ,there is a bloke who built himself a trebucket ,the RSPCA were peeved at him because he used it to launch dead cows .