Crossbow Fires Machetes

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YouTube user JoergSprave makes fancy slingshots. He was challenged by fans to create one that could fire a machete, and the result is something like a crossbow. "What is it good for? Nothing except attracting people's attention on YouTube." That's a perfectly fine reason.

via Geekologie | Maker's Blog

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Instead of raising the machete handle over the block, wouldn't it make more sense and be a lot safer if you lowered the block so the machete accelerates along the beam?
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