Rocketship Mark V

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Blog entry by bj383ss posted 08-19-2014 12:49 AM 1427 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well after I posted my 4 previous Rocketships I became inspired to make another one from all the great comments I got so here it goes.

Progress is underway on Rocketship Mark V. This time I did some glued segments for the main body. Woods used are Maple and Mahogany.

My sketchup.

Glue up. I found a new tool for the workshop. Wax paper. Made the segmented glue up much easier and less clean up. Saw a guy using on it his turning webpage.

I mounted a dowel in both ends to help lineup the nose cone and the engine.

Mounted on the lathe and ready to go.

Main body rounded.

Final shape

All sanded

Ready for some fins

Mark VI is also underway. Sneak peak.



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#1 posted 08-19-2014 02:58 AM

very cool. I’m looking forward to seeing the next steps in making your rockets hip.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 08-19-2014 03:14 AM

Cool and fun!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 08-19-2014 04:15 AM

Great fun project

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 08-19-2014 04:29 AM

got to pull up a seat for this one….thanks for all the extra photos Bret….much appreciated…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 08-19-2014 04:38 PM

Refreshing. Even us turners get tired of bowls and vases after awhile. Looking forward to the finish. I like the steam punk style.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 08-20-2014 12:17 AM

Looking forward to more…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 08-25-2014 01:11 AM

Oh yes!! Star Wars seventeen???? lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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