Rocket Rocker

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Project by captkerk posted 07-13-2009 04:57 AM 2958 views 17 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third rocker I’ve made but the first that was completely my design. The fuselage is made of 12, 1in thick yellow pine boards glued together with biscuits. The nose and tail cones were fun to glue up! The stick is movable as is the thrust lever and the dials on the dash. The kids love it, but my oldest did say there should be real fire shooting out of the tailcone! I guess I can’t please everyone. :)

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#1 posted 07-13-2009 05:02 AM

Nice rocket captkerk. Looks like you might of had more fun than the kids. I know I would have.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#2 posted 07-13-2009 05:18 AM

that is absolutely GREAT!... what kid wouldn’t want to jet around the room in that… just plan fun.


-- Erik

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#3 posted 07-13-2009 05:45 AM

I don’t know about the kids, but I want one!

This is awesome!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 07-13-2009 05:47 AM

super rocket

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#5 posted 07-13-2009 06:30 AM

Wow you just power this young fellow imagination pass all his peers.LOL That just great work for the little guy and how do you remove him from his rocket. Blkcherry

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#6 posted 07-13-2009 06:33 AM

now that is cool

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 07-13-2009 07:23 AM

Neat toy – I’d have had a blast with that as a kid. Who am I kidding? ... I’d still have fun with it now!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#8 posted 07-13-2009 03:25 PM

Nicely done, amusing that capt. kerk would build a spaceship.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 07-13-2009 05:00 PM

I’m hurt that my dad never built me one. Can’t wait for a grandson. I need an excuse to build one now.
Great idea—-and a really good job.


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#10 posted 07-13-2009 06:36 PM

How cool is that!?

Do you have plans for an adult size one?


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#11 posted 07-13-2009 06:43 PM

Absolutely awesome! Outstanding work! My nephew would be in heaven.

-- Mark, Florida,

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#12 posted 07-14-2009 04:29 AM

I would like one of these to sit in on the porch. Can you make it about 4x bigger? lol

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#13 posted 07-14-2009 07:01 PM

Flash Gordon would have had none better. Love the cockpit! You did a very nice job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 07-15-2009 02:26 AM

Wish I was a kid again! Grandson’s 8 mo., guess I had better get started on one. Very nice.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#15 posted 07-28-2009 07:27 PM

Awesome design, very nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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