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Project by captkerk posted 1844 days ago 2234 views 16 times favorited 22 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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tomakazi

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#1 posted 1844 days ago

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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cnccutter

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#2 posted 1844 days ago

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

Erik

-- Erik

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lew

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#3 posted 1844 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1844 days ago

super rocket

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 1844 days ago

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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kolwdwrkr

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#6 posted 1844 days ago

now that is cool

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#7 posted 1843 days ago

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 www.artisansofthevalley.com

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 1843 days ago

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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Kent Shepherd

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#9 posted 1843 days ago

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.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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michaelray

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#10 posted 1843 days ago

How cool is that!?

Do you have plans for an adult size one?

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MarkWilk

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#11 posted 1843 days ago

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

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/

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winecountrywhimsy

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#12 posted 1843 days ago

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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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 1842 days ago

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

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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douglbe

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#14 posted 1842 days ago

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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mcoyfrog

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#15 posted 1828 days ago

Awesome design, very nice

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

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