AIM-9 Missile Plaque

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 06-24-2012 03:29 PM 1811 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of those…..”I want to make something for the office but don’t have a lot of time to make today.” So I came up with an AIM-9 missile to hang from the roof or I’ll mount to a plaque for the wall. Fairly basic I know but did have to figure out how to make the slots for the tail fins in the round stock. I made a little jig so I could use my router table and turned out pretty good. I also used two different round over bits to shape the nose part (if you look closely it’s slightly staggered) and another bit to round off the front fin holder ends.

Flavors of wood:
round stock = maple
front fins = bloodwood
front fin holders = cherry
tail fins = sapele

Update: I learned how to fancy rope work so thought I would add to give it a “USN” look.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 08:18 PM

Nice job on that rocket. It is always tough to take a small part to the router and slot it or cut small areas on it. you did good!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-25-2012 12:57 PM

Back from deployment?

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 03:44 PM

I am back from deployment!!! Just working off the honey-dos and getting the dust knocked off the tools. No big projects on my plate just yet but I have been itching to get something started.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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