Rocket Ship: 2x4 Contest Entry

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Blog entry by Rick M. posted 05-28-2014 06:04 AM 1752 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My entry for the Summer’s Woodworking 2×4 Contest. Carl Jacobson joked about making a rocket ship from a 2×4 so I took up the challenge. Hope you enjoy the video, bonus footage at the end of my daughter and I “flying” the rocket.


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#1 posted 05-28-2014 06:31 AM

Fun project and video, Rick! I wish you the best in the contest!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 06:35 AM

That’s a winner for sure. Nice how to video with explanation.
If I had a lathe, I would make a few of those…................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 11:10 AM

Super project and video, Rick. They get better all the time !!! Love the “vintage” footage.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#4 posted 05-28-2014 12:40 PM

Cool video Rick. Thanks for the Flash Gordon flashback. Nice work and good luck.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 05-28-2014 06:02 PM

Super cool project. I’m with doubleDD – nice flashback to TV’;s Flash Gordon. The special effects were just as high tech as your’s. You won’t remember cuz it was black and white TV. It was a talky though.

Very well done and fun project. Your daughter sounds pretty happy with it.

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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#6 posted 05-28-2014 06:58 PM

I didn’t get the video on my page! I’ll have to try the PC as opposed to my tablet!

The “Flash Gordon” rocket looks a lot like those from the old serial … except it was in black and white (I have the VHS version)!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 05-28-2014 07:57 PM

Try this oldnovice!

-- God bless, Candy

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Rick M.

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#8 posted 05-28-2014 08:04 PM

Here is a pic of the original, I believe it was for sale on ebay several years back.

edit: I just found this again on ebay, it’s a cast iron bottle opener!


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#9 posted 05-29-2014 12:42 PM

Very neat Rick. Good luck. Looks like someone/s were having fun flyin that ship.. lol

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

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#10 posted 05-29-2014 01:02 PM

Very nice Rick. Looks like a fun project. Great job on the video too.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#11 posted 05-29-2014 03:19 PM

That’s very creative and looks like a lot of fun.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 05-29-2014 06:17 PM

Thanks everyone. Might make another from maple and padauk.


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