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Rocket Ship: 2x4 Contest Entry

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Blog entry by Rick M. posted 62 days ago 1147 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.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|



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CFrye

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#1 posted 62 days ago

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

-- God bless, Candy

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redryder

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#2 posted 62 days ago

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 62 days ago

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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doubleDD

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#4 posted 62 days ago

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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thetinman

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#5 posted 62 days ago

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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oldnovice

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#6 posted 62 days ago

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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CFrye

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#7 posted 62 days ago

Try this oldnovice!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgEWtjx2ohk

-- God bless, Candy

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Rick M.

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#8 posted 62 days ago

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!

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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Roger

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#9 posted 61 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 61 days ago

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

-- J.C.Sellers

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#11 posted 61 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Rick M.

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#12 posted 61 days ago

Thanks everyone. Might make another from maple and padauk.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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