Toy Construction #159: Rocket Ship

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Blog entry by htl posted 10-24-2017 12:45 AM 1555 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was sitting at the computer this morning looking at one of those computer cut out plans for a jet and got thinking what it would look like as a four winged rocket ship so we’re at it again building a rocket ship using the same style build as I used for the Submarine.

And don’t any of you faint, I got up the gumption to dig up my lathe tools for the ShopSmith. LOL

Here again this is just an experiment no plans just an idea floating around in my head.

It’s been 25 or more years since I’ve done any lathe work but it started coming back to me right a way and I must say I had a ball playing on it.
I need to get a dead stop but a bolt screwed in the end got er done.

It’s one mean machine for this simple project. lol

Now you can see what I have in mind for this here rocket ship.

I really enjoyed playing on the lathe and found out I can do it sitting down so maybe some more lathe projects in the future. COOL!!!!!

And here’s the plan that got me started, I know it looks nothing like my build but it did at the start. LOL
It was the shape of the wings that got me thinking.
Turn the main wings up side down and you got a rocket ship. :-]

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#1 posted 10-24-2017 02:45 AM

I would still like to know where you are getting them awesome drawings LMAO :<)) looks like a great start again

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#2 posted 10-24-2017 03:56 AM

Tony I can’t really tell you, I think I was looking at Pinterest looking at toy trucks and came on some plans.

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#3 posted 10-24-2017 06:40 AM

Nice to see you back in turning. Succes with the project. As always I will follow your blog!


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#4 posted 10-24-2017 10:59 AM

Another interesting project and will be watching

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#5 posted 10-25-2017 10:31 PM

Looks like a “Thunderbirds” project bruce… many happy childhood memories watching the old black & white TV

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#6 posted 10-25-2017 11:37 PM

You may be right there crowie.
What’s old comes back around and is new again. LOL

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#7 posted 10-28-2017 05:45 PM

Just a few more picture then the project post.

Love adding the Danish oil to get the wood too pop.
I forgot to add that I used Ebonizing stain on this project and it turned the birch body and poplar wings a nice brown color, no blackening like with oak or cherry.

It’s interesting how this hide the green color in the poplar.

I ebonized [water based] this brings up the grain so may need to add a couple more coats and steel wool it.

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