Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rocket Ship: Summer's Woodworking 2x4 Contest 2014

A retro style rocket ship made from approximately half a 2x4. Two pieces cut and glued then turned on the lathe make the rocket body. The nose cone comes off to reveal a space inside. The fins were cut to shape then resawn to thickness on the bandsaw.

The fins were colored with dye made from padauk and lacquer thinner. Then I routed shallow grooves on the rocket body for the fins to set into.