© 2016 Chris Taylor

Wooden Rockets

After I got a lathe, I made this series of wooden rockets. These are built to accomodate standard Estes model rocket engines.

 

The yellow rocket is the only one that I launched. I  never gave a thought to what would happen when the heavy wooden rocket came down (nor did any of the other college educated people who were present).  I parked nearby because I used my car battery to ignite the rocket engine.