Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Nordsee on January 25, 2014, 02:01:01 pm

Title: Rocket Sticks
Post by: Nordsee on January 25, 2014, 02:01:01 pm
After the New Year, our streets were littered with burnt out fireworks and rockets. as were yours  I expect. My wife wanted some 5 or 6 mm sticks for a Craft Project and we went out collecting. We found that there were basically two sizes, about 2 feet long and 5 mm square and slightly longer and 6mm. Nearly all were straight, and most were basically un marked. Suprise, suprise there were some of Balsa Wood among them, the others being pine or fir. I now have a usefull supply of Strip, for internal rails, servo Mounts etc, also the street is tidier! ( the wife is happy too and I have saved a 40mile round trip to our nearest model shop.)
Title: Re: Rocket Sticks
Post by: alan colson on January 25, 2014, 03:14:23 pm
I have done this myself in the past :-)). I have not mentioned it on Mayhem as I thought it must be common practice.
Title: Re: Rocket Sticks
Post by: Raymond on January 25, 2014, 04:08:19 pm
Been picking them up for years, all my children used to pick them up and bring them home to me as well, and now even my Grandson will occasionally bring some to me he has picked up in the street.