Lever and Launcher

The finished launcher, the electric tape rolls are just to show your the size of the launcher.

The finished launcher, the electric tape rolls are just to show your the size of the launcher.

The lever, a paint stirr stick or piece of sawn wood about 35 centimeter long, (the same as the base board of the launcher), is glued to the fulcrum, and secured with two small nails or a small screw. Use the yellow carpenters' glue from a hardware store. That is acually a good all purpose glue!

The lever, a paint stir stick or piece of sawn wood about 35 centimeter long, (the same as the base board of the launcher), is glued to the fulcrum, and secured with two small nails or a small screw. Use the yellow carpenters’ glue from a hardware store. That is actually a good all purpose glue!

Launcher base and lever. The base at the left can  be any piece of plywood or particle board, in this case it is a piece of laminated scrap particle board. The lever was cut from a plank, but a paint stif stick will perfectly do the job. You can ask the paint shop to donate a few to you for this project, or you offer to pay, they cost only maybe 25 cents.

Launcher base and lever. The base at the left can be any piece of plywood or particle board, in this case it is a piece of laminated scrap particle board. The lever was cut from a plank, but a paint stif stick will perfectly do the job. You can ask the paint shop to donate a few to you for this project, or you offer to pay, they cost only maybe 25 cents.

A medicine cup is glued with an electric hot glue gun to the lever and then secured with a screw, this makes it extra strong. The screw should be short and not stick out from the bottom of the lever. You can get these medicine cups at any pharmacy, ask and explain why you need it and they will be willing to give you two or three, one you use the others are back-ups!

A medicine cup is glued with an electric hot glue gun to the lever and then secured with a screw, this makes it extra strong. The screw should be short and not stick out from the bottom of the lever. You can get these medicine cups at any pharmacy, ask and explain why you need it and they will be willing to give you two or three, one you use the others are back-ups!

Done...this is the assembled and decorated rocket launcher. The decorations are done with coloured electrical tape it always add much needed colour to a project.

Done…this is the assembled and decorated rocket launcher. The decorations are done with colored electrical tape it always add much needed color to a project.

 

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