Friday, August 5, 2016

Rocketry: Making the Coring Rod

The coring rod for the rocket is made of 0.375" steel rod, cut to 10 inches in length (I cut this on a horizontal bandsaw.)

The coring rod measurements.

After it was cut, I shortened the coring rod slightly by grinding it smooth on a belt sander.

Nice finish!

The tip of the coring rod was made pointy through spinning it on the belt sander at a 45 degree angle.