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John Kemker

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Logged on to Amazon and typed "Jaw Stand" in the search box. For $120.84 +tax I can get one by Monday 17 August 2020.
 

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This (from Art Applewhite) is out here on TRF somewhere, I copied so I didn't have to search for it again. I haven't added this yet to my Jawstand, but when I do I'll also attach large screw eyes to the ends of the 2x4's to allow 10" tent stakes to be cross staked (2 per side). It won't go anywhere...

Jawstand stabilizer for larger rockets.

The 8' rail is attached to a piece of 2"x2" with 1/4" carriage bolts and clamped using the jaw stands side clamp. We've been using this for the last 6 months on level ground with good results, i.e. no tip-overs. A galvanized steel blast deflector (not shown) with a 1" square hole slides over and down the rail.

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OK! Can barley contain my excitement! :w: But first the story. OK Im out in my shop cutting out rocket parts on my bandsaw, and the blade breaks and WACKS me on the thumb, OUCH! Bruised but otherwise intact, I'v had worse. Anyway I go inside to the wife and proclaim. "That I'll be totally useless, and will never be able to cut out another thing again... Unless I go get new bandsaw blade." She gives me the usual "Drama Queen!" look and asks where can you get one? "Lowes." I say! So we go, she wants to go, so I think hey I get a new blade out of it, what the heck.

K i'm not in the store for more than five minuets, and I pass by a display of a new Rockwell saw horse type stand looking thingies. Now remember I have rockets on my brain at this point, so naturally every thing I see is scrutinized by its usefulness to rockets. And it hit me like freight train LAUNCH PAD! :headbang: I have recently purchased a 1010 rail from Amazon and have no pad heavy enough to hold it , I was contemplating building one. I even bought a floor stand light to use the stand for a pad, but it was too wimpy. So right there in the store I tear the box open and set it up, OOOHHH YA this is it! This will work ! I wont go into the details of the pleading and lies I had to spin "I will never ask for another thing again." :rolleyes: Anyway after much sobbing and tears I put it in the cart, and It now resides next to my rockets.😁

And with out any hesitation this it the best Launch Pad find EVER! A few mods to my rail and it will lock into place and will sit forward of the clamp I wont have to modify the Jaw Stand at all. I will use the same kind of setup for my launch rods too. I will have to come up with new blast deflector but the stand will be compleatly unmodified and can be used for it's original intent... "sigh" work.

Here are some action shots :)

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Man that is so professional, same “LAUNCH PAD” thing happened To me while I was teaching A summer camp in a learning center, I saw this table- like thing with a tripod...however the response I got was “ I’m not sure if they would like you blowing up their stuff lol”

EDIT: Wait a sec this thing’s from 2012?!
 
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I got mine at Amazon a few weeks ago. now they show "currently unavailable" . Amazon shows stock on the 9034 model that adds a crank for height adjustments. The $120 price tag may be why they are in stock.

Just ordered one yesterday off Amazon from this link. Checked again today, they are still in stock. RK9033's are not in stock right now, but they were yesterday. These things seem to go like hotcakes.
 

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Just ordered one yesterday off Amazon from this link. Checked again today, they are still in stock. RK9033's are not in stock right now, but they were yesterday. These things seem to go like hotcakes.
I saw the Amazon advert and afterwards checked Menard’s.

Menard’s had the RK9033 in stock. Somewhere around $70 plus or minus. Don’t remember if S/H was free/included/extra.
 

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Just ordered one yesterday off Amazon from this link. Checked again today, they are still in stock. RK9033's are not in stock right now, but they were yesterday. These things seem to go like hotcakes.
Btw could thins thing take an H maybe?
 

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This setup on the Jaw Stand can handle H and I's and the occasional J. It has an 8 ft. 1010 rail. The angle clamp may not hold with a hard hitting J. We have videos of it shifting position just a little when the J lit up. We drive 12" spikes into the ground to give it extra stability.

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This setup on the Jaw Stand can handle H and I's and the occasional J. It has an 8 ft. 1010 rail. The angle clamp may not hold with a hard hitting J. We have videos of it shifting position just a little when the J lit up. We drive 12" spikes into the ground to give it extra stability.

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Awesome setup, looking forward to getting mine soon.

As for the shifting, would it be possible to just rest the end of the rail on the ground? or put something under it like a block of wood?
 

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Awesome setup, looking forward to getting mine soon.

As for the shifting, would it be possible to just rest the end of the rail on the ground? or put something under it like a block of wood?
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I put a green box around the area where the shifting occurs on the J motors. Let's say you tilt the rail a couple of degrees to correct for wind. The clamp on this pivot doesn't want to hold with a hard-hitting motor. I cobbled together a "proto-type device" (lol) using some small turnbuckles that would hold the angle, but I never completed a design for nice clean setup.
 

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Awesome setup, looking forward to getting mine soon.

As for the shifting, would it be possible to just rest the end of the rail on the ground? or put something under it like a block of wood?
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These pictures show how I cut my mounting block. And I used toilet bowl bolts to mount the rail on the block.
 

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Thanks for the pics, super helpful
Slick idea to use toilet bowl bolts to mount the rail.

Cheaper than buying Woodpecker work table bolts which are really probably just repackaged toilet bowl bolts.

Gotta remember that trick as I have some rails to mount in the very near future.
 

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Ok have 3 got the last one on close out rack from Lowes for $18.00. Used 1515 rail and ratchet strap rail to stand plus straps to eliminate rail whip. Three 18 inch Cement stakes for straps and lawn spikes for pad extension. Have a leg when pad is down for loading rocket not shown. To much free time.
 

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The Jawstand is plenty sturdy as is. I launched a K535 in a 4" rocket from my Jawstand pad. I staked the feet and launched straight up vertical, but otherwise no extra measures were needed. My pad here:

 
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