The project we’ll be describing here is the build of a recycling container odd rock using the same recycling container as the one in SMR’s “Recycling container Jayhawk” thread. The two projects are related, as I will describe below. Since this is our first build thread on TRF, I’ll start by telling you a little bit about ourselves and about how we got involved with this project. JLRockets is the mother-son team of Judy and Jackson. We are members of both NAR and Tripoli. Our home clubs are WOOSH (NAR #558) and Tripoli of Wisconsin. Judy is Level 3 and Jackson is Jr Level 1. As Chief Public Relations Officer for the team, Judy will be handling all of the posting. Jackson is Chief Engineer on this project. This will be our first high power odd rock, and our first high power scratch build. We have 4 certs between us and 3 of those 4 certs were done with, essentially, the exact same rocket kit, sized appropriately for the cert (all from the Wildman line a junior, a 3 inch and an ultimate dark star). So, although we have proven ourselves capable of building Wildman rockets, it remains to be seen whether such skills transfer over to the world of large scratch builds. This will be the test. On his post, SMR described how this odd rock project got started. Fellow WOOSH member Marc S. originally had the idea and found a recycling container supplier with a minimum order of 4. Marc, Bill and Sather (SMR, as you know him) were the first three takers, and then they “persisted until finding enough rocketeers willing to participate in this endeavor.” This is where we came in. When we joined the WOOSH email list last August, one of the first emails we received was the invitation to take up the 4th position. We jumped in. (By "we", I definitely mean Jackson.) Later, we discovered that Sather, Marc and Bill had been waiting for their 4th participant for over 3 years! And they had been sending out the invitation email periodically during those 3 years in vain, until we newbies came along. In economics, we call this the “winner’s curse” the tendency for the winning bid on any project to come from the team that is the least knowledgeable about what the project actually entails. What this project actually entails is strong scratch building skills. That’s why we’re posting here. We appreciate any and all advice that the TRF community might have. We have already gotten a great deal of very helpful advice from our fellow bottle-teers Sather, Marc and Bill. Keep it coming! Here is the bottle in its native environment. Note that the object itself is actually a recycling container impersonating a bottle. So, this project has an extra layer of “oddness”. It is a container made to look like a bottle made to work like a rocket. Call it a super odd rock. Or, just a very odd rock. Or, double insanity.