Unlimited Class Pinewood Derby car

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My son's cub pack is having there Pinewood Derby this Friday. There is an Unlimited class for non-scouts (parents, siblings, etc.) Here is my unlimited car I have been working on for a couple of weeks. Somewhere in my computer I have more pictures of the build.
Jim







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GetToTheChoppa

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My son is in cub scouts, and his Pinewood derby is this Saturday. I completely forgot about it until our pack meeting last week, and still need to start on the car with him. oops! Did i mention I am a terrible woodworker too and i will be probably doing all of this with a dremel? :D
 

jrepairsk70e

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make sure you weight the car at the max allowable and try to keep the front to rear 60/40 %,polish the axles/nails with 600 paper and dont spare the graphite lube , good luck jk
 

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I still got my pinewood derby blue ribbon from when I was a kid. Drilled out the front and filled the thing with BB's. :smoking: ZOOM! :banana::banana:
 
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drew the shape on the block and started carving with the 1/4" chisel

You can see the different pieces of wood glued together in this pic










The mirror and instrument panel taking shape made from wood dowel then glued on
 

jrepairsk70e

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nice work jim ...how much weight did the fender laminations add ,back in the day...we always tried to get them to the max allowed ,or you didnt have a chance of winnin
 
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At this point, It's about an oz. over weight and there's still no wheels or axles. The limit is 5 oz. I will be taking it to a buddies to use his mill and cut a big pocket in the bottom. I would like to get it as light as possibable then add weight to the rear to bring it up to 5oz.
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we used to go to the local hobby shop and buy the polished nails/pins to use as axles ,def better than the ones supplied in the BSA kit that have little ridges on the shanks and under the heads :woowoo:
 
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we used to go to the local hobby shop and buy the polished nails/pins to use as axles ,def better than the ones supplied in the BSA kit that have little ridges on the shanks and under the heads :woowoo:
All I've done is file off the flashing, and polish then lube them with graphite.
 
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