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Blog entry by Gary posted 09-23-2009 04:43 AM 1015 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t know if this is the appropriate location to post this but hopefully it’s ok and will be seen too.

My wife is one of the organizers of the event listed below and she just gave me the info about it.
I know the timing is real short, but if anyone wants to help that’d be great.
One of the things they’re looking for are pinewood car bodies for kits they plan to package.
Another would be pens, small boxes, or whatever else you make and would be interested in donating.

thanks,
Gary

Here’s the info:
Marion County’s Newest Farmers’ Market is planning an Event for October 24, 2009.

The Event is a fundraiser for Interfaith Emergency Services.

One component of the fundraising is called Kids Play for Charity. This component will feature carnival type games that were typical during the 1940s & 1950s. Local youth are creating the games with the help of adult volunteers.

Naturally, we need carnival type prizes to give away to the kids playing the games. Since this is a Farmers’ Market Event that encourages buying local, and raising up farmers and artisans, we are searching for prizes that are made in the USA. This has been a difficult task since most such small prizes come from China.

One of the adult volunteers has located wooden toy parts but the bodies for the toy cars and trains need to be cut from plywood. The idea is to give as prizes wooden car & train kits.

Need woodworkers to cut out the bodies for these kits.

Also, would welcome donations of carnival type prizes that have been made locally or from other areas of the USA.

We need 100 to 200 prizes.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/



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#1 posted 09-23-2009 05:51 PM

Gary,

Where are the drawings or plans for the parts you need cut out?

Steve.

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 01:44 AM

Steve,
Patterns are only limited by our imagination. IF you google “pinewood derby car pattern” or something like it you’ll find a slew of options. Here’s one place that has many patterns:

Pics

Templates

I don’t suggest buying any patterns as I believe it’s easy enough to make something suitable from looking at the photos which are out there.

Thanks,
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 02:12 AM

Gary,

I was referring to the “One of the adult volunteers has located wooden toy parts but the bodies for the toy cars and trains need to be cut from plywood. The idea is to give as prizes wooden car & train kits.”

If that is on your list, then need to know the size of “toy parts” or what to cut from the plywood.

On the pinewood derby track, is that for legitimate BSA cars or can we use any type of wood?

Steve.

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 02:33 AM

Steve,
I’m sorry. I thought the links I posted would work. The gentleman talking with my wife about this sent a link to Craftparts in his email to her.
They can buy various wheel sizes so I’d say car bodies roughly 5-8” long should work.
These don’t have to be legitimate BSA cars—any wood will do.
Truth be told, personally I thought plywood wasn’t such a good idea but then I’ve got many hundred B.F. of hardwoods. I just wish I knew about this idea sooner so I could’ve started before.
I might use plywood to make a nice jig and try to knock out a batch using the ply as a router template.

Thanks again,
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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