Pinewood Derby at Lowes

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Blog entry by WhiskeyWaters posted 01-09-2011 04:28 AM 1510 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this during half-time over at

It seems Lowe’s and Dremel will be sponsoring clinics on how to make Pinewood Derby cars. I may have to take a spin in and see if I can snag a few kits. Might have a week-long science lab project there.


-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 01-09-2011 04:42 AM

I have seen a display section at Hobby Lobby that contains, books, wheels, different pre-cut bodies, glue, axels and decals, looks like I might have to get one and see if I can make one that can beat my brother’s car from 30 years ago.

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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#2 posted 01-09-2011 06:50 AM

Man I loved to “help” my son build derby cars from those kits. There is tons of info on the web on how to soup up your car and still stay in compliance with most derby rules (your rules may vary). I am a master at the tricks of the trade. File and polish the axles, shape the wheels just right, remember run only three wheels, not four, balance the weights, shape the front to slip off the starting gate first. I bought my first dremel to hollow out the bottom of the cars to install the weights. One Dad thought our car was a cheater and almost took a swing at me. They had to walk him outside. He was frustrated. His wheels kept falling off. Fun Fun Times

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 10:53 PM

Very good info. You never know when some little guy or girl might ask for help. I always thought the Pine Wood Durby cars were large enough to ride in. Very cool.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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