|Project by NormalGuy||posted 03-25-2012 03:05 AM||4445 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My daughter is in the YMCA Adventure Guides, and we recently finished our Pine Car Derby. This was my first attempt at a Pinewood – oops, Pine Car – car, and we also had a “dad’s’ challenge.”
The Cat in The Hat Thingamajigger was designed, painted, and decorated by my daughter. She tried to help, but powertools scare her too much. I added a half-inch of wood to the sides and two inches to the top, routed out the wheel wells, and sanded, sanded, sanded…
The Jeep required me to shorten the wheelbase and was way underweight – even after I added weights.
Rough cuts were made at a neighbor’s scroll saw, but everything else was done with my Dremel. I now regret buying the rechargeable model. I could only work for an hour before having to recharge for three hours.
Both cars won for style, and both placed dead last for speed :)
-- I still have all my fingers...so far