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Project by Brett posted 08-02-2012 08:33 PM 1260 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t really MY project but I thought that I would share it anyway. This is a racecar that my son made. He just completed it today. He found the idea in a book on building Pinewood Derby cars.

The body is from a chunk of 2×4. We had some leftover wheels from a handful of Christmases ago and used those. This car wasn’t supposed to be a racer so we used wooden wheels and axles. He did all the work himself except for cutting the 2×4 into a blank the size needed for the car. He used the scroll saw to cut out the basic profile and used files and sandpaper to shape and smooth it.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com





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pickpapa

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#1 posted 08-02-2012 10:37 PM

I thought that looked like a pinewood derby car. When my son was in third grade, he was a cub scout and he did make his own car. Tell Micah he did a great job. I really like the spoiler.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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Brett

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#2 posted 08-02-2012 11:52 PM

Thank you Chuck, I will get him and let him read this. He will be pleased that you liked it.
Brett

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 05:50 AM

Nice job!It looks like a dodge superbird…must be a very fast car :)

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Brett

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 06:43 AM

It was taken from Richard Petty’s racecar. The book had the same # and markings as his car but my son liked the two racing stripes best. Thank you!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#5 posted 08-03-2012 07:39 AM

Great project. Love the “spoiler”.....................

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 10:49 AM

cool looking nascar love the spoiler

-- http://robbiethewoodturner.net/

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Brett

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#7 posted 08-03-2012 02:23 PM

Thank you Mike and Robbie!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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