|Project by Kevin_S||posted 12-03-2012 05:45 AM||2911 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
At work they organize occasional events and activities just for fun. Once a year they do a pinewood derby and this year I decided to race. I came up with the toboggan design because I wanted a vehicle that still looked like wood.
I can’t say it was fast since I placed in the middle of the pack, but I did win most unique design! Everyone thought it was laminated wood at first glance, but it’s still just the block of pine. I masked the stripes and sprayed shellac I colored with brown dye. The crossbars are cherry veneer. The brass knob was a last minute design addition to get the sled up near the max weight.