|Project by Rizonracer||posted 02-12-2013 11:25 AM||2451 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My 9-year-old son was recently competing in the Pinewood Derby and carrying the car in a cardboard box just wasn’t cutting it! When I looked online, I found a wooden carrier kit, that while it looked good, was not as good as I thought that it could be. So I designed my own and added my custom touches to it. Needless to say, my son was impressed (which is what I was after anyway)! It is made from 1/2” thick pine that I bought from Lowes. I used a Dremel tool to route his first name on the front and a tribal design and his last name on the back. Those were painted with iridescent blue paint (he likes blue). When the carrier is opened, it transforms into a “showroom”, with a painted checkered floor, with a small lift, that can be rotated.
My son’s car, “Wildfire”, ran three runs against his fellow den mates and beat them every round! At the end of the night, there was a runoff among all of the winning cars. Wildfire, finally was defeated in the championship round, finishing second overall.