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Project by woodcox posted 01-24-2014 08:10 AM 1862 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by DonB’s project post a couple days ago. I made this for my cousins boy who is turning five this weekend. Center section is 3/4 birch ply, body and fenders are 3/16 pine. I made a quick template by just cutting largest to smallest as I went. As each template was cut I retraced it again for a future template. In the last pic shows the axle assembly in 5/16” hardware less the wheels. I drilled an undersized hole and pressed in the long coupler nuts from both sides. It is painted with dark bronze hammered finish spray paint. During assembly I used high test locktite on the threads. This was a quick fun project and the inline skate wheels really take it for a ride with a good push down the street. Yes, I had to play with it before he gets his present;). Thank you for looking and a BIG thank you to DonB for his inspiration and fine work.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 08:40 AM

Wow! You are just as fast as the car. You didn’t waste any time getting one of these put together. Nice ride! I will have to try one… or two soon. Just not as soon as you did. ha ha

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 10:24 AM

Cool idea. Looks indestructible .

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 12:42 PM

Thanks WC. Looks like you went to work immediately after I posted mine. You’re right, they do fly and the wheels as bumpers will save you from being in the doghouse.

-- DonB

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 02:08 PM

Hammered paint looks great! I like the “white walls” out on the wheels! Makes it look snazzy! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 01-24-2014 03:04 PM

I’ve always thought that a pine wood derby for adults would be an awesome attraction at a sports bar.

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#6 posted 01-24-2014 03:10 PM

Wow!! It’s fast looking at it. Super idea with the wheels. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 01-24-2014 03:39 PM

That is a great looking car!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#8 posted 01-25-2014 11:10 AM

You don’t have to admit to “playing with it”. Just say you took it for a test run to check quality control. Go ahead, I think you can still edit. -:)

-- Yussef, Philadelphia,

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#9 posted 01-25-2014 12:32 PM

Yuffef: Good thinking, I’ll have to remember that.

-- DonB

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#10 posted 01-25-2014 09:38 PM

wow cool car!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 01-29-2014 02:41 PM

Looks great and fast. Like the finish and the wheel. I’m sure the kids and adults will enjoy playing with it.

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