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William's 2nd. Pine Wood Derby - We have a Winner!

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William's 2nd. Pine Wood Derby - We have a Winner!
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”Mauk,

Thank you for helping me. We couldn’t have won without you.

The shape of my car turned out much better with your sanding.”

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William’s Results:

1st place for speed in Den 2A

3rd place for speed in the entire Pack 48

1st place for Sleekest Design in the entire Pack 48
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Always nice to have happy little customers!
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William and his dog, Nelly and me with my new, out of control puppy, Tyler.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude. - Malo periculosam





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Jim Bertelson

3640 posts in 1789 days


#1 posted 193 days ago

Gotta scale that thing up, add an engine, and see what happens.

By the way, if that photo is a beauty contest, the boy took first prize and the dogs were tied for second and third, the way I see it…...........(-:

Have a good one….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Brett

881 posts in 1384 days


#2 posted 193 days ago

In the winners circle! Good job!

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

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NaptownWood

243 posts in 497 days


#3 posted 192 days ago

Looking good. Also looks like they are still using the same trophy i won 25 years ago. However, our design was the much less pretty “door stop wedge” variety. Is it weighted in front somehow? Looks to be very lightweight…

-- Witty signature line still pending

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reedwood

869 posts in 1300 days


#4 posted 192 days ago

Hey Jim, we did that last year – put a lead motor coming out the top and side pipes to add weight. very cool.
This year his dad bought a book all about making derby cars go faster. We copied this flying wedge design from the book.

Naptown – we drilled 4 – 3/8 holes directly above the rear tires, filled them with weights and plugged. Turns out that’s the key.

The paper clip and black tape wing on front is a trick to gain .00000001 of a second by releasing from the starting pin sooner….these tricky cub scouts are competitive!

William was a natural on the band saw and followed the lines as good as me. I’m sure he will be a good woodworker someday.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude. - Malo periculosam

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mafe

9483 posts in 1714 days


#5 posted 182 days ago

Wauuuuuuuuuuu
That’ a impressive car and bunch of medals.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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a1Jim

112008 posts in 2202 days


#6 posted 167 days ago

Congrats on a super design and all of those wins William & Mark,you guys enjoy your happy pups.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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David LaBolle

199 posts in 1296 days


#7 posted 167 days ago

Great job!!! It looks fast just sitting there.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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