William's 2nd. Pine Derby Race Car Project

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Thank you for helping me. We would not have done as well without you.

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



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

Always nice to have happy little customers!

William and his dog, Nelly with me and my new puppy, Tyler

-- mark

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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 169 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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#2 posted 169 days ago

In the winners circle! Good job!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 168 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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#4 posted 168 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

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#5 posted 159 days ago

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

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

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#6 posted 144 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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David LaBolle

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#7 posted 144 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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