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Pinewood Derby Car in Progress [Jan. 6th, 2008|10:32 pm]
Lanette
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Ahhh, use of Dremel. Hey 8 eyes.
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[User Picture]From: specsafety
2008-01-07 01:25 pm (UTC)

very cool..

Fish? maybe....the only thing that matters are your wheels and axles and that you put the maximum weight the contest allows. Make sure, using a T-square, that your axle is 100 percent perpendicular to the body. You can use dry graphite on the wheels. Make sure the wheels roll in a fluid way, not wobbly--you do this by adjusting the wood screw, either in or out of the axle.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-01-07 05:20 pm (UTC)

Re: very cool..

The axles we use are a solid peice though, not screws, so we can't adjust them. We also have to use the wheels provided. I got the weights. Right now the paint is drying.

My priorities are 90% appearance, 10% functionality. If it stays on the race track I'll be happy.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-01-07 02:42 pm (UTC)
Could someone build my son's derby car this year? Hubby is NOT technically inclined and I don't have the time... :) His car has sucked for hte last three years. I keep hoping he'll (hubby) will get better at it. He doesn't.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-01-07 05:23 pm (UTC)
Check out the online tips. They really help.
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[User Picture]From: the_new_perfect
2008-01-07 02:53 pm (UTC)
A. My Dremel tool is my secret girlfriend. I looove it.

B. I thought only Cub Scouts did Pinewood Derby. What hip new venue are you making this for?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-01-07 05:19 pm (UTC)
We have a derby at work as an event.
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[User Picture]From: the_new_perfect
2008-01-07 06:50 pm (UTC)
That's the coolest thing ever.
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[User Picture]From: thought1
2008-01-07 08:54 pm (UTC)
Lump issues likely arise from variations in wood density. Discuss. (:
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[User Picture]From: shonao
2008-01-07 11:22 pm (UTC)
do you always get so dressed-up to do wood working? *lol*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-01-07 11:46 pm (UTC)
Well, I just had on jeans and a shirt. I dress like that most days.
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[User Picture]From: shonao
2008-01-07 11:56 pm (UTC)
You look all did-up!
Just poking fun :)
Looking forward to seeing it when it's done
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