Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pinewood Derby Time!


It's Pinewood Derby Time of year!
How many of you participate in the Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby with your kids?
Above is a picture of our two oldest brothers sporting their winning car and trophy.  They'll probably kill me for putting it on here but I couldn't resist!
Candace is busy preparing for her son and I got the chance to cut one out for a neighbor boy.
Displaying IMG_20140116_192902.jpgI never, ever, ever, did I mention ever....thought I'd be doing this but how do you refuse a little boy who brings a picture to your house and begs you to help him?

I seriously stressed bullets over it~I did manage to snap a quick snapshot before I turned it over to  him.  The actual car next to his reference picture.  I tried~I'm going to go to the race to cheer him on now!

My Dremel was the most successful tool~I don't know what else you could use to carve these guys out.
My daughter and I spent some time peeking for more inspiration cars and here were a few of our favorites from around the web.  Enjoy!Pinewood Derby car
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Bacon car pinewood
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Aren't these fun?  Last night my hubby actually arrived home as we were polishing the axles and it was so fun to hear his stories from childhood about his cars.  I learned all about the art of the axle, the perfect wedge...and it was hilarious to hear him insist on us shining the car up with a thick coat of polyurethane.  Yes, my hubby talking about paint and "crafts".  I will admit I had a glisten in my eye as I listened to him.:)

What are your most successful cars?  
Best shapes?  Best tips?  Do share!
Have a fabulous weekend!

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