2013 Pinewood Derby Butcher Block

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Project by InventorFisher posted 08-01-2015 04:18 PM 2154 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The 2013 Pinewood Derby season was my best car – The Butcher Block. I talked a lot of smack with the Scouts and every kid wanted to race against me. We have a great Scout Hut where everyone gathers for a weekend and kids learn to cut wood, shape it, sand it, and treat various small wounds and abrasions. It is awesome and serious racing (look at that boy and his masterpiece). Anyway, after finishing the boy’s cars, the wife and I had to make our cars. Again, she went for flashy. Her Nubian Space Ship was definitely popular (knitting needles for rockets, BTW). I had been making glue-ups and decided to use one for my car. There was some mystery wood from Texas, maple, oak, cherry, and (possibly) some pine. I cut the block to size, rounded the edges, lightened the front, and placed steel bearings in the rear, then drilled the axles. It was wicked fast (probably the true axles) and I won first place amongst the leaders. The Scouts cars still beat The Butcher Block, but those darned cheater leaders didn’t.

-- Inventor Fisher

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#1 posted 08-01-2015 10:26 PM

So I’m guessing that once again we dont talk about Her Nubian Space Ship ???

Nice job, both of you!

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#2 posted 08-02-2015 05:44 AM

Incredible collection.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 08-02-2015 12:32 PM

Thanks. Yeah, we don’t talk about this one, either. I got the trophy, though.

-- Inventor Fisher

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