Alpha Racer - Pinewood Derby

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Project by Hacksaw posted 01-26-2014 02:34 AM 1441 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My youngest son is in cub scouts and derby time is here ! Went a little over the top as this is the last year I can help with the car (pack rules) . The green car in the first picture was the inspiration for the Alpha Racer. Obviously it’s more than the basic block. He did most of the design and cut out pieces on the scroll saw I glued it up and rough shaped with the drum sander and dremel. Body work (spackle) and paint were a team effort. It’s painted with rust-oleum metallic blue and will be getting some water slip decals of flames,car name pack number and the Wolf scout emblem.

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#1 posted 01-26-2014 04:44 AM

Very cool, time to turn the reins over to your son. Sounds like he’s ready to make a go of it.

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#2 posted 01-26-2014 05:08 AM

Dont forget to soak those nail axles in some liquid graphite or lithium grease.

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