Photos of your Scouts Pinewood Derby Car...

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  1. dmrowley macrumors 6502

    dmrowley

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    It's that time of year again. Yes, I am talking about Cub Scout Pinewood Derby (at least here in the US.)


    My 7 year old and I designed this car using Sketchup, and I did most of the "work" as I like hime with all of his fingers. He helped with sanding, painting, etc...

    This was the original idea:
    Pinewood Derby Racer~ - SketchUp.jpg

    This is what it evolved into:
    iPhone-2012-01-22_11-52-30.jpg.jpg

    Post a photo of your scouts car...
     
  2. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    So was this your 7 year old's woodcrafting or yours?
     
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    did you not read his post? ... his son helped however Dad did most

    Looks awesome OP
     
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    The race over here was yesterday, I'm not sure if it's the same for them however.

    Nice looking car, OP. What place did you/your son come in (if you have raced)?
     
  6. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Isn't it supposed to be the other way around? When I was in cub scouts, my dad showed me how to use the saw and made me cut my own car...kids these days. :confused:
     
  7. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure 7 year olds and automated saws and such are a very good combination.
     
  8. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    To each their own, but my father taught me how to use a band saw properly at that age. I made 3 derby cars at 7, 8, and 9 under my dad's supervision of course. Also learned how to bore out holes for authorized weights, etc.

    He was also my "Pack leader" and would race kids' derby cars for fun with the untouched pine block with wheels attached. He won most of them somehow.
     
  9. dmrowley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The race is this Saturday, so we'll see how it does.

    I dont own any fancy woodworking equipment, so the crafting was done with a hand held jig saw and hammer/chisels. I know my sons abilities, and let him try. I decided he wasn't ready to use sharp tools, so he was involved where appropriate..... Maybe next year I'll feel he is able to use more of the forming tools himself.
     
  10. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    When I was in the scouts, I had a painted, sanded block with wheels on it. I thought it was so cool - like making your real own car like the protagonist in Gismos & Gadgets did. All the other kids my age had spaceship looking cars. I was around 7. So were the other kids. I felt like everyone else had cheated. I don't think I ever went back...
     
  11. Mal macrumors 603

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    I'll have to see if I can track down any photos, but my family always went for the out-of-the-box approachs. I don't remember who made which ones at this point, but we still have the following cars at my parent's house (between me, my two brothers, my dad, and my sisters who made them for fun):

    Pickle
    Space Shuttle
    Swiss Cheese
    Conestoga Wagon (that was too slow to even bother racing, but looked awesome)
    Piano
    Football Stadium
    Pencil
    Swiss Army Knife

    and more I can't remember. We rarely won the races (my Space Shuttle got 2nd place), but we almost always won the Most Creative award.

    jW
     

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