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Picture of F1 Pinewood Derby Car
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This year was my first pinewood derby! This is the car I made, I designed it after a F1 Racer. My brother drew out the plans, and I did all the cutting, sanding, and painting! I think it turned out really well, I hope you enjoy looking at the finished product, and maybe it'll serve as a source of inspiration for your next pinewood derby car!

What did you make?
I made my very first pinewood derby car! I used the pinewood derby kit provided by my club. It came with a block of pine, axles, tires, and club decals. I used a scroll saw to cut out the body of the car, then I used sandpaper to finish off the rough edges. I painted the car body black, then used masking tape to help me paint on the red racing stripes. To finish the paint job I sprayed on a clear gloss coat. Then I attached the wheels, and added the weights to finish it up!

How did you make it?
My brother helped me to draw the design on the pine block, then I did all the cutting. He also helped me to put on the masking tape, attach the wheels, and add the weight. At first I thought I might make a truck, then I decided to make the F1 racer instead.

Where did you make it?
I made it in the workshop in our barn. I was making the car for the Awana Grand Prix. I had lots of fun during the project!

What did you learn?
The hardest part about it for me was cutting out the back wing, I had to cut in some tight places. It got kinda tricky! I also learned how to use a chisel. I thought chiseling was fun! I used my new skill to chisel out the driver's seat.
Rob3111 year ago
That is nice! My only suggestion would be to move the weights up into the body by carving out a cavity for it. I used to melt fishing weights into drill holes, never used those fancy wafer weights.
thefuzzmaster (author)  Rob3111 year ago
oh ok! thanks!
Good work! Looks awesome!
thefuzzmaster (author) 1 year ago
Thanks!
wilgubeast1 year ago
Excellent photos. Good luck in your race!