This was the design we went with - now, off to the band saw to make our first cut.
This was the actual bandsaw used to cut my cars when I was a kid. The saw was pretty old back then, almost 30 years ago...I guess that's why we didn't use it this time... we used a basic Craftsman bandsaw, which isn't near as cool as the Shopmaster pictured above.
Aaron Job sanding the rough edges using a belt sander. Don't tell his mom about this...boy, one little slip would've rubbed his fingerprints right off! That belt had to be spinning at least 40 MPH! Ok, ok, maybe not quite 40...maybe..like... 1.
This photo, by the way, was taken as proof for the Pack 99 Pinewood Derby official judges that my son actually DID help build this car.
No, this isn't a Meth Lab. We're actually melting the lead (yes, the toxic kind) to weight the car to the official 5 ounces.
We'll see - in a later post.
As for the next post (Part 2 of Part 2)- PAINT. LOTS OF PAINT.