It was in 1978-79 that I had to make a pinewood derby car for the first time.
Now, 33 years later, I had to make another pinewood derby car, this time for one of my children. Here is how I made it.
I used sandpaper to give the curve. I had a severe cramp in the arm afterward.
I used manicure paints!
Masking tape helps.
Making space for placing lead weight.
The black ink got smeared when I was applying the topcoat.
So I had to repaint the whole window area with thick black.
A custom-made box to keep the car.
The background images are from a magazine.
Overall, attaching the wheels was the trickiest part, and perhaps the most critical element for a successful race. My car had difficulty going straight and I still do not have a good idea of how the wheels should be attached and aligned. The car failed miserably in the race; it couldn’t even get to the finish line.