Friday, January 25, 2013

Secret Weapons & A Block of Pine

Tomorrow is our Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby. Row and I, with a little help from Granddad, crafted this beauty.

We took it to the post office and put it on the scales. A little over 5 ounces , but we can make some modifications at the weigh in.

Real metal duct tape on the bottom for a few grams

Rear View

I'll just happen to have a Phillips screwdriver in my back pocket to lighten the car to the legal limit (141.7 g) and a little Graphite Powder in the front pocket to help reduce friction at the wheels.

After Row heads to bed, I'll do some touching up on the paint and maybe add something Star Wars related.

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Print logo and add tape.
Thanks TinCan Assassin!!!


  1. It's begging for a Batman logo. Just saying.

  2. Oh man that takes me back! I always wound up glueing pennies into mine for weights. Glad to see kids in scouts!

    1. Scouting is the only thing I want to push on the boys.

    2. I *barely* made Eagle, getting my paperwork finalized with only a day or so to spare. My kid brother did a lot better- he was 16 at his Eagle ceremony. My son is 13 weeks old, and I'm already champing at the bit to get him started :-)

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    1. Thanks, I'll be adding a new post this afternoon about the outcome.