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by Zebracar
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: People's choice voting
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Re: People's choice voting

Thanks for your reply. We have judges for several categories. However, one of the categories we like to include, is the kids vote on best design. Each scout is given a ticket at sign in, and it gives them each one vote to place in the cup of their favorite car. Need to come up with a practical way t...
by Zebracar
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: People's choice voting
Replies: 2
Views: 906

People's choice voting

In years past, we have placed solo cups in front of each car so that all of the scouts can drop their one issued ticket into so as to vote for their favorite car. Recently, as in this years pinewood derby, I built a rack for staging all of the cars in a smaller area. As a result, it's complicated th...
by Zebracar
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Decided to build me a rack for staging our cars.
Replies: 13
Views: 3630

Re: Decided to build me a rack for staging our cars.

And now she's got two races under her belt. This time she had a fresh coat of paint and an upgraded stop pin at the front of each car position. Image
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by Zebracar
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Big Rig track
Replies: 8
Views: 1458

Re: Mid America Big Rig track

Not sure how it translates to a pinewood derby car, but be mindful of the physics behind an over weighted trailer pushing your truck. Also the weight distribution on the trailer. If the trailer is tail heavy it will likely weave much like a trailer in a full scale truck. Like you've mentioned previo...
by Zebracar
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Decided to build me a rack for staging our cars.
Replies: 13
Views: 3630

Re: Decided to build me a rack for staging our cars.

This was my fix to make sure none of my cars slipped off the rack. A few cars had the bottom of the front nose rounded up. As a result a few cars tried to slip off and had to be put on the rack backwards. The 1/4" dowel rod, sticking up 3/4" tall, should keep any cars from slipping off. We will see ...
by Zebracar
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: So, what does your username mean?
Replies: 76
Views: 48789

Re: So, what does your username mean?

Perry24, what state? I live in AR and also live in perry county. Lol. I chose zebra car after the name of my first pine wood derby creation from last year. It was made from a block of African zebra wood.

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by Zebracar
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: When your wife is a Harry Potter nerd...
Replies: 0
Views: 799

When your wife is a Harry Potter nerd...

My wife asked me to build her a desk. She's a total Harry Potter nerd, so I thought I'd have some fun with it. We already had the 3D puzzle with no place to put it, so I decided to build it into her desk. The following is what I ended up with. When I'm finished, there will be glass over the shadow b...
by Zebracar
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 16
Views: 3653

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Nice work, whodathunkit. I actually bought material and was gonna try and make a soft top for mine. Ended up spending entirely too much time on it as it was, and decided to scrap the idea. I did cover my trailer with a peice of cardboard and paint it to look like it had a tarp over it. The trailer o...
by Zebracar
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Here's the car from which I came up with my screen name.
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: Here's the car from which I came up with my screen name.

whodathunkit wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:02 pm
Got to love the wood grain .. on that African Zebra wood!

Nice looking work of art there Zebracar.


Thanks.
by Zebracar
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Here's the car from which I came up with my screen name.
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: Here's the car from which I came up with my screen name.

Thanks. It was my first build. I thought I'd try and wow the boys with my finish. I used some African zebra wood on a project years ago, so I picked up a bird foot from a cabinet shop near my house. I ripped the board at a 45 degree angle to the grain, and biscuit joined two boards together for the ...
by Zebracar
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Army Jeep with functional trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 1078

Re: Army Jeep with functional trailer

http://pinewoodworld.com/wp-content/the ... tterns.pdf

This is a link to the pdf file I used to cut out the peices for my Jeep if anyone is interested.
by Zebracar
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 16
Views: 3653

Re: Jeep with trailer build

http://pinewoodworld.com/wp-content/the ... tterns.pdf


I couldn't have done it without the tools, time, and this pdf file. I did spend a lot of time on the details. It's fun o show off for the boys.
by Zebracar
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Forum Registration - Location
Replies: 4
Views: 4667

Re: Forum Registration - Location

When I registered, it asked for city and region or something of the like. I had to assume it wanted my state.
by Zebracar
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 16
Views: 3653

Re: Jeep with trailer build

I found a cut sheet on line. I printed it off and sized it to scale with a copy machine. Then it was just a lot of scrollsaw work and glueing peices together. I free handed the fuel can on the back bumper and I free handed the trailer just from my head. I also cut the tire off of one of my wheels an...
by Zebracar
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 16
Views: 3653

Re: Jeep with trailer build

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