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by mclewis_13
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 13644

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

Whoda- Holy Smokes the paint job on that! Amazing. This isn’t going to be a full size rig so I want to use Balsa to maximize the amount of COG weights from tungsten. This will be on a standard pinewood/Grand Prix wheelbase. I am able to relocate axles but the max dimensions iirc is 7” long x 3” tall...
by mclewis_13
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 13644

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

When I've built cars like that, I've avoided all that carving by building a balsa or basswood box. Where the corners are rounded, I first reinforce the corners with solid square or triangular pieces, and then sand the corner to round it off. That seems like more work? I’m pretty ignorant when it co...
by mclewis_13
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 13644

Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

https://i.imgur.com/C56iJZyr.jpg This is my inspiration for my second AWANA Grand Prix I’ve ever built. Plan is to take the given block from the kit and slice it down to 3/8”. That will be the base of it. I plan on hollowing it out with 3-4 cross members for rigidity and pockets for the tungsten we...
by mclewis_13
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Podcast
Replies: 9
Views: 5933

Re: Pinewood Derby Podcast

I devoured this entire podcast today. Rated it 5 stars and subscribed. Awesome job man. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait for more. My prayers are with you.
by mclewis_13
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pit Road - Car Parking
Replies: 10
Views: 5275

Re: Pit Road - Car Parking

Speedster wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:16 pm
We have 100 wood blocks measuring 3/4"x1 1/2"x6".

I’m guessing this just high end centers the cars? What piece of lumber did you choose for this? I am thinking a 2x6 with 3/4” rips would work?
by mclewis_13
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pit Road - Car Parking
Replies: 10
Views: 5275

Pit Road - Car Parking

Ok, so I’ve used the search feature and found plenty of articles and posts, but all photos are gone and all links and dead or 404. What I am looking for is either a commercial version of or a how-to for parking the kids cars on pit row where they stay put and don’t hit the deck. Thanks for all y’all...
by mclewis_13
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Microwizard Crate Build
Replies: 6
Views: 5028

Microwizard Crate Build

Just finished putting together the crate as designed for the 4 lane microwizard track. Boys were eager to help and I guess I needed to have my patience stretched. Next we get to put together the track for the first time. https://imgur.com/jWNOPGn https://imgur.com/uF33lrU https://imgur.com/wq7iMYn h...
by mclewis_13
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Simplified Bandsaw Jig
Replies: 5
Views: 9263

Re: Simplified Bandsaw Jig

Love this. I am not a wood worker but it looks like something I could actually make. Plans appreciated.
by mclewis_13
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Wanted - Workshop Tools and Race Supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 3726

Re: Wanted - Workshop Tools and Race Supplies

Thanks for the links and info. I was hoping to maybe catch someone on their way out of the pinewood game as well. So it’s more clear, I am buying not asking for donations. :D
by mclewis_13
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Wanted - Workshop Tools and Race Supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 3726

Wanted - Workshop Tools and Race Supplies

Good Evening everyone! I am starting to collect supplies for my AWANA Grand Prix I will be running in March. I am collecting for my personal use and for club use as well. I am looking for used. Looking for the following items . Axle and wheel treatment tools Tungsten Weights Axle Bender Graphite App...
by mclewis_13
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Commercial Track Purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 3957

Commercial Track Purchase

Good Afternoon, I am new to the forum, HOWDY! I am a commander at a smaller AWANA club and we had our first grand prix last year on a borrowed track that I think was older than I am. It worked flawlessly, but this year I want to get a track of our very own. I want to purchase a new track and timing ...