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If using the slots and you don't have a drill press or drilling jig, you can use a pin vise to drill for the axles. Like this or this.
Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.
For a little loser fit use a # 42 Drill bit at .0935
3/32 drill bit is = to .09375
The axle slots are cut deeper in the Awana kits then that to the BSA kits.
It is to my understanding that the derby worx axle guide will only set the wheel gaps. and will not assist you in the axle installation.
As seen here: http://www.maximum-velocity.com/specialtytoolapp.htm
So Stephen if you have a flat razor blade, and some small screws, and a piece of wood.
Maybe you can make something like this for your own axle guide tool for axle installation.
( Note how the razor blade has a crimp line and that it lines up to the wood block.. and that the wood is taller then the blade is so you wont cut your self!)
Next Photo is not the best:
Maybe you can see the depth of the razor blade in the slot.. and the gap from the blade to the top of the slot for setting the axle to the top of the slot.
if the axle is pushed into the slot.
The idea of using a dowel rod to push the axle in is a good one!
And the Awana axles are blunt on the tip as well.
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