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Pinewood Derby Expectations

Posted on | February 9, 2008 | Comments Off

Last year was Curtis’ first year doing the pinewood derby. We spent a few hours making a pretty cool car. We got the design idea from this website. Of course it didn’t turn out exactly like the plan, but you would probably expect that. You can see in the video below that we really did have a lot of fun. And Curtis came in 2nd place. Not bad for our first time.

In this video, Curtis’ car is the red, white, and blue striped car.

Well, this year we were just given the kits for the 2008 pinewood derby contest. So even though I thought I knew the competition from last year, we don’t live in the same town or even state that we did in 2007, so I’m having some apprehension in improving from last year. Remember, I’m not a master wood worker by any stretch of the imagination, and the fact that we did so well last year was probably just dumb luck if anything else.

So if any of you have any tips you want to share with me, I’d be greatful.

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