Friday, January 29, 2010

Pinewood Derby Tomorrow


Tomorrow morning is Luke's pinewood derby. This year, being a Webelos scout, he's worked on his car almost completely by himself. His design is a basic wedge, but he wanted it to look like someone was unwrapping a piece of bubblegum from a foil wrapper.

Because the wedge is so thin, adding weight to it was a real challenge--that is, until Luke thought of using his toy soldiers metal. Brilliant! We carved a channel using a chisel, and then poured the molten metal into the channel until the car registered 5.0 ounces! What's more, the metal fused into the wood, so it is really solid.

Luke and I have high hopes for this car!

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