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by Speedster
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wedge Angle
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Wedge Angle

I Love the Wedge car. I was playing with tungsten cylinders and a wedge block yesterday. Without doing anything to the wedge I find it difficult to get the COG down to 3/4" in front of the rear axle slot. 3/4" just happens to be my favorite. I realize things can be done to add more weight behind the...
by Speedster
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car

Thank you. You are correct. It is a Coping Saw. It says so right on the package. I knew my short term memory was gone but I actually believed I could read correctly. I listed it in "Senior Moment". Now, where the Heck did I put my glasses.
Stay Safe.
by Speedster
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car

Whoda, speaking of scroll saws.
Hobby Lobby has a Racer Tool Set. It has 1 scroll saw, 5 blades, 1 wood rasp for $13.99. It was displayed with the other Derby things.
Don't forget the 40% OFF one item.
by Speedster
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wedge Angle
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Wedge Angle

If you are choosing the Wedge for speed then science will give you the answer. A very slim basic wedge gets rid of a lot of wood ( weight ) and that's what you need to do. Let's choose 2 weight designs, 3/8" tungsten cylinders and 1/4" tungsten cubes or blocks. For cylinders you will drill two 25"/6...
by Speedster
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Scouting Wire
Replies: 0
Views: 406

Scouting Wire

The January 6 email I got from "Scouting Wire" has an article about the Pinewood Derby and how to have Derby races, etc.
You can sign up for their Newsletter. I've always enjoyed it and maybe you will too.
by Speedster
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Pro Body Tool 3.0
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Pro Body Tool 3.0

OK, Gentlemen, just one last comment if I may. Doesn't the price of those tools try to tell you something?
by Speedster
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Pro Body Tool 3.0
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Pro Body Tool 3.0

I'm curious who is recommending a 3 degree cant and why. Is there any science to back this up?

We bend the dominant front nail to steer the car. Why not do the same thing for the rears? I know I'm Off Topic but I am curious.
by Speedster
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Condolences to Stan
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: Condolences to Stan

Thank you, Randy.

My wife and I enjoyed a dinner and visit with Stan and Barbara a few years back. It was a most Wonderful time. We will never forget their kindness.
by Speedster
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2021 West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: 2021 West Coast Grand Prix

I hope things settle down a lot in your beautiful state before May 1st and you're able to make this happen. A lot of good things can happen in a few months and I hope they are all in your favor.
I wish you the very Best.
by Speedster
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Homemade Concentricity Gauge
Replies: 37
Views: 29350

Re: Homemade Concentricity Gauge

Very recently I set out to build a run out gauge hopefully as simple as one could be built. I used Knothed's fancy gauge for the sample. Here's what I did. One BSA Block - Yes, I could have cut a block, cut a slot, but I wanted it simple. I did nothing to the block. Screwed a 3/32" drill bit onto th...
by Speedster
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car

I'm a firm believer in Troy Thorne's workbook, "Build a Winning pinewood Derby Car". I always have them available at our workshops. Fox Chapel Publishing has a 25% Off their entire site. Promo Code: Cyber 25. FREE shipping on Domestic Orders of $20.00 or more. Example: My order of 10 reads $99.90, S...
by Speedster
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Replies: 3
Views: 471

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

May you all enjoy a wonderful day today.

Yes, I'm going to eat too much.
by Speedster
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Other
Topic: WEB CAM
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Re: WEB CAM

Hello Donald, Welcome to Derbytalk.

You might try posting this under ELECTRONICS. Also, the Search function might bring you into contact with the Wizards that are familiar with what you are asking.
Best Wishes.
by Speedster
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Veterans Day
Replies: 0
Views: 726

Veterans Day

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
by Speedster
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Car build jigs and supplies for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: Car build jigs and supplies for sale

ggdog, to get someone's email, go to the very left and the last thing under their name it will say "contact". Click on that and there will be a picture of an envelope. Click on the envelope and their email will com up. I believe you can post your phone number if you choose. If you detail the tungste...