gpraceman wrote:I wish I was able to find different tools and have one tool show for the lowest rank, then add a different tool for the next highest rank, and so on. But all I found, besides the DeWalt drill, were hammers (maybe), wrenches (not really applicable), screwdrivers (maybe), and an airbush (that would be good).
A saw (or saw blade), sander, square, or ruler would have helped round things out. If anyone knows of a free source for such icons, let me know. Though, I do have a program that can create icons, if I have a good image to work from.
I like this idea. So, what tools would work...
Some of the tools we provide at our workshops include drill presses, band saws (adults only), sandpaper, sanding blocks, sanding sticks (1" strips of 1x8 boards with sandpaper glued to them), rotary tools (Dremel and other brands), molten lead (adults only), paint booths (cardboard boxes), spray paint, spray handles (for the spray paint cans; great for little hands), turntables (in the paint booths), hand drills and polishing material for axles, and lubricants. Some of these could be adapted as icons. Some of the supplies/tools at the derby vendors might be adapted too. How about...
A coping saw. They're kid-friendly. That might make a better icon than a scrollsaw.
A sanding block with sandpaper on it?
A rotary tool, or a bit for a rotary tool?
An airbrush or a can of spray paint. The can of spray paint could have a spray handle on it.
Graphite or other lubricant? Although I'm not sure how to do this while making it obvious what it is, and without promoting a specific brand. Maybe you could use a Tube-o-lube style tube, with "GRAPHITE" written on it.
A wheel mandrel with a wheel in it?
A tungsten cylinder or cube? Although the typical segmented weights might be more recognizable.
I suppose you could also include a derby car staged at the start, and a derby car crossing a checkered finish line.
Maybe you could show a sequence of building a car: first the kit (block, wheels, axles), then a block cut to shape, then a painted block, and so on...
I don't really like the helmets or drivers, since they aren't really relevant to derby races.
Here are some images I found on the web. I have no idea what their licensing restrictions are:
http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbvi ... on-set.jpg
https://www.restockit.com/images/Produc ... 15-106.jpg
http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/pict/3302 ... 8080_5.jpg
http://home.simplyweb.net/bosworth/pict ... andrel.jpg