Pinewood Derby-Style Race Cars provides tips, projects, patterns, and step-by-step instructions, plus more resources available free online
Building a Pinewood Derby® or Awana® race car is meant to be a fun and educational character-building rite of childhood. But for inexperienced participants who lack woodworking skills, it can all too often become a frustrating, disappointing debacle. This year, parents and children can avoid that annoyance by picking up a copy of Pinewood Derby-Style Race Cars, a new comprehensive guide to building prize-winning wooden cars.
This special issue of Woodcarving Illustrated magazine is packed with expert tips and easy-to-follow instructions for creating a vehicle that will rocket down the track. Learn how to design a fast car, place the weights for optimal speed, and adjust the wheels for perfect performance. This newly updated edition offers a dozen patterns for cool cars, including speed designs and specialty models. Step-by-step instructions are provided for personalizing any car, plus simple explanations of the car's physics so you and your child will understand why you're doing what you're doing. The all-in-one guide will answer your questions, inspire your child's dreams, and help you to enjoy a great race experience together.
Pinewood Derby-Style Race Cars will be available on newsstands now through March 31, 2014. Readers can also order the publication directly from the publisher, for $9.99 plus shipping & handling, by visiting http://www.foxchapelpublishing.com/pine ... -2013-2014 or by calling 1-800-457-9112.
MORE PINEWOOD DERBY RESOURCES AVAILABLE FREE ONLINE:
Fox Chapel Publishing, the publisher of Pinewood Derby-Style Race Cars, is also offering free PDF downloads with several additional Pinewood Derby car-building resources:
- Construct a test track to race and tweak your car before the race. Free instructions on how to build your own Pinewood Derby racetrack can be downloaded at: http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/f ... track.html
Clever patterns for two Pinewood Derby racers—a '31 Ford Hot Rod and an off-road Racing Jeep—are available as free PDF downloads at http://www.scrollsawer.com/techniques/b ... racer.html and http://www.scrollsawer.com/techniques/o ... -jeep.html
Free decal patterns (to transfer onto decal paper) can help turn your car into an iconic “Dukes of Hazzard” Dodge Charger, or a classic VW Bug racer. PDF decal downloads are available at: http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/f ... y-car.html and http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/p ... y-car.html