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Does anyone know whre there our some free patterns / templates ?


I am doing another workshop this year and wanted to print some off and put on the table for the kids to pick from.

I did find these -

http://home.simplyweb.net/bosworth/template.htm

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Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:33 pm
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Those are the ones that I put in my workshop binder for kids to browse through. I don't know of another good collection.

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Here's a cool Jeep template and instructions.

http://www.scrollsawer.com/pdfdownloads/pinewood-derby-jeep.pdf

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Here are the designs from the BSA website, using the Pinewood Derby Car Designer, these are prints of the 15 designs:

(design-01)
(design-02)
(design-03)
(design-04)
(design-05)
(design-06)
(design-07)
(design-08)
(design-09)
(design-10)
(design-11)
(design-12)
(design-13)
(design-14)
(design-15)

There is a problem with printing the designs. In Acrobat Reader under print if you tell it in the page scaling box, “fit to printer margins” it prints slightly too small. If you set scaling to “None”, it prints slightly too large (on my printer).


Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:50 am
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ah8tk wrote:
Here are the designs from the BSA website, using the Pinewood Derby Car Designer, these are prints of the 15 designs:

I forgot about that little web app.

A couple of those designs would have to be modified or run backwards by our rules, since they would extend past the start pin.

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Thank you for posting those designs.

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HOWDY HOWDY HOWDY!!!! are we ready for the Centennial PWD Season? I have to say .. er .. YES!!


Here is the link I used to find great blueprints for my GT 40 that I built last year--- every imaginable car is in this site, with schematics perfectly suited to Derby Car Construction addicts such as those on this board.

Enjoy!!

http://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints/cars/

for those wishing to cannibalize or otherwise use any section of our Derby Rules / Event Guide - feel free!!

http://2010derby.futureeagles.com

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These are on Randy's site and they ROCK!! Much better than paper and you can use them year to year.

http://grandprix-software-central.com/d ... p?cPath=26


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The blueprints.com site is amazing and should give you some great ideas for cars.

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Sporty here is another good site that has some good patterns http://boysdad.com/archives/409

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goldrush wrote:
Another site I found about 2 am one night


Seems they did not read that booklet very well.

Quote:
The purchaser of this booklet may make one or more
copies of the enclosed templates for their personal use only.

Quote:
© 2005 T. Dean White Creative All rights reserved. No photocopies, duplications or other reproductions may be
made, distributed or re-sold, unless otherwise stated, without specific written permission of the author.

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I have over 120 that are available for download over in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=6218

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ah8tk wrote:
Here are the designs from the BSA website, using the Pinewood Derby Car Designer, these are prints of the 15 designs:


I tried one of these designs last year with a visiting grandson... didn't like it. Sharp angles, tall designs, no room for weight in the back-end etc...

Some look cool, but you have to do a lot of hollowing out because most of the designs are not optimized for speed.

Possibly worth sharing for the ideas...

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Update:
Used the other patterns posted, made templates with cardboard backing.
Put them in two big binders: SIDE and TOP.
They're a big hit.
I also keep some of my older 'demonstration' cars around for examples.
And, whenever they allow I keep the cut off portion of other cars. Good for ideas, and great for practice on drilling, painting etc...

Thanks for all the good build ideas.

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