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Old 06-12-2011, 03:57 PM   #16
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OhKaaaaaayyyyy.....

ummmm, I hate to bring this up, but isn't the KID supposed to be making this?

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lol

Yeah .... we're "bonding" and doing this project togeather! You know how that teamwork goes, I do the work and she gets the award.... Teamwork! LOL

Seriously though, she'll do some sanding and painting.. after she's finished shopping w/mom for more clothes she don't need...
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Sticking some wheels on a block of wood is now called a 'derby'? That's embarrassing to the memory of our old soapbox derbies.
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Sticking some wheels on a block of wood is now called a 'derby'? That's embarrassing to the memory of our old soapbox derbies.
Were talking 1st and 2nd graders here Willie.

They might just be a little bit young to be greasing up the bearings and shooting them down the hill.
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I'll try the table saw on the second pass and see what happens.
That started out ok, then there was some chipping.

If I make the bristles bigger, maybe.... if not I'll try the dowels but I forgot to mention that there is a weight limit to the car. It can't be over 5 oz.
I have no idea how much it weighs now, so that's another reason why I didn't want to add (weight) to it, if I didn't have to.
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Were talking 1st and 2nd graders here Willie.
They might just be a little bit young to be greasing up the bearings and shooting them down the hill.

Second grade! Maybe if they make booster seats for soap box derbies.....
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I forgot to mention that there is a weight limit to the car. It can't be over 5 oz.
You better get the weight right.

Failing the pre-race inspection and being disqualified could be devastating and have long lasting effects on a little girl.
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Failing the pre-race inspection and being disqualified could be devastating and have long lasting effects on a little girl.
Sounds like you've been through it before.
You're right, there is a pre-race inspection. They give you some time to "adjust" your car if you need to, so adding some weight is much easier than removing some because any added weight can't be loose (has to be drilled in or glued, etc...).

I liked your toothpick idea.... but I don't know if toothpicks will be to fragile for her. She'll be showing her friends her "brush" car and it will come back as a "comb" car! ... lol
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She'll be showing her friends her "brush" car and it will come back as a "comb" car! ... lol
Thank you.




.......I needed that chuckle. Po)

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.......I needed that chuckle. Po)
This site is Great! I may not be getting to far with my (our) brush car idea... but you guys are making it fun!

I'm determined to do this... so I'll try some of the other suggestions here, but feel free to offer any other ideas too!
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This site is Great! I may not be getting too far with my (our) brush car idea... but you guys are making it fun!
Yup! That's why they pay us the big bucks here!

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Here's a rough (Very Rough) version using toothpicks. Does it look like a brush car or a porcupine with wheels?

The 'body' kind of looks like a shoe to me.....
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Looks 'brushy' to me! Good job!

....needs more bristles though.....

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If you make a final version from scratch, I'd mark and measure where the bristles go in.
Neat and measured rows will make it look more like a brush.

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