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2012 Pinewood Derby

Last weekend was Theo’s Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. Last year he won a trophy for the “Most Realistic” car, so this year he decided he wanted a bit of a Steampunk look. After sketching it out on paper, he spent several days carving and sanding it out of the wood block. Then with his dad’s help, he covered the exterior with copper and silver tape. “Rivets” were added with a punch, and the dome was made from a plastic spoon.

Here is the result:

And the final result? Best Of Show!


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    Lizzy said...

    That looks AMAZINGGGGGG!!! YAY Theo!!!

    March 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Greg said...


    March 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm