Plans to build a pinewood derby 4 lane track,boy scouts
If you're looking for a quick and dirty weekend project this isn't it! On the other hand, if you want a track that'll be around for many years giving kids (and adults too) great memories then read on.
Three of these tracks have been constructed and have been in service for 6 years. They are used a fund raiser for a Boy Scout Troop and also help raise money council-level Pinewood Derby events. They are rented 5 months a year and stay out in use most of that time. They see an extreme amount of use. Far more than a single group would ever subject it to. Spray paint and minor repairs are the only care they've required.
- The track design is an evolution of years of experimentation, observation and study of many other tracks
- The hard laminate (Formica) surface helps equal the lane characteristics and makes cleanup easy
- The release mechanism is effective and fair
- Setup and tear-down is quick and requires no tools.
- Legs are built-in to the track sections, minimizing the number of pieces to carry and store
While none of the tasks in the building of this track are difficult there is an assumption of basic wood shop skills. You'll be cutting plywood, boring holes, setting hardware and gluing laminate. It is recommended that you get help for at least some of these tasks for safety's sake. Besides easing the chores and making the work go faster the company can be a good thing
Gather The Parts. The bill of materials (BOM) lists of the items you'll need to build the track. They include the lumber, hardware, glue and paint. The BOM also lists the prices of the parts for estimating the expenditures you'll make for each item. These prices will vary depending on your sources. Donations of parts or money for construction can save you considerable out-of-pocket expenses.we build ours for about 560.00 dollors,sounds high but you will have a super track