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Pinewood Racer

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Our Price: $5.70

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Our block of wood is made from Basswood. This wood is used for wood carving and is the perfect choice for Pinewood Derby® Cars. It is easy to saw, file, carve and sand. The subtle grain pattern of the wood allows paint to go on evenly.

The half-round cut out on the bottom of the Pinewood Derby® block hold the dowels that act as the axles. These axle cut-outs are always parallel to each other. Each axle is a 2” long dowel that has a hole in each end for the screws. These dowels are specially made for the S&W Crafts Pinewood Racer.

S&W Crafts has always used high-quality screws to hold on the wheels. The screws have no knicks or burrs on the shanks and there is nothing to file off under the heads of the screws. The screws have a zinc-chromate plating and require very little polishing. They allow a Pinewood Derby Car to be "fine tuned" for racing.

The wheels of our Pinewood Racer are made of high-impact plastic and are virtually unbreakable. The hole in the center of the wheel where the screw is inserted is very smooth.

The combination of soft wood blocks, tunable axles and virtually unbreakable wheels make for the best Pinewood Derby Car on the market!

For most children, a Pinewood Derby® Car is the first time they have done any woodworking at all. For most adults helping a child (read that last part twice!), making a Pinewood Derby® Car is the first time since 7th grade that the adult has done any woodworking.

Having quality wood and strong tunable axle assembles makes the Derby more enjoyable for the child and the adult helping the child.

Our cars are the official Ranger Derby cars. Cub Scouts, Awana’s, (Y Guides, Adventure Guides), many County Parks and Recreation departments, corporate Pinewood Derby and various youth organizations across the country and the world use our cars.

Note: We no longer cut a dado into the top of the block. An updated picture is being processed.
Note #2: We include one instruction sheet for each 10 Racers. If you need more, let us know.

/!\ WARNING-CHOKING HAZARD! Not for children under 3 years old.

If your order includes more than 200 Pinewood Racers, in any combination, please contact us at 626.793.2443 or [email protected]. You may save money on shipping.
Racer wood block is made from Basswood Wood dowel and tunable screws make up the axle assembly Virtually unbreakable wheels are durable with a smooth center hole
Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2
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  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Science project. November 2, 2016
Reviewer: Ms. O from Los Angeles  
Every year our 8th graders build a Derby to compete in December. It is a great way to tie in forces, motion, and engineering practices. Our science department is proud to order the kits from S & W Crafts. Quality, price and speedy delivery.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 WE USE S&W CARS EVERY YEAR!!! January 6, 2011
Reviewer: Chris Knipp from Children's Pastor Westmore Church of God Cleveland  
We use the S&W cars every year for our annual Pinewood Derby Race. Every year they send me a reminder to order cars and we do. Great turnaround on our order helps keep our event on schedule!

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