Our block of wood is made from Basswood. This wood is used for wood carving and is the perfect choice for Pinewood DerbyÂ® 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 DerbyÂ® block hold the dowels that act as the axles. These axle cut-outs are always parallel to each other. Each axle is a 2â€ 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 DerbyÂ® 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 DerbyÂ® Car is the first time since 7th grade that the adult has done any woodworking.
Having quality wood and strong tunable axle assembles makes
Our cars are the official Ranger Derby cars. Cub
Scouts, Awanaâ€™s, (Y Guides, Adventure Guides), many
Note: We no longer cut a dado into the top of the block. An updated picture is being processed.