[Blabber] Pinewood Derby - Help Needed

Daniel Packer dp at danielpacker.org
Wed Feb 15 10:43:11 EST 2012


Not recommended? :)

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On Feb 15, 2012, at 8:45 AM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk> wrote:

> You could also cut it on the mill. It should be possible to move the workpiece by hand when it's just wood, right? (have another person be ready to turn the mill off at first sight of blood)
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> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 23:48, Jeff McCrum <mccrum at hotmail.com> wrote:
> How many kids is definitely the driving question.  That said, my jigsaw is currently there in the space.  I'll see if I can find some blades to bring in, I should have some extras around the house.
> 
> Personally I think you'd want a bandsaw for the evening, but I understand you can't have it all.  Mostly because the blocks are a little small to do good jigsawing with since you need to hold the block steady and move the saw.  It would be much easier to do it the other way around.
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> Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:21:23 -0800
> From: guan at yang.dk
> To: sambrown at byu.net; blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org
> Subject: Re: [Blabber] Pinewood Derby - Help Needed
> 
> 
> How many kids? Even aside from the liability issues, it is a small space and I'm not sure it would be a good idea to have 10 yos running around while power tools are being operated. Maybe the jigsawing could be confined to the milling room or the back room.
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> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 22:55, Sam Brown <rotabush at gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> 
> My wife is the Cub Master for Cub Scout Troop 525 here in Manhattan.  She has asked me to find out if anyone is willing to bring a jigsaw (or other appropriate electric woodcutting tool) to the space to help some cubs with their pinewood derby cars.  The cubs will draw the overall shape they want for their cars on the wood blocks, but need help with the major cuts.
> 
> The cubs will not be doing any of the cutting and their parents will be in attendance.
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> 
> 1. Is this kosher/doable?  Any concerns with having some rowdy 10 year-olds in the space?
> 
> 2. Does anyone have a jigsaw to lend for an evening?  We would be happy to buy a new blade for the saw.
> 
> 3. Any ideas on better places/methods to get their wood blocks cut?
> 
> We were thinking of doing it the night of Friday Mar 2, 2012 (although that date is flexible). 
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> Thanks,
> 
> --
> Sam Brown
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