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Rob Sumowski
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posted 02-25-2013 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Sumowski   Click Here to Email Rob Sumowski     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My son Finn's Pinewood Derby car won Best in Show this past weekend. We carved Freedom 7 from a block of wood. He's hopelessly hooked on space.

garymilgrom
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posted 02-25-2013 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a beautiful job by your son Rob. Congratulations.

Here's an orbiter derby car made by the people where I work. We just glued the NASA paper-airplane kit to the wooden block, no carving of the shape as you did so nicely.

And no thermal tiles necessary at the speeds we reached!

Pinewood Shuttle

MarylandSpace
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posted 02-25-2013 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome car! I can remember trying to carve the block of wood for Pinewood Derby with a pocket knife... was about 1959 or so when I was in the Cub Scouts.

Gilbert
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posted 02-25-2013 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob, that derby car is spectacular and deserves the trophy. By the way, it's nice to see you posting again.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 02-25-2013 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Look's great!!!!

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 02-26-2013 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder where Finn gets his affinity for space??? Congratulations Rob for raising that kid right. Nice to see you re-surface.

Rob Sumowski
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posted 02-27-2013 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Sumowski   Click Here to Email Rob Sumowski     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. Good to reconnect here on cS. It's been a couple of years.

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