Uncle Pat Hardage's
214/789-0359 (PLEASE DO NOT TEXT)
We have the bench-mounted tools you and your Builder need to move from the kit to the track in a single hassle-free session . . . (Instruction on tool use is always free.)
Nine bandsaws Nine disk-belt sanders
Three drill presses Two electronic scales
The state-of-the-art cardboard box paint booth
Four Dozen templates to trace.
"What the hands learn, the mind cannot forget."
Does your Pack have "OUTLAW"
races for Dads ("Hey, I built this one, not
Bubba!) and sibs. If your Pack/Den
builds at least seven "wildcat" cars
PineWoodDerbyWorkshop will provide
"unique" 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place trophies.
PINEWOODDERBYWORKSHOP HAS MOVED. We were in the same space for eighteen years, then I retired from teaching High School. We sold the house and moved to a (very) small apartment without a garage. I am setting the PineWoodDerbyWorkshop up in a big ole school bus. This lets several really cool things happen.
First: I get to use my Architecture Degree to design "the ultimate woodshop." I have sat down and arranged the tools in each workstation in the most efficient layout . . . everything is grouped together.
Second: There is nothing in this workshop that is not PineWoodDerbyWorkshop-related. I'm not storing a myriad of other projects and tools there. Those are now being maintained at WindWalkerCamp's Missouri campsite. (More later.)
Third: I am buying more machines. Everyone gets to start at the same time. "Nine Workstations--No Waiting!" Nine bandsaws! Nine Disk- Belt Sanders! Three Drill Presses. Three Paint-stations. (I'm not sure what that's going to do with our "state-of-the-art paint booth, though.)
Fourth: Lots of (LED) workstation light. Powered, as are the tools, by our onboard generator. Lots of power.
Fifth: (Maybe the most powerful) The PineWoodDerbyWorkshop is portable. It can come to your Den or Pack meeting place. You don't have to drive to Carrollton in the middle of the week on a school night; we can "set up shop" in your neighborhood.
The 2014-2015 Calendar is available here as well as on the CALENDAR button above.
* Because I need to fund the bus, and the rebuilt workshop and fuel and living space while the bus/workshop is back in Texas, each session will need to be fully funded before your reserved slot can be guaranteed, I will be assigning PayPal stock numbers to each 3-hour session. You will need to reserve the entire session to have the workshop available to your Den or Pack. Each three-hour session will cost $378 whether one car or nine cars are built that session. Everybody needs to sign up and show up. Re-skeds will be extremely tricky, if not downright impossible.
*Saturdays and Sundays and Holidays are great opportunities for your entire Pack to build their cars! (4 Sessions X 9 Cars = 36 Kids Can Build Their Cars). Seventy-two cars on both days. You're going to have to work it out with the Pastor for Sunday Morning Sessions . . . For larger Packs long weekends might be a consideration.
As of Sunday, 10 August 2014.
The calendar show regular school-day session times of 5:30-8:30.
If your office wants to have their own PineWoodDerby as a Team Building event, the PineWoodDerby Workshop bus can set up in your parking lot for a special "For Grown-Ups Only" session.
I retired from teaching High School (Engineering/Architecture/Robotics/AP English) in June, and I am available during the day now. And, with the shop on a set of wheels, I can toll it to your location.
The shop is available for Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, AWANA, Royal Rangers, YMCA Tribes . . . any group who wants to share the fun of turning a block of wood into a seriously fun racing machine.
Watch the website for additional special races . . .
KnotHole Cars . . . . . . . . . . the car has to be at least 50% Knothole!
Exotic Wood Cars . . . . . . . the car has to be specific woods such as Cocobolo or Jacaranda or Ebony . . . no paint; just varnish or polyurethane finishes.
Assembled Cars . . . . . . . . . the car has to be built of at lease five identifiable pieces of wood, each piece being a structural part of the car.
Cars of a Specific Type . . . . Indianapolis, Formula V, Trucks.
The opportunities for pine car racing are absolutely limitless!
Right now my wife and I are building out the Director's Cabin on our 43-acres of Missouri Ozark forest. At the end of summer (September) I will start building out the retired school bus as the only PineWoodDerbyWorkshop on wheels in the world. Stay tuned for photos starting then.
NINE COMPLETE WORKSTATIONS . . .
NO WAITING FOR A MACHINE.
EVERY TOOL YOU NEED IS RIGHT THERE!