What the hands learn the mind cannot forget.
Pat Hardage's
PineWoodDerbyWorkshop on the Bus
pwdwshop@gmail.com
214/789-0359 

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You really don’t want to miss the easiest way in the world 
to help your Cub with one of the funnest things he’s going to 
do in Cub Scouts, and, if he starts as a Tiger, he can build five 
of these things. Talk about good times rolling . . .

Yes; it takes time and tools and an Official kit. It takes room 
you can make a mess in. Sometimes it even takes a second kit. 
Then there are unexpected disasters . . . the dog gnaws the 
Official Kit into a slobbery, misshapen mass . . . or somebody 
(who will remain nameless) excitedly opens the kit . . . and you 
can only find three of the four axles . . . or the store is totally 
out of graphite . . . The only extras are decals, spare Official 
kits, and, if you prefer it, needle-nosed bottles of high-tech 
graphite. Everything else is part of the deal: patterns, tools, 
graphite, paint, sandpaper . . . everything. Even a Safety Brief, 
Eye Protection, Intro to Tools, and a Building Sequence chart.  

If you don’t happen to have a woodshop in the garage, or last 
year you accidentally over-sprayed red paint on the family car. 
If you’ve never worked with bench-mounted tools in your life (or since 9th grade) . . . this is the place for you. We have enough tools for an entire Den to come aboard with a kit and a nervous little grin - and sail out triumphantly three glorious hours later with a really cool sanded, painted, graphited, balanced, legally-weighted, ready-to-race car they built themselves . . . with “only a little” help from Mom or Dad.

And Mom or Dad has even had a good time as well, because they’ve had immediate access to everything they needed to help “The Kid” build that car like a Boss. In a single day. In only three hours. And it was a whole lot easier than last time. And no frustrations. “Uncle Pat” has been helping Cub Scout families build PineWoodDerby cars since his own Eagle built his first eighteen years ago in Dallas in our two-car garage woodshop. Retired from teaching high school and moved to Missouri, he bought a big-old over-the-road bus, all-new tools, and outfitted a complete shop in it so he could keep doing the PineWoodDerby. It’s too much fun to quit.

In 1952 “Uncle Pat” was only a nephew and a brand-new Bobcat before there even was the Pinewood Derby. I earned my Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, and Lion badges, even my Webelos patch. This was a while back. And I have never forgotten the wonderful times and the incredible friends I had then. 

Bringing “Big Sally” the Shop Bus to different towns is one way I can celebrate coming into Scouting a long, long time ago, y’all. My mother was a tiny little woman who’d fit under my chin (but I never had the nerve), and I think she’d appreciate my naming the bus for her.

The regular (at Big Sally's Place) reservation fee is $40.00 per car. EventBrite charges three and change to keep the schedule straight and process everything. 






























If you would like to have your organization host “Big Sally” the Shop Bus,  “Sally” needs a duplex power outlet within 100 feet or so and a lot of room to turn around. 



214/789-0359
pwdwshop@gmail.com
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Did you have as much fun at the MO-KAN CAMPOREE as I did Halloween weekend?
Mercy!  I had a great time meeting everybody . . . and their smaller people.  I "howdy-ed" and shook hands with a lot of people from around Neosho/Joplin, and I even met folks who'd driven in from El Dorado, Arkansas, and Parsons, Kansas.
Anyway . . . here's the availability schedule I promised to have.  Find a time slot that works for you and your herd/mob/pack/den/unit and have everybody sign up.

We're going to have a good time.
SouthWest Missouri
SouthEast Kansas
NorthWest Arkansas
NorthEast Oklahoma

And Everybody Else Who Wants to Build a
PineWood Derby Car Aboard
The Shop Bus
Monday, 7 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Tuesday, 8 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Wednesday, 9 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Thursday, 10 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Friday, 11 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

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Saturday, 12 December  
Reserve all four nine-slot sessions at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
or Bring your herd to Big Sally's Place in Neosho
08:00 - 11:00               11:30 - 2:30               3:00 - 6:00               6:30 - 9:30

Sunday, 13 December 
Reserve all four nine-slot sessions at your location - email me a pwdwshop@gmail.com
or Bring your herd to Big Sally's Place in Neosho
0800 - 11:00               11:30 - 2:30               3:00 - 6:00               6:30 - 9:30

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Monday, 14 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Tuesday, 15 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Wednesday, 16 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

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We're on the road to Fort Worth's
LONGHORN COUNCIL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING
Saturday, 19 November

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Tuesday, 22 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Wednesday, 23 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Thursday, 24 November
CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING DAY


Friday, 25 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

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Saturday, 26 November  
Reserve all four nine-slot sessions at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
or Bring your herd to Big Sally's Place in Neosho
08:00 - 11:00 11:30 - 2:30 3:00 - 6:00 6:30 - 9:30

Sunday, 27 November
Reserve all four nine-slot sessions at your location - email me a pwdwshop@gmail.com
or Bring your herd to Big Sally's Place in Neosho
0800 - 11:00 11:30 - 2:30 3:00 - 6:00 6:30 - 9:30

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Monday, 28 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Tuesday, 29 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Wednesday, 30 November
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

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Thursday, 1 December
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Friday, 2 December
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

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Saturday, 3 December
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Sunday, 4 December
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

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Monday, 5 December
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Tuesday, 6 December
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Wednesday, 7 December
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Thursday, 8 December
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

Friday, 9 December
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

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Saturday, 10 December  
Reserve all four nine-slot sessions at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
or Bring your herd to Big Sally's Place in Neosho
08:00 - 11:00 11:30 - 2:30 3:00 - 6:00 6:30 - 9:30

Sunday, 11 December 
Reserve all four nine-slot sessions at your location - email me a pwdwshop@gmail.com
or Bring your herd to Big Sally's Place in Neosho
0800 - 11:00 11:30 - 2:30 3:00 - 6:00 6:30 - 9:30

-o-o-o-o-o-

Monday, 12 December
Reserve this 9-slot session at your location - email me at pwdwshop@gmail.com
5:30 - 8:30

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We're on the road to build cars in the DFW Metroplex!