What the heck does five ounces of carved pine look like? I don't have a postal scale handy, despite my job.
Besides, we are a little behind on this project. We still need to seal the wood (which will affect the weight), paint it (which will affect the weight) and mount the wheels (which will, yup, you guessed it, affect the weight!)!
All this after I finish shaping the car body, which I am not quite done with.
Now, Handsome is pretty relaxed about this.
"We need to work on your car," I say, and he's right there with me, looking at it.
"Yup," he says. "I know." And he goes to watch television.
It actually is quite my fault that we're this far behind, since I do keep forgetting about it. I did start working on it with him recently, and his den leader gave us quite a jump on the project by cutting the block into the basic shape with a band saw and power sander.
The only thing is, here are some pretty basic Pinewood Derby cars:
And here are some more fancy ones, most likely made by experienced racers and wood-workers:
And here's the car Handsome decided he wants for his, make that our, first Pinewood Derby car:
The Mach 5? What am I, @#$%ing Geppetto? Seriously? Does any parent out there wonder why I'm freaking out here?
I haven't got time to talk, I have to get sanding!
Talk to you later!