Grandpa has a band saw, and we do not. The Pinewood Derby is next month, so we thought ahead and brought a kit for Jeremy to work on while we were at Grandpa’s house. 😉 On our way back from the temple after the wedding, we stopped off to buy a new blade for the band saw since Grandpa said his blade was dull. When Grandpa came home from work yesterday he helped Jeremy get his car cut.
Grandpa gave Jeremy some sand paper so he could smooth it out a bit, and then Daddy helped him get started on painting.
Jeremy wants his pinewood derby car to look like Vanellope’s car from the movie Wreck it Ralph. After the first coat of brown was on, Kyle and Jeremy decided they needed puffy paint, to make the paint look more like real frosting. So while the first coat was drying they went shopping for puffy paint and other accessories.
Jeremy, frosting the car:
We let Jeremy finish with the brown puffy paint before going to bed so it could dry through the night. Today Christian and Jonathan helped Jeremy with putting the wheels on. It was actually more like Christian getting everything in place and then telling Jeremy when to hit it with a hammer.
Jonathan helped by getting the right tools out to get the job done to make sure the tires were straight. We also tested it several times on the living room floor to make sure that it doesn’t veer too much to either side. Jeremy will have to finish decorating it when we get home, we’ve got a month left for him to work on that. The hardest parts (cutting and wheels) are done. 😀