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The Fort Knox Bulldog Box

Discussion in 'Pinewood Derby Help Videos' started by BulldogRacing, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. BulldogRacing

    BulldogRacing PWD Royalty 5+ Pro Race Wins! Pro Racer

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    Safe shipping!

     
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  2. quadad

    quadad National Contender Pro Racer

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    Very cool !! Is that stack of frames just for you ?!?! [​IMG]
     
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    Looks good! I like the idea of the narrower box, especially if you can secure the car down inside of it without fear of damage from shipping. How many cars can you fit inside of the USPS Priority mailing box you showed in the video, 7 - 8? If I can reduce the cost to ship cars and still be safe, that would be great!
     
  4. Quicktimederby

    Quicktimederby PWD Royalty

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    Mike awesome job!!! This should help quite a bit in protecting the proxy races cars. These kind of remind me of Ian's shipping boxes. He would CNC his out of aluminum, there was however one race where he had a broken wheel. I could not imagine how hard of a jolt the box must have taken to break it.[​IMG]
     
  5. zigzag

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    Man - that is very nice. Well done.
     
  6. CivilWarTalk

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    Doesn't the accelerator weaken the glue bond? If one of those wood stops breaks off the car will be in a world of hurt...
     
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    Doesn't the accelerator weaken the glue bond? If one of those wood stops breaks off the car will be in a world of hurt...
     
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    I have not had a problem with that yet. Maybe hot glue if you think that would be better?
     
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    I'm not sure, I think it was Adam from Mythbusters who warned that using the kicker would weaken the bond, he uses CA on many projects. I'm no expert myself, so I don't know. I've never used kickers on my projects cause that comment scared me off.

    Maybe I'm over-reacting, I'm sure someone else with experience can confirm or deny this...
     
  10. BulldogRacing

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    I make a lot of jigs with the glue I use in my shop on a daily basis, when I try to break the templates apart the bond does not release at the joint, it tears wood out in chunks. It's strong but I can not speak for other accelerators but I assume it's the same result. I also pre glue all my hard wood crown molding with it so there are no pin nails at the corners and I will hand them as one piece, it's strong!

    There is a lot of crown and skirt trim on this job that I glued the corners with the glue we're talking about
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awl6AoNVTEQ

    Here is the glue, I just but it in larger quantities http://www.amazon.com/Fastcap-2P10SOLOKIT-FastCap-2P-10-SoloKIT/dp/B0006IUWCC
     
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    Now with a spare wheel holder!

    [​IMG]
     
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    here is a follow up on a few improvements, Thanks for the feedback guys!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5REn0bG3QwA&feature=youtu.be
     
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    Awesome 2nd video, really good info, I'm glad to know that I shouldn't be afraid of the kicker, I'll have to get some to add to my kit and try it out.
     
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    I made a few more mods to the prep station! I think you will like it!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9EzBUVw_ds&feature=youtu.be
     
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    Now that is A1 peachy keen !
     
  16. microbrush

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    Hey BD, I saw this in the most recent Handyman Magazine and thought of you! Maybe I shouldn't post the Picture. The article talked about packing fragile items and using spray foam.
    Idea- spray foam in the bottom half of the box.
    Wrap your item in cling wrap.
    Place a layer of cling wrap over the top of the the first layer of spray foam.
    Add your wrapped item on top of the plastic wrap.
    Cover that with a second layer of wrap.
    Add your second layer of foam.
    Cut off the extra foam so you can close the box.
    The two layers of wrap will allow separation of the two pieces of foam.
     
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    When I worked for a company called Measurex back in the 90's that is how we received parts... Pink (antistatic) plastic bags on either side of the components and expanding foam. Thhe middle was flattened so it would be easy to get the part out. Was pretty cool.

    Hey Dawg.... when are you going to throw the car off the roof? I want to see that video ! hahaha
     

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