Was wondering if anyone knew a souce where I could purchase a large
amount of pinewood derby wheels at a reasonable price (i.e not $3 for
Trying to save our cub scout pack a little money by cutting the blocks
But obviously, I need some cheap wheels to pull this off. I'm not
planning on opening a business or anything.
So far, my search has failed.
How bout 50 for $5 bucks!
Googled "bulk toy wood wheels", I love the net.
By the way Pete, I think its a shame your not in the hall yet.
with link this time
email@example.com (pete rose) wrote in message
I think he might be looking for the black plastic ones. At least, thats
what I used when I was a kid. We used to do the propeller powered balsa
wood rockets too -- lots of fun. Here's the cheapest ones I've found. A set
is a 1.75
Thanks for everyone's help. If a set of wheels is going to cost almost
$2, I'm not sure it's worth my hassle to do this. But I'm going to
continue to investigate.
My thinking was that since no one in our pack goes to the regional
races or whatever, it doesn't matter too much if we aren't completely
up to legal, as long as everyone starts with the same materials.
Still, I had planned on drilling holes for the axels on the drill
press, but after thinking a bit, it's going to be tough to get them
aligned perfectly on opposite sides (like both front wheel holes
identically placed, think about it)
I don't know if it's worth enduring the wrath of people who think they
got screwed. In fact, the more I think about it, this would be a very
Drill the hole first, then turn the wheel on the lathe. Your axles will be
centered since you turned the wheel centered on the location of the axle
But I think you're right. It's going to be a thankless task.
I suspect the wordmangler really meant to refer to the kerf/hole to insert
the axle pins in the block. The URL points to prebored wheels.
If you're going hole, no problem to set a fence and stop for the DP and have
Hah. There will be somebody there with a micrometer and a dial indicator
jumping up and down and screaming at you about tolerances.
People take that stupid thing WAY too seriously, and it ain't the kids
jumping up and down.
Very thankless. How expensive are those kits anyway? How many cubs do you
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On 19 Oct 2004 11:58:26 -0700, email@example.com (pete rose) wrote:
Have you tried the Lee Valley Hardware catalog pg. 137? Lots of
hardwood wheels for 11-60 cents apiece (less if you buy a quantity) If
you were to buy 100 1" diameter ones, it'd only be $8. 500 would be
$35, and would probably last you forever.
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