The first year we followed all the rules and came in third.
My observation was that there was a little more parent involvement
than what the rules called for.
The second year we had my boy design and paint and do the initial
wheel and axle prep and then I did the final polishing with shop grade
He came in second.
We happen to live in an area where about fifty percent of the parents
are engineers, of one sort or another.
When I looked at the degree of finish on their wheels and axles it
seemed to me that it was not something that could be accomplished by a
ten year old.
This year I'm getting my micron level abrasives out, that I use for
finishing solid surfaces to a gloss.
God help those engineer daddies.
Gloves are off.
( I guess the optical comparators will be out next year)
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