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Pinewood Derby Award Ideas

Here are some great ideas for awards for your next Pinewood Derby® event.  This will allow everyone a chance at coming out a winner winner chicken dinner for all the hard work.  A nice certificate with gold foil will really make each scout feel a great accomplishment.  Derby Dust offers some ideas for awards for Pinewood Derby’s and a lot of time researching and talking to people about what awards they use for their group or organization. Derby Dust honestly suggests that each year, the biggest trophy should NOT be awarded to speed.  We actually believe that it should rotate

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Live Stream Pinewood Derby

Live Stream Pinewood Derby Social distancing has brought new challenges to decade old events.  The answer to today's issue is a very simple one - Live Stream Pinewood Derby.   Most of us understand the importance during this time, however it does not mean that we can not complete what we have done in the past.  We are a great nation and people.  Where there is a problem, there is always someone who finds a way to overcome. Derby Dust is going to make a FREE guide to help all packs keep the derby tradition alive.   I am not a streaming

By |August 11th, 2020|Categories: Pinewood Derby Race|0 Comments

Amazon is doing what to Pinewood Derby?

Everyone in Pinewood Derby please take notice.  Amazon is placing holds on all inbound shipping from all sellers in all corners of retail from food to pinewood derby.  Please review the following statement from Amazon. Because of this we are no longer allowed to ship inventory to AMAZON PRIME as of July 24th.  As no seller understands how Amazon comes up with this inventory number, we are very uncertain if we will be able to ship items into Amazon for the 2020-2021 season.  We will still sell on this platform via fulfilled by merchant (us), however our products might

By |July 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pinewood Derby Canopy Car #7

Our light weight Pinewood Derby Canopy Car #7 with Tungsten Dome is constantly being innovated and improved by the expert techs at Derby Dust®. Most of all we like to bring a few new body styles into the market every year. Pinewood Derby Canopy Car #7 is designed to mimic the style of the extended wheelbase #4 Canopy Car. We are so excited about the body design, we are showing the design before production. Here is our new design Pinewood Derby Canopy Car #7 with tungsten canopy setup. The body design, weight placement, center of gravity, alignment and aerodynamics are all

By |May 10th, 2020|Categories: Pinewood Derby Body|0 Comments

Derby Dust 3D Print Lab

Derby Dust 3D Print Lab Derby Dust 3D Print manufacturing is represents the absolute cutting edge in technology. With boundless potential applications this thrilling technological innovation has a bright future and is certainly here to stay.  It's no longer a thing for the super technical.  It's no longer the "hackers" hobby niche. The machines that are on the market today are not the same machines that came out 5 years ago.  3D FDM (or fused deposition modeling) software is more powerful, easier to use,  faster, profoundly more efficient than it has ever been.  Complex designs can be printed with a

By |February 23rd, 2020|Categories: 3D Print Lab, New Products|0 Comments

Pinewood Axle Install Remover

Pinewood Axle Install Remover Pinewood Axle Install Remover where have you been for the past 50 years? Who knew that hammering axles was bad?  First I simply thought of the car body.  How hammering splits the wood and I can really never get the axles to go in straight.  Then I started realizing I was also BENDING the axles if I didn't hammer them just right.  I thought to myself there is just has to be a way to push them in. I came up with a few designs of an axle pusher which was simply a rod with concave

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: New Products, Pinewood Derby Axles, Pinewood Derby Wheels|0 Comments

Center Gravity Mass Balance Stand

Center Gravity Mass Balance Stand Say good-bye to single use tools with Derby Dust's Center Gravity Mass Balance Stand.  As always Derby Dust tries to make the best of a tool to make it do more than one thing.  We first came up with a jig to allow you to install wheels without damaging the wheels you just put on.  I printed it and as soon as it came off the bed I was like I'm going to add a COG Mass Balance stand to it. Pinewood Derby Wheel Install Jig Age old problem solved with one tool.  Install your

Pinewood Axle Drill Jig

Pinewood Axle Drill Jig Pinewood Axle Drill Jig the best Axle Drill guide we offer.  Use the key for BSA slots for perfect axle alignment.  Omit the key if you are using a block without slots.  Slightly over sized because we know there are rarely any blocks perfectly 1.75″ in width.  Make sure to register the same side against the Guide when not using key for drilling.   Use pin vise for years of use.  Can be used with drill with ease. 3 degree rear camber 0 degree Drill High Wheel #44 Drill bit included The BSA Slot Problem… Pinewood Axle

By |February 3rd, 2020|Categories: New Products, Pinewood Derby Axle Install|0 Comments


Pinewood BSA Slot Drill Guide Pinewood BSA Slot Drill Guide is the solution to a 80 year old problem!  How does a builder place axles in the slots without breaking wood?  So I make about 25 cars bodies a day and a lot of people ask me to pre-drill slots.  It was a hit an miss thing to accurately drill into the slots.  Even with the fancy $150 drill guides, I can never be 100% certain I was dead on center of the slot.   Just never could visualize the correct alignment. And why does it matter?  Well simply because if

By |February 3rd, 2020|Categories: New Products, Pinewood Derby Axle Install|0 Comments

Mini Pinewood Wheel Shaver

Mini Pinewood Wheel Shaver Mini Pinewood Wheel Shaver - make your wheels perfectly round and concentric with the axle bore. This stops any wasted energy from wheels that are out of round due to the molding process. Out of round wheels ride as though the track itself is bumpy, robbing your car of speed. Even a wheel perfectly round on the outside can have an off-center bore. The Wheel Shaver corrects for that. It also corrects any unevenness along the inside edge of the wheel where it contacts the center rail. Does your pack's rule state that no wheels can

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: New Products|0 Comments

DIY How to Cone Pinewood Derby Hubs

Coned Pinewood Derby Wheel DIY Want to Coned Pinewood Derby Wheel DIY?  Thinking outside the box, Derby Dust techs came up with a way to allow EVERYONE to cone the hubs of their pinewood derby wheels in minutes with little effort other than time. One tool does it all. Cone the front of your hub for reduced friction. Flip your wheel around and true the inner hub with the same tool. Best of both worlds in one pinewood derby tool. We took a proven working concept of the Derby Worx Pro Hub Shaver, modified it and then simply use it

By |January 5th, 2020|Categories: New Products, Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips, Pinewood Derby Wheels|0 Comments

Pinewood Headlights & Tail Lights

Pro LED Headlights & Tail Lights Pro Lights LED Head/Tail Lights for Pinewood Derby cars are easy to install. Fully assembled LED light kit that features 2 white headlights and 2 red tail lights (LED’s appear clear until turned on). This kit installs easily and only requires a drill and 1 1/8″ paddle or forstner bit. It comes with an adhesive vinyl protective cover to insure everything stays safely in place during the rigors of racing. Total weight of the kit is only 0.3oz. so proper weighting of your derby racer can still be achieved for maximum performance along with

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: New Products|0 Comments