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The History of the Pinewood Derby

One of the oldest and most notable organizations in the U.S. has to be the Boy Scouts of America, or Scouts BSA. And with a member list that includes astronauts, presidents, filmmakers, athletes (just to name a few), it’s a well-earned reputation. Of course, within this gigantic organization, there are subcategories, one being the Cub Scouts – a sort of young version of BSA. As it turns out, Cub Scouts have one of the most time-honored traditions of the BSA as a whole – the Pinewood Derby. The Pinewood Derby isn’t as old as the Boy Scouts, which started in

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Oil to Replace the discontinued Krytox GPL-100

We have purchased a few oils to replace the Discontinued Krytox GPL-100 series. We now carry Nyoil which was the first oil to be thoroughly tested and found to have great results. We have also started testing our own silicone based racing oils.  Less viscosity than that of GPL-100.  Nontoxic, odorless, does not harm plastics.  Will follow up with results as we get them.    

By |December 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pinewood Derby Wheels Wobble – How to Check

Pinewood Derby Wheels Wobble - How to Check So I have been asked to show Pinewood Derby Wheels Wobble - How to Check.  This is the easiest done with a solid axle.  I suggest get 3x the amount of wheels that you need since there is a 40% failure rate for each set.  If you have 12 wheels, math says you'll have at least 1 good set.  Yes winning does cost money.  And winning does require extra effort. Once you have your 12 molds.  Time to Spin them.  Find out which wheels get to move on to the next phase

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Pinewood Derby Wheels|0 Comments

How to Choose Fast Pinewood Derby Wheels

How to Choose Fast Pinewood Derby Wheels Wheels are one of the most controversial modifications when it comes to PWD because so many different things can be done to them that make them better than what comes in the box.  A good set of wheels is the utmost important for speed. Lighter wheels are faster.  Round, true wheels are faster.  The lighter the wheel the less rotational inertia and the faster your car can move.  How to Choose Fast Pinewood Derby Wheels is not a secret.  A builder just needs to look at the dsetails.  These modifications require specialized tooling

By |November 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Pure Graphite is Best for Pinewood Derby Car

Why Tungsten and Moly are NOT good Additives for PWD Dry Lube Graphite is the key to a winning dry lube.  Plain and simple.  Important things to know about graphite is Particle Size (mesh--large flake to super fine) Hardness (does it easily smear, or is there a gritty feeling left), and Purity (if its not 100%, what is the filler). Anything else added to graphite, makes it slower.  Period. Tungsten is harden than graphite, so addition of tungsten to a graphite blend only adds an abrasive (tungsten is harder than your steel axle.  Think about it).  The addition of Moly makes any dry

By |October 30th, 2018|Categories: Pinewood Derby Graphite, Pinewood Derby Lube|0 Comments

How to Make a Fast Pinewood Derby Car

How to Make a Derby Car Faster How to Make a Fast Pinewood Derby Car With your automobile, you look for the best parts to increase speed and performance.  The way different parts are made, shaped, and finished all make a difference in your car’s performance.  The same goes for a simple Derby Car.  Derby car racing is a great way for kids to learn about mechanics and speed – and no different than your automobile, the parts make a big difference. How to Make a Fast Pinewood Derby Car?  Derby Dust makes sure to carry only the finest derby

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips|0 Comments

New Pinewood Derby Dry Lube Tip

Let's face it, we complained too.  When using the old style tip there was a high chance when you tried to squeeze / puff the graphite, it liked to compact and jam up.  We finally figured out if you simply bumped it, it would come out way better.  We even made a how-to-video to explain that process.  In the mean time, we were designing a new tip to use with out unique baffle bottle system. We were able to come up with a new design tip that meets our needs.  Graphite simple pours out now when turned sideways.  the tip

By |October 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Pinewood Derby Wheels molds post Summer 2018

Best Pinewood Derby Wheels Hello All.  Just a quick update about the subject of Best Pinewood Derby Wheels.  I just processed 2000 wheel sets purchased from  They do have the new labeling.  Wheels seem to be same production as before.  When compared to previous mold benchmarks.  So hard to say if it is a new batch of wheels or if its an old batch that has been relabeled.  Results are as followed. For you to have the Best Pinewood Derby Wheels, you need to start with a good foundation.  I did not go into great detail in measurements of

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Pinewood Derby Wheels|0 Comments

Derby Dust Hub Shaver

Possibly the most over looked tool on the market right now.  Nearly 10 years into the wheel molds, nearly every wheel has some sort of flaw.  Most common flaw to date that will cause wheel wobble will be the uneven outer hub.  Pictured are two factory flaws that are pretty common even with the "best" of molds.  This uneven surface causes uneven rotation, which translates to wheel wobble.  You are in luck, there is a DIY tool that will fix this.  The Derby Worx Pro Hub Shaver.   What we have done is resurfaced this hub for a smooth, flat, 

How to make a Center Rail Riding Pinewood Derby Car

How to make a Center Rail Riding Pinewood Derby Car We had some animation made on How to make a Center Rail Riding Pinewood Derby Car.  This is pinewood derby tuning animation with some comments included.  Once we get all the feedback we need, we will place a voice over on top of it.   We are going to slowly release this video to show you how to tune a rail riding car from scratch if you have never done it before.  It is also a good video for those that have unsuccessfully tuned a rail rider in the past.  Feedback

Pinewood Derby Car Design. Which is faster? Canopy or Weight Pocket?

Which is faster? Canopy or Weight Pocket? All pinewood derby cars are not made equal.  I recently had a customer ask Which is faster? Canopy or Weight Pocket? A pinewood derby car made with a tungsten canopy or a wedge style car with weight pockets underneath? I really had to take a look at this to get an idea of what was going on. Here is  a superimposed picture of the two placed on the same BSA Slot body.  As you can see, there is more rear volume in the weight pocket style car.  A proper placed tungsten canopy, there

By |December 31st, 2017|Categories: Pinewood Derby Center Of Gravity, Pinewood Derby Weight|0 Comments

Fast Speed Winning Pinewood Derby Car Kit

Build an Efficient Derby Car with Derby Dust® Fast Speed Winning Pinewood Derby Car Kit When it comes to Boys and the annual boy scouts event, showing off the latest Pinewood derby car designs are one of the thing that interest the kids to show up every year. Many children go on to collect the cars as adults because there will always be new designs and Fast Speed Winning Pinewood Derby Car Kit that you. Even if you are an adult, you will still realize that the cars are fun to build, design, and paint. Collecting the cars is exciting

By |December 15th, 2017|Categories: Pinewood Derby Body, Pinewood Derby Car Speed Fast Tips|0 Comments

There are a problem with the BSA Wheels. I have very limited amount of sets left that are machinable that do not wobble.
Matched inner bore will not be available. #15 molds are no longer premium wheels. Please watch this video:

Just to be clear, I do not sell wheels that wobble. I will not sell junk wheels. I rather have no sales, than have my name associated with junk wheels.
The wheels that you see in the video are thrown away. They are not used.

BSA is aware of the problems, I am the second person to file formal complaint. Just remember I buy from same place you do.
I have been instructed by national scoutshop not to place another order for wheels. So at some point I will run out. I have no special inside line for a better product.


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