Steve Lodefink's pinewood racer bodies

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Lately, Steve Lodefink, one of my favorite broad-spectrum makers, has been making beautiful pinewood derby cars. I'm sure he will finish them with spectacular paint jobs, but I also like them just the way they are.

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I asked him how he makes them and he said, "there's a touch of whittling involved, but mostly, the cars are rough shaped with a band saw, and a small hand saw, and most of the shaping is done with small, course sanding blocks."

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