Poultry Pine Car

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by wood&feathers, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought you all might be an appreciative audience for my daughter's Powder Puff Pinecar.. She just had to model it after our fastest chicken, a cubalaya hen named Lightning.

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    The face is made of a half a hickory nut dressed with some JB Weld. The worm is a scrap of wire.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Well, air resistance may keep it from being the fastest, but it sure is the most original and neatest car that I see there. Well done. [​IMG]
     
  3. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. The judges did NOT give it an appearance trophy, so I told my daughter I would post lots of pictures and get her car the fame it deserves.

    I know how to build fast cars from prior years, Christina wanted to go for appearance...alas the judges were fiddling around with the fact I am a leader and assumed it would be fast and gave the appearance trophies to 2 others in an attempt to "spread the love"...and as I expected this was a slow design. My 9 year old actually has grown up using tools and cut the block herself, and used her carving tools to hollow the area between the wings. She matched the feathers and did all the paint too. Tears were shed, but I was rather proud that we helped the girls who won build their cars in our workshops at meetings.

    I'm proud of her car, and just wanted her to see some afterglow. So thanks folks!
     
  4. MamaRoo

    MamaRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's adorable and original, and clearly was so much more work than making something "fast". Luck can win you a race, but it takes true talent to make something unique.

    Good for her!
     
  5. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life!!! [​IMG]Tell her it's the best car I've ever seen, and ask her if she can make a real car like that for me!
     
  6. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet we could ,manage a go Kart like it!
     
  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I think it is awesome!! I can tell she put a lot of work into her car and I know it can be disappointing when hard work is not recognized.

    Does your county fair have an open art show? Maybe you can look into having her enter it there. I bet it would so wonderfully in a craft or art show!
     
  8. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now THAT is an idea!

    She always enters stuff in the fair - leaf book, birdhouse, leather archery armguard, bread, paintings...we have a fair box with a list of last year's categories and stuff they are saving to enter next year.
     
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    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that I think about it, a few years ago one of our scouts DID enter their pine car - in the "Woodworking from a Kit" category!
     
  10. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea! [​IMG]
     

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