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Mmmm, bacon.  My daughter loves bacon.  She decided she wanted a bacon car for this year’s Awana Grand Prix (think Pinewood Derby), and I was excited about trying to make it come to life.  I knew in order to make it happen I needed to get my hands on a band saw.  Thankfully, I was able to borrow one from a friend at church.  Then, I found a picture of bacon online and fitted it to the dimensions of the car to make a template.  I cut out the template and taped it to the block of wood.  If anyone is interested in making a bacon car, I provided the template here for you to use.

Bacon Car Template

Bacon Car Template

After I cut out the template, I wanted to add some more details, so I carved out some grooves along the length of the bacon car.  To make the grooves, I drew lines to make rows along the length of the car, and then I used a utility knife to make initial cuts.  I really don’t have any carving tools, so I used what I had on hand (screwdrivers, knifes, sandpaper, etc . . .) to carve the grooves.  Here is a picture of the grooves after I finished carving them.

Bacon Grand Prix Car

My daughter picked out a red color for the bacon, and I used some white paint to mix a lighter shade for the middle rows.  I wasn’t concerned about painting it too cleanly because bacon doesn’t usually look very clean.  To finish off the car, I added a few coats of spray lacquer to give it a shine.

Bacon Grand Prix Car

bacon grand prix

bacon Grand Prix car

The car turned out great, and my daughter loved it.  It is a huge improvement on the car I made her last year, and she was excited to bring it the Grand Prix.  The car didn’t do very well in the race, but we did bring home a trophy for design.

 Bacon Grand Prix Car

We got 2nd place, and my daughter brought home her first trophy.  Her face was priceless when they announced she had won.

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