Our ward is having a pinewood derby. My husband got totally stoked about it, so we decided to do one. After some consideration, I decided that I was going to carve mine to look like this:
My husband went on a google quest for tips to making the best car. Google said to bake the block to remove moisture and, consequently, weight. We forgot it was in the oven... Apparently leaving a block of wood in the oven for 4 hours does the same thing it would to a pan of brownies. Rock hard and IMPOSSIBLE TO CARVE! After 3 hours with a pocket knife, my work of art was well on it's way to looking like an automobile. It was shaped like this
All I can say is, I better win that race.