Dremel Pinewood Demonstrations at Lowes


Dremel Pinewood Demonstrations at Lowes

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http://www.scoutingnews.org/2009/01/06/lowes-and-dermel-tools-to-provide-pinewood-derby-help/ says:

Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores and the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation are teaming up once again to provide tips, tools, and tricks for the Pinewood Derby season.



Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is offering a a “Pinewood Derby Accessory Kit” for Dremel rotary tools exclusively at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores across the United States. Each Dremel “Pinewood Derby Accessory Kit” includes everything you need to shape, sand and create quality Pinewood Derby cars.



Selected Lowe’s Home Improvement stores will also be hosting in-store, hands-on, building demonstrations every Tuesday at 7pm from January 13 through February 24, 2009. Ask if your local Lowe’s store is participating or look for a special in-store display highlighting the Pinewood Derby demonstrations event in the tool section at Lowe’s.



Demonstrators will share building tips and techniques with parents and children of all ages, such as Pinewood Derby car building fundamentals as well as gain practical hands-on experience in using Dremel rotary tools.



Youth attending the Pinewood Derby car demonstration will receive an exclusive Dremel / Lowe’s All-Star Derby Car Demonstration Patch (15 per demonstration or while supplies last). At most locations everyone attending will receive a coupon for 10% off a Dremel tool.



For a Lowe’s store location near you, visit www.lowes.com or call 1-800-993-4416. For more information on Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, please visit www.dremel.com.




My understanding is that not all Lowes are having Tuesday evening Pinewood Derby Car demonstrations by Dremel.



The closest Lowes near me in Los Angeles is 11 miles away and the next two are about 15 and 20 miles away, respectively.



How do I find out which Lowes near me will have the demo? I phoned the 800-993-4416 number and only got info on which Lowes were near me, not a human who could tell me which branches were having the demo.



Maybe Dremel could post a calendar showing the Lowes locations holding the demos?
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Have you just called you local Lowes?

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The reaction from the low-wage staff is "huh?". Dremel doesn't work for Lowes. There's nobody at the stores that know who does demos.



It would make sense if Dremel knew where THEY were performing their own demos and publicized that list to maximize attendance.
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try Lowes web site

down at the bottom find services

then go to in store services

then free build and grow services.

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As a demonstrator in NE Iowa, I have been told that Lowes doesn't work with Dremel anymore for demonstrations. I can't say for other areas.

I can suggest that you will find at least two books on Pinewood derby carks at Barnes & Noble. If they do not havethem at the store you visit, they can order them for you. I think Lowes continues to stock and sell the wheels and other supplies, but if sales numbers are down at a given store, they will quit carring any given item after a brief period. A prime example is the Fordum line of bits and tools they used to carry.

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Kodiak (2/14/2009)
try Lowes web site



down at the bottom find services



then go to in store services



then free build and grow services.




That takes you here:

https://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/step1.asp



No, that's for a Saturday event. Not a Tuesday night event as described in Scouting magazine.
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Lowes sells a Dremel derby kit that includes the necessary derby parts (block of wood, wheels, etc.) and Dremel bits that are necessary to make a basic derby car.  I have never purchased one, but a friend of mine has and the kit comes with instructions.

If you own a Dremel and are an avid user, you will likely have all of the necessary bits and can find the "How to Build a Derby Car" instructions on the Dremel website.

Every year I say I am going to buy a kit, but I end up using the accessories that came with my Dremel rotary tool on the blocks of wood my boys get from the Cub Scouts.  It is a great way to get your children into woodworking.  Of course, goggles are a must.

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What about this Jan.2010????
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I believe they are going on this January 2010 as well. For more information, you can go to www.dremelderby.com.Smile
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All,

Currently as of Jan 15th, We at Lowe's 2215 are running a 5 week Dremel Pinewood Derby Demonstration. Ours runs from 11am - 1pm every Saturday for the 5 weeks. We have been supplied with various items to help with the demonstration along with our own ideas in store. I am currently running the demonstration and have set up a workbench with the Dremel 200 provided in our kit along with the Dremel Workbench / Drill press tool. At this time we are also looking into building our own track so at the end of the 5 week period those kids who have been participating can enjoy the full experience from build to race. The overall turn out so far has been great we have several kids in our group who through the Boy Scout organization have had the opportunity to build cars and some children who are new to the sport. I have broken the 5 week demo into seperate events starting with the drawing phase and soon to work into the usage of the proper tooling and safety. At the end of my 5 weeks each child will have built his/her car step by step. Dremel has provided a great opportunity for us to give back to the community by allowing us to show their product and lend a helping hand to the children who wish to get involved. We at 2215 are very excited and eagerly awaiting the finished products of all kids attending.

Ben Garcia

Department Manager - Hardware/Tools

Lowe's Store #2215

Hanford, CA.



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