Any woodworkers out there? I am about to mount the wheels on my son’s pinewood derby car (Dad’s only bit of participation). We missed this year’s neighborhood’s workshop, so I am on my own. Judging by last year’s car, it looks like the nails (axles) are mounted 1/8-in above the bottom edge of the car’s wood body. But…is this too close to the edge? Will I crack the wood? I cannot afford to mess up now!
Also, what drill bit size would you recommend to create a pilot hole to start the nails? An image of these nails can be found in the upper right corner at this link.