Mike Steube Scratchbuilding DVD
March 1, 2008
Slot Car Racing - SoCal  > Mike Steube Scratchbuilding DVD
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Front and Back cover of the Mike Steube Scratchbuilding DVD. This DVD set is available. If you want to purchase a copy, send me an email: 1keithtanaka@gmail.com
I prefer payment using Paypal but can also accept personal check.
Cost of the DVD set is $20 plus $5 shipping/handling for USA (higher postage charge for foreign orders).


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Actually, it's 2 DVDs. The two part video is a Quicktime Movie (.mov). This can only be played back on a computer (PC or Mac) with a DVD drive. It does not work with a TV DVD player. But, if you have a newer flat screen tv with "usb" input, you can copy the video to a usb memory stick and view the video on your flat screen tv.


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Disc 1 contains Scratchbuilding Part 1 and a Powerpoint photo SLIDESHOW. Topics listed such as "Rear Wheel Jig 7:50" indicates the location (in minutes) on the disc. This is a "Quicktime" video which allows one to find these topics quickly simply by locating the timeframe in minutes. The SLIDESHOW is a powerpoint photo slideshow showing various important steps during the build. Also, photos/captions of the equipment/tools that Mike uses.


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Disc 2 contains Scratchbuilding Part 2 and "Setting up the Car". After building the chassis, Mike shows how he sets up the car for the track.


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The DVD contains sections for a specific feature. Chassis design varies over time as well as the type of slot car and track raced on.
The goal of this DVD tutorial is to focus on the "techniques" used for scratchbuilding any type of slot car. Although this DVD was made in 2007, the techniques which Mike Steube demonstrates are "timeless" and just as effective today as when we first taped this series many years ago.
Once you learn and master the scratchbuilding techniques which Mike Steube demonstrates in this DVD series, you can build any type of slot car chassis.


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Mike does use shop equipment which may not be available to everyone, but he does show alternative methods using common inexpensive tools to accomplish the same result.


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During the building phase, Mike describes the process


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Close up video shows important phases of the build


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Even the use of uncommon tools (chop sticks!) is shown


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Major sections are identified and easy to locate.


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Plenty of sparks and noise in this video


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Mike shows how to make a precision built chassis utilizing common tools and equipment. Inexpensive tools can be used to produce similar results instead of needing expensive machinery.


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"Setting up the Car" includes tips on how to set it up properly for racing


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The next several photos are ones from the "SLIDESHOW". They give you an idea of what's contained in the slideshow.


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Each slide includes descriptions of important features


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Along the way, Mike explains what he's doing and in many cases why.


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Mike has been most generous in donating his time, knowledge and expertise so others can learn the fine points of scratchbuilding.


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Although this DVD shows Mike building a "King" track chassis, the techniques shown can be used to build any type of chassis.


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Mike also uses some custom made jigs (which can be made by anyone) to make building easier.


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Mike's building techniques are not unique, but his skill and knowledge combine to provide "world class" building.


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Mike will show you step by step how he scratchbuilds.


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This DVD was produced with the goal of providing a "one on one" learning experience from the master builder himself.


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The finished product reflects years of top notch scratchbuilding experience and knowledge. Mike's techniques can be learned by anyone to build any type of chassis.


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Also included on the slideshow are photos/captions showing what tools and equipment Mike uses.


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Many of the tools Mike uses are ordinary hand tools.


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Important products used (such as "Stay Clean" liquid flux) during scratchbuilding are displayed and identified.


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Some of Mike's building tips are simple yet very effective in improving the building experience. This is the "WD 40" bowl which Mike uses.


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One of the secrets to producing a "Sano" looking chassis is the use of the "Tumbler". This is a rock thumbler which produces a very polished professional appearance of the finished chassis.