(This project was submitted by Brent on May 2nd , 2014)
I would like to submit my plywood project in the woodworking category.
The plywood (3/4” Baltic birch) was purchased from your Coquitlam store as recommended by your employee Jordan.
My project was used for my audition in HGTV’s Canada’s Handyman Challenge (Season 3) which I ultimately won. The criteria for the audition was to make a project (of our choice) from one sheet of ¾” plywood, miscellaneous hardware was allowed.
The project is a full scale replica Harley Davidson Evolution engine. It is accurate within millimeters of an actual engine and includes a working crankshaft, rod, and piston. The piston includes rings that were removed from my motorcycle engine (after a recent rebuild) validating the accuracy of this build. I would like to point out I am a HD Mechanic by trade and not a carpenter, there was a great deal of learning in this project. The completed project consumed all but 2 square feet shown in the foreground of the photos. I did not have the engine finished for the audition, I completed it after the competition was over. I have invested just over 200 hours building this project.
Above: Finished EVO Engine Right Hand Side
Above: Finished EVO Engine Left Hand Side
Above: Ignition cover
Above: Finished EVO Engine Piston Cut Away