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Replica Harley Davidson Evolution Engine by Brent – My Windsor Project Contest Entry

(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.

 Regards

 Brent

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Above: Finished EVO Engine Right Hand Side

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Above: Finished EVO Engine Left Hand Side

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Above: Ignition cover

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Above: Finished EVO Engine Piston Cut Away

Motorcycle Ride For Dad: Windsor store owner receives award

Ed Johner pictured with Ride Captains for the Winnipeg Ride for Dad chapter

 

Motorcycle Ride For Dad

Windsor Store Owner Receives National Award
November 14, 2012 Press Release

OTTAWA, ON: Garry Janz, President, Motorcycle Ride for Dad Canada recently presented the President’s Award to Winnipeg’s own Ed Johner, at the annual national summit. Johner was selected for his outstanding contributions to the fight against prostate cancer through the Motorcycle Ride for Dad Manitoba Chapter.

Ed Johner, owner of Windsor Plywood Century Street outlet in Winnipeg, is one of the founding members of the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad.

The President’s Award is presented each year to one volunteer who not only helped lead Chapters to achieving remarkable success, but who also chose to incorporate their passion for fighting prostate cancer and the Ride For Dad in their daily lives, reaching out to make a significant impact in their overall community.

“We were honoured to present the award to Ed,” said Janz. “His commitment to the Ride for Dad and to improving awareness about prostate cancer is inspirational to not only those who know him personally, but to the many who have read his story in the local paper or have seen him speak. It’s humbling to know the impact that his dedication will bring to helping saving men’s lives in Manitoba and right across Canada.”

“So many Ride for Dad volunteers are worthy and deserving of this award,” said Johner.

Motorcycle Ride for Dad

“It was a shock to have been chosen and I am honoured and blessed to be able to give my time to this organization. To be recognized for this work is truly humbling”

Since the event began in Ottawa in 2000, over $8,700,000.00 has been raised for the cause. What began as a single city event takes place now in 29 Canadian cities and will expand even further next year.

Jeff Johner of Windsor Plywood Winnipeg Main Street and Jim Lothian of  Windsor Plywood Winnipeg Pembina Hwy are also founding members of the Manitoba Chapter of the Ride for Dad which has raised almost $400,000 for  prostate cancer research and awareness programs.  The 2013 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad happens Saturday, May 25th.

For more information on visit www.RideForDad.ca

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