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Wooden Engine Block w/Crankshaft and Pistons

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Project by RallyRick posted 05-28-2015 07:39 PM 3197 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to make an engine block for years. I finally got around to it. More pics to come…if I finish it lol.





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rossinator

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 08:28 PM

I can’t wait to see the final product. Very cool.

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 11:18 PM

Very unique.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 11:40 PM

Something I have thought about, very briefly, I might add. Way too technical for me.
Can’t wait to see what happens.
Hope it all continues.
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 05-29-2015 01:48 AM

Very unique and very interesting. I too can’t can’t wait to see what you do next…I love different and this sure is different!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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danny480

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#5 posted 05-29-2015 03:05 AM

cool project. i thought i had a lot of time on my hands. keep up the good work

-- full time electrician, part time wood butcher

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#6 posted 05-29-2015 04:02 AM

Interesting idea. But what’s the BHP and the torque? and more importantly, how will it hold up to high revs?

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#7 posted 05-29-2015 09:39 AM

Cool way to pass some time.

When you finish that you could always knock up a coffee table like this one I made. Unfortunately there’s a lot less wood involved. None….

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TechTeacher04

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#8 posted 05-29-2015 12:19 PM

I had a student several years ago make one out of legos that functioned with air pressure.

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#9 posted 05-29-2015 12:50 PM

That is very creative and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 05-29-2015 06:29 PM

Great idea…..maybe air power for fuel?

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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