How About That – A Wooden Engine Powered By Compressed Air!

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There’s something about reciprocating steam engines that is just fascinating.

For this engine, the cylinder and valve assembly are made out of baltic birch plywood, the kind of plywood that is made of layers of birch throughout.

How About That – A Wooden Engine Powered By Compressed Air!

One of the trickiest bits of the engine is making the crankshaft. The main crank for the engine is actually directly off the flywheel, but a secondary crank is needed to actuate the sliding valve assembly.

This engine can be run just by blowing into it, or for more speed, by connecting it to a vacuum cleaner.

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