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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2013 06:14 pm
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Here's a little Hamilton Beach fan I just finished. This kind of goes hand in hand with the current thread about Patina. The "as found" condition of this fan was non original. Someone had already stripped the nickel off the base and blades and repainted it.  We got quotes on re plating the entire fan and the price of plating + the cost of the restoration went well above the fans value and the customer's budget.

We decided paint was the way to go.  Here's a few before and after shots:

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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2013 06:18 pm
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Yes, the tag is backwards. I do this on occasion, depending on the fan, to make it easier for people to view without man handling the fan.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2013 06:46 pm
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AMAZING.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2013 07:03 pm
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Wow that is a really stunning job you have done. :up:

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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2013 09:33 pm
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Sweet, man, nice.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 2nd, 2013 09:54 pm
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That's really well done.

 

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 12:15 am
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WoW!:shock:

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Ron your painting skills are amazing as always

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 01:30 am
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WOW! GREAT WORK!

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 01:58 am
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Absolutely stunning Ron. I hope your keeping that one for yourself. Did you ever finish the candy scale

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cant improve on that,,,

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 02:14 am
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Chris Smith wrote: Absolutely stunning Ron. I hope your keeping that one for yourself. Did you ever finish the candy scale

Thank you everyone for the compliments!

No Chris, I did this for someone else and I'm STILL sitting on a pile of candy scales that I'm itching to restore! Got a few more customer fans to finish then I'm going to slip a few of my own projects in.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 02:16 am
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That's the mode I'm in right now, it's my stuff time. 

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 02:59 am
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I hung up 5 Hamilton - beach ceiling fans from lowes for sister inlaw but I had no idea they have made some real stuff in there history.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 03:29 am
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very nice as usual ron, you really have a knack of finding the natural lines of the fan to do the two tone paint jobs. I also dig the mix of brass and nickel, it would have been awesome with the blade nickel too, but I bet that would have been expensive. That cage badge is very classy looking

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 03:42 am
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Your choice of colors is very nice Ron.  That I noticed on your fans at Fanfair.  I like this Hamilton Beach.  Thought the first photo was of your restored one and said to myself "that's not Ron's typical quality.  Then I saw the other photos.  Some fans do seem to lend themselves to custom paints and colors and strips.  It's the choices and methods of application that make the differences.  This little guy looks great!

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 04:47 am
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That is stunning! I love the work you've done. It turned out beyond great. 

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 Posted: Sun Nov 3rd, 2013 07:48 am
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WOW !!!!! spectacular !!!!!

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 Posted: Mon Nov 4th, 2013 01:05 am
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And that's what really sets you apart from the rest of us Ron, not only are your skills sensational, your talent in terms of your creativity and your tastefulness are unmatched. simply amazing.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 4th, 2013 01:12 am
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Incredible job sir! Hats off.

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Hello, Really nice job!  I came across what looks like the same or a very similar Hamilton Beach fan. This is my first restoration and I'm having a hard time removing the blades. I removed two screws that I thought held the blade assembly to the rotor shaft but it won,t come off. I almost seems like the shaft was riveted at the very tip.  The fan needs a lot of cleaning before anything else so I'd really like to get the blades off. Can you help me?Brian

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Hi Brian, there are a lot of posts regarding removing blades that are stuck, but it's either gunked up oil or a burr caused by a misplaced setscrew. A good penetrating oil into the setscrew hole will help, and /or heating the blade hub. 
Use the search feature to find all,the old posts. 

Best of success!

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