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 Posted: Sat Nov 16th, 2019 05:10 am
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Alex Rushing
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Scroll to last post in thread please. :)

Last edited on Thu Apr 2nd, 2020 05:54 am by Alex Rushing

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David Kilnapp
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Gorgeous work Alex. It sure is addictive!

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Beauty and function! You must be a workaholic...

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You have been a Busy Bee.  Great job!

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David Kilnapp wrote: Gorgeous work Alex. It sure is addictive!Thank you very much, David!
It sure is addictive, but seeing the old fans run like the makers intended once again is sooo satisfying. :)

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Jeff Montgomery wrote: Beauty and function! You must be a workaholic...Thank you very much, Jeff!

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Brad Hughes wrote: You have been a Busy Bee.  Great job!:DThank you very much, Brad!

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Looking great Alex! Glad you can get these fans back to their original glory.

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Alex,
It's official you have been bite by the fan bug............unfortunately there is no known cure other than one more.
Awesome job on them all.:bow:bow:bow PS The yellow has been ordered and on the way.

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Good job on them ALEX.
Now i see why you have the hi electric bills. LOL

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Patrick Ray wrote: Looking great Alex! Glad you can get these fans back to their original glory.
Thank you very much, Patrick!

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Tony Clayton wrote: Alex,
It's official you have been bite by the fan bug............unfortunately there is no known cure other than one more.
Awesome job on them all.:bow:bow:bow PS The yellow has been ordered and on the way.
Thank you very much, Tony!
Indeed. I've been blown away by the fan repair/resto hobby.

Looking forward to getting the Busy B looking better with more appropriate wiring! The thick 18-3 yellow cord is just way too stiff for the weak Oscillator. So much so I do not run the Oscillator right now. The yellow/black twisted cloth pair should make a world of difference. :)

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Charlie Forster wrote: Good job on them ALEX.
Now i see why you have the hi electric bills. LOL
LOL. That hadn't occured to me, but would definitely make a difference. :imao
Thank you very much, Charlie!

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Wonderful job Alex! Motivates me to work more on mine. I’m surprised you didn’t blow away at the end! :D

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Sean Campbell wrote: Wonderful job Alex! Motivates me to work more on mine. I’m surprised you didn’t blow away at the end! :DThank you very much, Sean!
It is rewarding indeed. I admit to having many moments of wanting to carry the fan part I was working on outside and throw it as far as I could into my neighbor's pool.:imao

Hehe. It certainly was quite a bit of air moving at the end of the video. My dog was going bonkers.  :?

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There have been.....ummmm.....hrrrmmm......a few more fans since August completed. :imao

In case I get the virus and croak(poor immune system), thought this might consolidate the projects a little, seeing as I'm quite disorganized.

Here is everything completed since August(not in any particular order):






















































This has the 9" Jr. with the brass blades, but also has the 1931 8" B Jr. that I completed the resto on, and the 1930 Jr. that I completed the resto on by restoring the badge(which I didn't do originally).











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I have determined you are a cyborg, a part man, part machine. Underneath, he's a hyperalloy combat chassis,mircoprocessor-controlled, fully armored. Very tough...But outside, he's living human tissue. Flesh, skin, hair...blood. Can do a complete restoration on a stamped steel in a week.

In case nobody gets the joke it's from The Terminator, a film from 1984 starring Arnold Schwarznegger. Great movie.

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Wow!!!!!   The "King" of the fans!
We are all just lowly peasants living in his fan kingdom.

Nice job on all of them!!!!!!!   Gives all of us inspiration!




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Geeze Alex! You have really been cranking out those fans! I feel accomplished getting 3 fans done and you've restored a truck load in the same time! Do we need to get you some basket case projects to slow you down? 🤣

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Alex....I’m at a total loss for words. I’m beginning to think Richard May be onto something! :imaoIn all seriousness, you do great work. I find it especially heart warming that you take time to save fans that most wouldn’t work on and display them proudly for their history. This is truly what the hobby is about. But geez man, we may have to ease you up a bit so Steve Stevens “Patina Sense” doesn’t start tingling! XD

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Thank you very much for the kind words, gentlemen! :)

I have a secret to the fan turnaround. No wife and kids. :imao




And I am a robot...... :wondering:

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Sean Campbell wrote: Alex....I’m at a total loss for words. I’m beginning to think Richard May be onto something! :imaoIn all seriousness, you do great work. I find it especially heart warming that you take time to save fans that most wouldn’t work on and display them proudly for their history. This is truly what the hobby is about. But geez man, we may have to ease you up a bit so Steve Stevens “Patina Sense” doesn’t start tingling! XD:imao


Really and truly, I have tried to make myself appreciate patina. It never works. My entire career for 18 years has involved restoring Antique furniture and lighting. How am I going to make stuff look awesome all day at work, then come home and stare at a chipped up, tarnished, bent up fan? And I can't afford "original" fans in any reasonable condition. Most I get are basket cases anyway, as many have seen in the photo threads.

If that read like a rant, it was. Sorry Sean!. LOL
I get a bit bothered by the constant "just rewire and wax it" comments(not here, but on FB). It is so easy not to restore fans, so if I could appreciate a fan that looked its' age, I'd save a lot of time, money, agitation, and labor. A lot of us struggle with this. Whether it is lack of spare time, monetary reasons, personal preference, etc; some folks just like to leave a running fan as it is. I'm glad they can love their fans as such.

I know people mean well by wanting old stuff to look old, but heck; I'd  restore an ultra rare 1890s tripod if I found one.  :pacifier:

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I'm with you Alex, I like mine to look "Original" as in "New" the way they were made. They were not made rusty, crusty, chipped, tarnished, and dirty. There are other collectors whom I respect very much, that disagree. That's fine, because my "New" condition fans will eventually be rusty, crusty, chipped, tarnished, and dirty. After I am dead.

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Richard Daugird wrote: I'm with you Alex, I like mine to look "Original" as in "New" the way they were made. They were not made rusty, crusty, chipped, tarnished, and dirty. There are other collectors whom I respect very much, that disagree. That's fine, because my "New" condition fans will eventually be rusty, crusty, chipped, tarnished, and dirty. After I am dead.
Amen to that, Richard! :cool:

Current Project is a 1941 Emerson 6250-AF Pedestal fan.



Paint came in yesterday, so will finish working on it this weekend. :clap:




































Then had to figure out a way to use my 8" buffing wheel to polish these gorgeous blades without damaging them! Got the technique, and just need to do the other three wings. haha




I have a brass cage badge on the way, and once my unemployment check comes(I got laid off, because of non-essential business closure order), I will order a brass motor tag for it from Mr.Coleman ASAP!

Should be done with that one by Monday/Tuesday(aside from the motor tag, which could be more than a month away being a custom tag)....Hopefully!

Will be starting on this one next week. My first R&M! 
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