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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 04:36 pm
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Kevin R. Braswell
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Recently I was hired to restore a 1952 Fasco fan for a lady.  In it's former life, the fan belonged to her grandfather.  The fan is a model J-124-A desk fan.  When I received the fan, it was in pretty bad shape.  The blade had cracks all around the hub and the nose cose was missing.  In addition to it's sorry appearance, it ran very slow due to years of gummed up dirt and grease.  The client asked for the fan to be painted black with gold blades.  It now runs perfect after a thorough cleaning and lubrication.  Here are some before photos...























































Here are some photos during the process.....






















































































Going back together......






























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Thanks for looking old sports!




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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 04:58 pm
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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 06:17 pm
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Trevor Soundararajan
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Excellent work sir.  The client was lucky to have crossed paths with you.

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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 06:39 pm
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Wow Kevin!

At lot of guys here would have tossed that fan! You turned it into a work of art! It is a beauty!!

geo...

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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 06:54 pm
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Congratulations on a job well done!

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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 07:07 pm
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Nice job

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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 07:55 pm
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nice work kevin

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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 08:13 pm
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:thumbup  Nice restore, Kevin.

I'm sure, from above,
Jim L. is smiling.

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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 08:27 pm
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Wow, that turned out stunning! I really like the color scheme chosen.

How did you restore the badging?

Your restoration of the pitted motor cover is quite amazing, too.

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I really like the textured look you went with on the nose cone. It really makes it pop. 

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 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 01:27 am
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George Durbin wrote: Wow Kevin!

At lot of guys here would have tossed that fan! You turned it into a work of art! It is a beauty!!

geo...

I agree Sir. Makes me think a lot of Fans out there can be saved and Made to look much better than when they were new.  I love the Fasco Fans. They are Pretty well made and easy to work on.  If she had not ask me to restore it, I would never have looked twice at this fan.  

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 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 01:28 am
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Austin Ko wrote: I really like the textured look you went with on the nose cone. It really makes it pop. 
Thanks for noticing that.  It was a last minute call. I wanted it to be different than just all gloss black. I was well pleased with the end result of the wrinkle finish. 

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David Allen wrote: Wow, that turned out stunning! I really like the color scheme chosen.

How did you restore the badging?

Your restoration of the pitted motor cover is quite amazing, too.


Lol! Those two items alone made me wonder why I took on this project. Lots of sanding, painting, sanding, painting,then  repeat for what felt like years.  I have some orange peal in the paint I wish I had sanded out and other things I wish had turned out better, but in the end I had to keep the time reasonable to fit the price she could pay. Best regards Old Sport. 

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 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 03:31 am
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Amazing! Nice job! Is this painted or powder coated? Looks like a perfect smooth shine! I wish I could get my paint jobs to look this good

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 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 12:23 pm
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Jeff Jones wrote: Amazing! Nice job! Is this painted or powder coated? Looks like a perfect smooth shine! I wish I could get my paint jobs to look this good
Thank you Old Sport! This is just old fashioned Enamel Paint. It last and is pretty strong in its on right. Most of all it is easy to touch up if scratched and such.  Thank you for the compliments. It is a good feeling when the end result turns out pleasing. 

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 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 01:12 pm
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tha came out terrific... how did you fix the cracks inn the blades? 

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 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 01:36 pm
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I love Fascos Kevin & that one came out stunning, great work!

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 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 06:00 pm
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Tom Zapf wrote: tha came out terrific... how did you fix the cracks inn the blades? 
I was not able to save the Old blade. I had to replace it. The cracks were just to much of a Risk in the blade coming apart. I will post some pictures of it later tonight. 

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 Posted: Wed May 10th, 2017 01:38 am
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Kevin R. Braswell wrote: Tom Zapf wrote: tha came out terrific... how did you fix the cracks inn the blades? 
I was not able to save the Old blade. I had to replace it. The cracks were just to much of a Risk in the blade coming apart. I will post some pictures of it later tonight. 

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 Posted: Wed May 10th, 2017 02:00 am
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Wow! came out great!

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That turned out awesome Kevin!  Nice save. I guess I need to start looking a bit closer at fans before I pass on them

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