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 Posted: Sun Jan 12th, 2020 04:30 pm
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Joel Schmid
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Hey all !
Lets see where you labor for the love of fans !
Show off your workshop !

What are some of your favorite tools for fan work ?
What are some of your LEAST favorite tools - or ones you thought would be great but turned out to be stinkers ?

I will start.
I have two work areas. This is the smaller one.
I am currently working on a Westy Hawthorne tank with centrifugal start.

Both my work areas have bright LED tube light fixtures.
I love the LED lighting. It makes everything stand out in high contrast.







For me the DREMEL is my goto tool. I use it for cleaning, grinding, cutting, sanding, and polishing. Its a real handymans handy-tool !

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 Posted: Sun Jan 12th, 2020 07:07 pm
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Steve Sherwood
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After years of working in this old shop,in the basement, I repainted everything and installed a new sink.



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 Posted: Sun Jan 12th, 2020 09:39 pm
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Joel Schmid
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Nice Steve !That’s one thing I wish I had was a sink down cellar.

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Steven P Dempsey
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I have several work areas, this is kind of undercover

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Steven P Dempsey
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this bench was in my attic, I disassembled & put it out on our front 2 story deck

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Steven P Dempsey
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my last job

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Steven P Dempsey
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Old kitchen cabinets? Nice

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I live alone in a three bedroom house in the middle of a LONG re-modeling process, so I plan to make the middle sized room a fan shop, and get the garage back in "auto shop" mode. I also have a small separate building with machine tools. 


Nice having a lathe David. I have a 1934 Southbend, their first year of the 9" toolroom lathe. I also have a 1968 Millrite knee mill. Unfortunately, neither is working at the moment, but luckily I have a couple friends with machine shops at home.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 13th, 2020 04:09 pm
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Joel Schmid
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Sweet set ups guys !
Wow David you have LOTS of cool old trinkets in your shop !
That must really set the mood to work on old fans !
:clap:Hey David - where did you get that swing-out seat ?
Does anyone still make them ?

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Richard Daugird
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https://www.benchcrafted.com/swingawayseat

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I found the swing out seat at a garage sale, it turned out to be perfect for my needs. I have never seen another..i've always love the old stuff..  Did anyone spot the coleman deflector project in the background. I should have it up and running soon.. just waiting to get excited about it again.. I've kinda lost interest..

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not as many tools but effective.

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I moved my shop from a garage in Florida to the Museum in 2015. After being here for four years, Eddie and I will be expanding into the space next to us in the coming month. That way we'll have more room for woodworking equipment, along with an old Bridgeport mill, a floor standing drill press, and couple of grinders. Excuse the mess, but it is a working shop.....In the last picture are the ladies...They keep an eye on us to make sure we're no goofing off.













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there are always winners and losers.. so far..Kim is the winner of the best fan shop award.. and the ladies just put it right over the top.. jealous

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 Posted: Tue Jan 14th, 2020 04:16 pm
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Joel Schmid
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YEP -
Just give the "Best shop" trophy to Kim ....
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Michael Rathberger
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I think it's all the banana's they eat...

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Kim Frank
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We'll be putting on the annual Meet at the Museum again this year in September. The dates aren't set yet but I'm thinking either the 10-12th or 24-26th. Hopefully the shop will be clean by then.....


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George Durbin
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I just buy the museum shirts with 3 Ls' A classic shirt from the incredible minds of Kim and Eddie!

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Not gonna come even close to Kim, but here is my restoration workshop at home. It is 600sq.ft. Three equipped work benches, tool storage, etc. I I don't have a lot of fan parts laying around, because I am a fanatic about completing something after I take it apart, so I always make sure I have everything I need lined up ahead of time and don't buy parts fans(since I'll inevitably feel the OCD need to get those going too, etc, etc).
Pics out of order, but shop guys will be able to make heads and tails out of the pics. :D

My newest toy I have not found a place for yet.


Everything else.



















































































I did not photograph the electronics repair area(oscilloscopes and specialized equipment) or computer repair/custom build area.



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Sean Campbell
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Nice shops guys! I got to see Kim’s in action awhile ago! (Nice Mantel clocks Alex!)

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Thank you, Sean!
Those are in line for repair at some point. I've got to CLA one, one needs a bubble glass, and one needs the tone rods tuned. Nothing serious, but the fans have been taking bench time up since August. :)

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Nice collection of tools Alex !
Love the big old Pickle fork !
That for getting Emmy blades off ?
:hammer: :imao

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