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 Posted: Sun Mar 22nd, 2020 10:29 pm
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Patrick Ray
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With everything that is going on out there, we are finding ourselves with more time to work on our beloved fans! Lets see what everyone is working on!

Here's my Menominee Clamshell that I put together from one I had (great blade and cage but burned up stator) and one I got from Chad Hunter (thanks a ton!).  All original finish on the motor housing...base...clamshell portion (whatever you decide to term it). and I chose Rustoleum Black Stainless Steel paint for the blades and cage.  Love this lil guy! And it's approved by Bella Cat!









Next up is an Emerson 35661 "Hotel" ceiling fan.  Huge shout out to Dustin Soto of Mirror Image Coating in Kenosha, WI for doing a phenomenal job with the satin black powder coat.  Used him for years for work projects and started using him for my fan projects recently.  His work is top-notch!  Justin and his guys at CDM Woodworking in Antioch, IL made me 6 new blades and they look perfect and he got the weight of each one spot on!  I'm hoping to get a few more parts together and get this one hung up in our home soon!









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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2020 12:11 am
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Jim Roadt
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Trying my luck at Jappaning on 11644

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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2020 12:12 am
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I love the clamshell! I am quite partial to them myself. 

As for my projects, I’ll be working on an R&M stamped steel, Westy All Brass, and my Sprague Lundell.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2020 12:50 am
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Looking good so far Jim!  This your first Jappaning project?

Love the trio of Menominee fans Sean!

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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2020 03:44 pm
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I did this:





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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2020 06:55 pm
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While the AFC Museum is closed indefinitely and Fanimation is running a skeleton crew, Eddie and I are expanding the shop during the down time. We are adding an additional 500 sf along with some older equipment, including drill presses and a Bridgeport milling machine. We've made two addition work tables. We've been hanging some signs in the shop and are reorganizing all the cabinets. Once we've accomplished this, then it's on to rehanging all of my hand tools. I'll post pictures in a week or so of the completed project, but here are some pics of the messes we've created......





















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OMG Kim - I want to work in that shop for just one day !

*drools*

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Dream shop at a dream job. I can't believe they actaully pay you to work there! I should be so lucky. I spent the afternoon cleaning out a deep fryer...

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Emerson Junior, worked on it for 2 hours today, finish the wiring, install switch in it and cage on tomorrow. Then clean the finger prints off.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 23rd, 2020 10:59 pm
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Cooking Japanning on 11644



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I definitely see a road trip in my future to see that workshop! Love the pictures of the ladies of the cinema - classic beauties!

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You should stop on by when you do. I live 30 minutes away! :D
David Kilnapp wrote: I definitely see a road trip in my future to see that workshop! Love the pictures of the ladies of the cinema - classic beauties!

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David Kilnapp wrote: I definitely see a road trip in my future to see that workshop! Love the pictures of the ladies of the cinema - classic beauties!We are "tentatively" planning the Meet @ the Museum for Aug 27,28, and 29. Hopefully things will have settled down by then. Plan a visit then. We set up a 40x60 tent on the northside of Fanimation with tables and chairs for displays, the shop and Museum are open, and the grill will be going all three days. Adult beverages on ice, along with water and pop. We didn't put it on last year because of our hosting of Fan Fair, but we'll be in full swing this year. The shop is also open for working too. In 2018, we had 78 attendees over the three days. I think everyone had a good time.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2020 12:23 pm
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How's your Jappaning project going Jim?

Great to see all the projects everyone is working on!

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2nd coat looks and feels unbelievable 

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Looks great Jim πŸ‘. That's gonna be another beauty when you are finished.

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I think I am finally going to get my powdercoating outfit set up in the garage after all these years.

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Tried Ponypool today
 First coat poured on and cooked 3 hours at 400 degrees
This pic is drip drying prior to cooking



First coat was a bit dull and rough because only housing I had to experiment with had rough powder coating on it  
This pic  is second coat poured on drip drying



cooked 3 hours at 400 degrees
Turned out much better . 
This pic after cooking

 Looks good nice color,shine, and feels just like Japan



Ponypool


Another way to do it would be fill a bowl with water pour paint in and dip housing in.

or have enough of this ponypool and dip directly in that ( that might be too thick and a mess )

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Mid-50's (54+) Power-Aire?? It has the one-piece, 3-blade phenolic plastic blade. Some re-wiring and lubricating and she's back in action...

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 Posted: Thu Mar 26th, 2020 10:00 pm
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Just reassembled one of my Menominee clamshells. I cleaned the commutator, serviced the bearings, installed new wicks, and oiled the fan. She’s ready for fan season! :clap:
(All original Japan btw.)

Last edited on Thu Mar 26th, 2020 10:01 pm by Sean Campbell

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Great projects all.

I thought I'd get some exercise and determine my desktop heavyweight champ.

I weighed all the big boys and got a few surprises.
Westinghouse tank 12” 22.8 lbs
Century 5 speed 16” 22.4 lbs
Ideal 12” 21.2 lbs (great fan and really solid, surprisingly heavy)

And the heavyweight champ of my collection...
weighing in at a spectacular 29.4 lbs, the
winner by a knockout... the Emerson 16” 29668

Weighed some others but no heavyweight contenders among them. Interesting exercise tho... I expected the Westinghouse Vader 12” to be really heavy with that huge foot, but it was only 19.6 lbs. Some of the 12” Emerson daily runners were heavier.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 28th, 2020 05:32 pm
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Beautiful!

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