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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 12:42 am
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David Kilnapp
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Friends:  You recall this sad kidney bowl fan that arrived with the smashed bowl:
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Thanks to the following folks for sharing their talents with me to resurrect this beauty:

Rick Powell for his wonderful Japanne work and for the speed decal;
Chad Baker  (http://www.antiquefanparts.com) for providing replacement struts, blade, pointer and cage;
Darryl Hudson for repairing the switch lever;
Tony Clayton for his wonderfully supple headwire;
Ron Bethoney for his usual wonderful work on bringing the brass to life;
And last, but not least, to Todd Thrasher, for providing me with the brass replacement bowl.

This fan now runs as good as it looks.

Last edited on Wed May 20th, 2020 12:47 am by David Kilnapp

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 01:12 am
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David, you are singlehandedly making great headway in restoring a lot of fans to beautiful condition.   My unrestored fans may become lonely.   Nice work.

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 01:17 am
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David Kilnapp
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You are too kind, Steve. I'll never approach the depth and breadth of your knowledge and I appreciate that you always share it with me whenever I ask. You are a great resource.

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 01:39 am
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John Smalley
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Great job.

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 01:57 am
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Steve Stephens
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David Kilnapp wrote: You are too kind, Steve. I'll never approach the depth and breadth of your knowledge and I appreciate that you always share it with me whenever I ask. You are a great resource.But I don't know if I will ever get close to you David in the area of restoration, finishes, wiring, trouble shooting and all that you do that I don't or haven't done.  Some different interests in fans.

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 10:07 am
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Lane Shirey
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That’s a sweet one Dave!  

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David
Beautiful restoration.  Outstanding work. 

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 11:30 am
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David Kilnapp
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Thank you all for your kind comments.

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 11:30 am
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David Kilnapp
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I’ll be selling my other kidney bowl on the WTB/WTS part of the forum shortly. Don’t need two!

Last edited on Wed May 20th, 2020 02:45 pm by David Kilnapp

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David Kilnapp
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I have been asked to write an article about this restoration for the magazine. The final assembly took five hours and quite a bit of tweaking to get it right. I’ve learned so much over the last few years and I have quite a bit more to learn. I used every bit of my experience to get this one just right. These grand machines deserve nothing less.

Last edited on Wed May 20th, 2020 11:34 am by David Kilnapp

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 02:58 pm
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Tom Morel
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This looks great David. Excellent craftsmanship. I've found that these Kidneys make great users with nice, slow oscillation and good difference between speeds.

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 03:05 pm
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Alex Rushing
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Absolutely stunning, David!
Top-notch resto right there!

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 04:11 pm
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Sean Campbell
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As others have said, you really did do an outstanding job. That brass gearbox looks great!

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2020 05:15 pm
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Dennis Lebow
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Great Job David,  beautiful restoration always enjoy seeing what you have done,,,, Talk soon 

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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2020 01:31 am
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Tony Clayton
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Simply gorgeous David.

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