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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 07:23 am
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Jim Dunn
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Hi All. Some time ago a fellow AFCA member started this project but it didn't go anywhere for other members so I took it apon myself to have a shot at it with the help of a mate who is more than proficient at all the software work.It resulted  in producing this brass 3D printed cage badge which I'm hoping will be helpful for others to finish their WE project.Shapeways over there in America made it for me so if you require one please just follow the link
https://www.shapeways.com/product/FQPTERWWU/western-electric-company-fan-badge-fb-b?li=shareProduct


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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 12:58 pm
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Tony Clayton
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Amazing  👏 Wish I had one.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 02:07 pm
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Chris A. Campbell
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Impressive. Are these cast from a 3D printed template.

If subject moved to pre 1950 forum I am sure someone there could use one

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 03:23 pm
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Hey G'day Jim , do you think it would be possible to 3D print a useable copy of the 12" early Hunter electric badge "HE" even though it was a stamping out of sheet brass ?   there's more than a handful of those fans missing that fancy cursive badge. Wishing you the best for "Down Under" from "Up Here"  :up: , Cheers , Geoff

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 Posted: Sat Oct 24th, 2020 03:10 am
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Jim Dunn
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G'day Geoff. Nice to hear from you mateI think it would be possible. It would become a solid badge.I'm not expert. I would suggest you contact shapeways or another 3D printing company  and ask,but I doubt the process would be cheap.Unless you have a mate in the business,you almost have to get all that done in asia to make it affordable as labour is cheaper,but new technology is present.
Otherwise I would have thought you would have to go down the old school route of making a mould of the front of your badge,then get  casting then the badge pressed with thin brass sheet etc

Sorry... I'm not much help am I? :wondering:
Cheers J

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 Posted: Sun Oct 25th, 2020 02:14 am
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Jan Hendriks
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Hi all 
Big Thanks to Jim for the time and effort he put into getting the badge done  :hammer:
The badge is like a piece of jewelry....amazing quality ! 
first cab of the rank , :D   badge now has a cage :clap:  



loopy, da loop 



rear tabs only took a little tap with a aluminium punch , nice and secure









The spokes were silver soldered into cage ring ..for strength



Now to make the struts and Blade ....very happy here 





cheers form down here 
jan

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 Posted: Sun Oct 25th, 2020 05:31 am
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Jim Kovar
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Jan Hendriks wrote: ...first cab off the rank...
Had to look that one up, Jan.   :shock:

You Aussies sure talk funny!   :P



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 Posted: Sun Oct 25th, 2020 11:07 am
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Jim Kovar wrote: Jan Hendriks wrote: ...first cab off the rank...
Had to look that one up, Jan.   :shock:

You Aussies sure talk funny!   :P




Hi ya Jim ,
 thanks for showing the translation ... :clap:... :D..
i may speak Aussie    ...but im a KIWI .... :P

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 Posted: Sun Oct 25th, 2020 01:35 pm
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Pete Moulds
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Jan's cages are works of art.
He builds cages, for me, among other bits and pieces. My needs are driven by a collection of fans of which many are incomplete. It was the nature of what was available in Egypt, where I was living and collecting.
I am no metal working expert like him. There are not many other aspects of fan restoration where can I bring expertise, as skills learned from my day job. One area where I can help, however, is drawings.
On occasion Jan builds cages from my drawings and research, because sometimes there are none left to copy or they are just too precious to lend and trust to postal deliveries.

Yesterday, I drew the Western Bipolar fan cage at exact scale from photographs and key measurements he supplied. His results of creating them are achieved so completely and so quickly, it is a pleasure for me just to see them. The drawings are to full scale and there is no distortion by depth, every element is absolutely to scale. It means Jan can print them out to true scale and use them on his work board as a direct blueprint.



Keep on truckin' Jan.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 25th, 2020 04:20 pm
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Jim Kovar
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Jan Hendriks wrote: Jim Kovar wrote: Jan Hendriks wrote: ...first cab off the rank...
You Aussies sure talk funny!   :P

i may speak Aussie    ...but im a KIWI .... :P

That's OK, Jan, y'all prob'ly think
some Seppo English is funny too...

For example,...  a pouch to hold

items worn around the waist,...

we Americans call a "fanny pack."

Funny, ain't it?   :D


A "moot" point?   Yes, it is!   :P


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 Posted: Mon Oct 26th, 2020 03:08 pm
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Jim Dunn
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Congrats Jan Your first WE cage is awesome!It’s a beautiful to see the collaboration and friendship between you guys and the continuing resurrection of our old fans.Thank you.. you have and continue to, help me  get  some of my old girls back to life.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 27th, 2020 01:22 am
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Jan Hendriks
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Hello Mr Dunn ,   I  enjoy my work,  as you already know .. :clap:
when you think of it, a truly international project ,
your self ,Australian ,with  friends in 3 other countries involved 
USA , Vietnam & Indonesia ,......put together by a Kiwi .. :D
Struts were made this morning , clip for the bottom still to be made . also hoping the thread on these fans is easy to match ??
as my machinist will have to make the bolt to hold the clip ,plus one mounting strut nut .






C ya  jan

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 Posted: Tue Oct 27th, 2020 02:25 am
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If you ever do one of these I would be interested,

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 Posted: Tue Oct 27th, 2020 03:42 am
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Louis Luu
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One of the most beautiful badge I have seen (Jim Dunn)! Beautiful cage (Jan Hendriks).

David...that is a neat badge...never seen one of those before.

Last edited on Tue Oct 27th, 2020 03:44 am by Louis Luu

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 Posted: Wed Oct 28th, 2020 11:40 am
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Donald Coleman
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Great work Jim!

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