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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2020 03:18 am
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Bobby Gaines
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It started out like this, the holes for the feet cracked out and as you cam see the fan was a basket case.



And this is what I came up with for the base. I cut out a 3/8" base plate with tab and brazed in a collar I made for a variable speed switch.  Then drilled holes for head wire and power cord. Attached the case base to the tab foot base and filled over them












Made some brass struts and few other this, painted, polished and assembled and here it is.







I replaced the pot-metal bearing housings with brass one I got from Tim Marks, and had the stator rewound by Rick Huckabee. Runs smooth and does get hot.

   

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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2020 03:22 am
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Anthony Lindsey
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Nice work!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2020 03:39 am
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Patrick Ray
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Great fab work! That looks like out should be original. What did you use for a speed controller?

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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2020 05:01 am
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Bobby Gaines
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Patrick, I got them on Ebay. They said on Ebay USA but they come from China.HiLetgo 2000W PWM AC Motor Speed Control Module Dimmer Speed Regulator 50-220V

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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2020 12:01 pm
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Great Job.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2020 12:15 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Wow! That is really impressive fabrication work! And the mirror finish on the brass is spectacular! Amazing!!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2020 12:47 pm
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Bobby Gaines
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Thanks for all the nice comments! I really don't know what I am doing but it's fun. I come up with an idea and go with it, I have had some that I worked on all day and didn't like the way they turned out. I am restoring a Colonial front oscillator with a few parts missing. Thanks to members like Tony who sent me the measurements for the neck that I am fabricating. Still looking for an oiler for the front.
Thanks: Bobby

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John Smalley
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looking good Bobby

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Richard Daugird
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Nice work!

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Alex Rushing
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Saaaweet!  Very excellent custom!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2020 10:19 pm
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Tony Clayton
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Many years from now long after we are gone to the big fan collection in the sky. A new fan collector will come upon this just knowing they found a unknow porotype. Less the variable speed of course. Its looks amazing Bobby. 

Last edited on Tue Nov 17th, 2020 10:20 pm by Tony Clayton

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 Posted: Wed Nov 18th, 2020 12:28 am
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Stephen Chew
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:clap:Awesome work Bobby. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:.

Last edited on Wed Nov 18th, 2020 12:29 am by Stephen Chew

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Jim Kovar
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Bobby, that's so
 KEWL!

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Steve Sherwood
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Very nice.

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