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 Posted: Thu Apr 1st, 2021 12:40 am
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Jim Roadt
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Finally finished restoring a Mathes Cooler Fan
Perhaps put a little too much effort in a $100 fan but I think it turned out all right

In previous post I was looking for replacement metal Louvers and the aluminum back....I no longer need those

Step 1

Get old beat up Mathes fan

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 Posted: Thu Apr 1st, 2021 01:00 am
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Jim Roadt
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Fabricate Walnut case






Have Bill fabricat an Aircraft aluminum blade








Fabricate walnut louvers 1/4" thick ...round edges with 1/8 round router bit...cut to length stain with Danish oil


Drill 7/64 hole in both ends with jig fabricated by my son on 3d printer install shutter pins and repeat 27 times





Use 3d jig to drill 1/4" holes in top and bottom
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Stick them in the top and invert onto motor and bottom







Slowly clamp together and drop louvers in place



Screw motor mounts ( with hopefully predrilled hole ) into top and bottom



Install back finger savers with pin nails



and enjoy.....make sure it works a few steps ago....





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Dave McManaman
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That is some gorgeous wood work there!  Nice job!!

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:up: :clap:

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Bobby Gaines
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Great looking fan, nice work!

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 Posted: Thu Apr 1st, 2021 11:40 am
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Stan Adams
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Wow Jim, that is fantastic!

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 Posted: Thu Apr 1st, 2021 06:52 pm
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Stephen Chew
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:clap:Great restoration Jim. :clap:

Last edited on Thu Apr 1st, 2021 06:53 pm by Stephen Chew

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Richard Daugird
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Outstanding custom job!

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 Posted: Thu Apr 1st, 2021 09:06 pm
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Steve Sherwood
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WOW. Nice job.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 1st, 2021 09:27 pm
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Anthony Lindsey
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Good stuff!!

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 Posted: Thu Apr 1st, 2021 11:28 pm
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Wow, those all-wood louvers look amazing! I understand all too well how much time went into this. It will surely look good in any living room now.

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