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There is only one thing i hate more than breaking a FAN… That is buying a new one to replace it! AND THEY AINT CHEAP a CHEAP DESK fan from Wally world will set you back $25

So spend an afternoon making my first propeller! AND its is balanced!

NEXT time its gunna be 6 blades

-- No one likes the truth...





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#1 posted 02-16-2018 02:56 AM

Nice work & Well Done!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 02-16-2018 04:29 AM

I would not work a whole afternoon to save $25 unless I was having a whole lot of fun at it.

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#3 posted 02-16-2018 04:52 AM

I love it!! Nice work on it. That had to be fun making!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 02-16-2018 07:30 AM

Brilliant, I just love aerodynamics.
Regards
Anthm

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#5 posted 02-16-2018 12:14 PM

Interesting…I hope you will have the front guard on it.

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#6 posted 02-16-2018 01:08 PM

Well I did have fun on it. Had to make a jig to cut the slots for the blades. It turned out so fun I plan on making a 6 blade version maybe 8… Think I will cut the slots with my router this time for the 8 blade one

I almost cut the slut the reverse way.

-- No one likes the truth...

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#7 posted 02-16-2018 02:47 PM

It reminds me of the Douglas Adams quote:

“I am rarely happier than when spending entire day programming my computer to perform automatically a task that it would otherwise take me a good ten seconds to do by hand.”

Sometimes the joy is in the doing of it. Good job, woodworm. The attachment to the fan itself seems like it took some doing.

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woodworm1962

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#8 posted 02-16-2018 03:44 PM

No I just used the old White plastic screw cap. had to it was reversed thread.

-- No one likes the truth...

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woodworm1962

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#9 posted 02-16-2018 03:45 PM

I used to live next to a very talented FABRICATOR. He was a true artist made stuff out of anything. He would spend two days making a jig that took a second to machine one part!


It reminds me of the Douglas Adams quote:

“I am rarely happier than when spending entire day programming my computer to perform automatically a task that it would otherwise take me a good ten seconds to do by hand.”

Sometimes the joy is in the doing of it. Good job, woodworm. The attachment to the fan itself seems like it took some doing.

- Charlie Kilian


-- No one likes the truth...

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#10 posted 02-16-2018 05:49 PM

Very nicely done!

-- Mike

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#11 posted 02-16-2018 07:07 PM

I almost used wooden paint stirring stick they give you for free at the paint store.

-- No one likes the truth...

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#12 posted 02-16-2018 08:24 PM

I replaced my fan blade with a 4 blade prop used on RC planes.
The mount needed some work and balancing was not really an issue.
Instead of making my own blades I took the easy way!

You solution is more “fun”!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 02-16-2018 08:27 PM


I almost cut the slut the reverse way.

Is everyone choosing to ignore this or just chuckling to themselves and pretending like they didn’t see it…

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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woodworm1962

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#14 posted 02-16-2018 08:55 PM

I cut them in the correct orientation at 20 degrees I think. But when i was setting up to make the jig I did have ity backwards….

Measure twice cut once…. I should do that more often.

I think I am going to make a 6 or 8 bladed one tomorrow and use a 1/4 Spiral router bit to cut the slots instead of my Dado blade on the table saw.

Here is the weird thing. I was sure I would play hell balancing the damn thing but its pretty much perfect… AND its as quiet or quieter than the stock plastic blade! Go figure. I bet I dont get that lucky on the next one!

I almost cut the slut the reverse way.

Is everyone choosing to ignore this or just chuckling to themselves and pretending like they didn t see it…

- UpstateNYdude


-- No one likes the truth...

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#15 posted 02-16-2018 09:18 PM

It’s a cool project!
Wish you showed more on the process of making it. Now I’m a big fan of yours.

-- Dusty Lungs

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