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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-07-2012 01:02 AM 2152 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fan I made some time ago and I don’t see that I posted it here. We needed fan that did not take a lot of power when we go dry camping with the motor home. I got this cheap 12v electronics cooling fan and built a case around it out of oak and put a switch and cigarette lighter plug on it. It runs good and is real quiet.

It is red oak and Z 120 stain and clear lacquered

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





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#1 posted 07-07-2012 01:05 AM

cool. really… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 01:36 AM

Thats a great idea, I may need to make one powered off usb for the office.

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 01:53 AM

Nice work Jim, sure will make camping a bit more comfortable.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 01:57 AM

heck of a good idea Jim. Perfect for the rv

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 02:10 AM

neat idea

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#6 posted 07-07-2012 03:30 AM

Cool COOL fan! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 07-07-2012 04:10 AM

Very cool. I wonder if you could run one of these from a USB port? I don’t even know what voltage/current you can draw from a USB.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 07-07-2012 09:04 AM

Never enough fans theese hot days,nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 10:35 AM

You turn out some beautiful work Jim, not only the workmanship but also the designs.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#10 posted 07-07-2012 10:36 AM

Wow, that’s nice. Novelty and functionality combined.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#11 posted 07-07-2012 01:31 PM

Great idea.
USB 2.0….5V-500mA
USB 3.0…5V-900mA

-- MW | www.MissionWorks.com

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#12 posted 07-07-2012 04:50 PM

Missionworks, I’d worry about too much power drain through a USB for a motor driven item like a fan. The voltage posted would not run it anyway. They probably do that to limit it to powering miniature electronic circuits.
I amazed at what can be run through the USB all at once!!!!!!!!!!!! That must mean Universal… something or other… for all it does!...................Jim

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

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#13 posted 07-07-2012 08:22 PM

Thanks MW.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#14 posted 07-07-2012 09:00 PM

Jim, You are one Crafty fellow!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#15 posted 07-07-2012 10:45 PM

Nicely done! I especially like that you’ve kept the fans in well, I ended up relying on double-stick tape ‘cause I didn’t plan ahead on my repurposing of computer fans.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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