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This isn’t my project…it was my father’s project. He built this shop fan probably around the 1960’s and it still works, although I do need to replace the brittle power cord. It will be a great addition to my hot garage workshop because it sure does push out a lot of air. I like the simple design and thought others might like to see it. I can still hear him telling me to keep my hands out of it.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com





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HerbC

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#1 posted 08-05-2012 11:49 PM

We made one of those to go in a kitchen window. It was still working the last I heard a few years ago.

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 08-06-2012 01:12 AM

Where can I get one ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 08-06-2012 02:30 AM

50 years on and still working – that’s a good fan !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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harvey4804

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#4 posted 08-06-2012 06:13 AM

That don’t make them like they used to! LOL!!!

-- Ryan, FRMR HMM165 - HMX1 01-10

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 08-06-2012 08:11 AM

That is something to treasure

Shows how much your father cared for

your fingers.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Roger

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#6 posted 08-06-2012 01:30 PM

oh yes. you won’t find em like this anymore.

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

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Dustmite97

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#7 posted 08-06-2012 06:12 PM

That is one well built fan, still looks like it’s in good shape too.

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Surfside

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#8 posted 08-06-2012 07:04 PM

The fan is as strong as your father! 50 plus years and still works? That’s totally awesome!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Schwieb

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#9 posted 08-06-2012 07:25 PM

I love it. I made a big box fan when I was in high school for Dad’s workshop to cool things off in the summer. We ordered a blade and the rest of the parts from Graingers and used an old washing machine motor, 1/2” hardware cloth, and some plywood. That was about 1962 and it is still working today.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 08-06-2012 08:21 PM

A father’s legacy. I hope it will last for many, many years. Thanks for the share.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 08-06-2012 10:48 PM

Did you? Still have them all? ;-))

Looks like he made it like they used to ‘em!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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clieb91

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#12 posted 08-06-2012 11:18 PM

That looks like quite a workhorse. Thanks for sharing.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Bill Akins

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#13 posted 08-07-2012 08:21 PM

I bet that does push some air. I was working on my whirligig this weekend and realized that the new box fan I had bought this summer would hardly move any air.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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Steve

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#14 posted 08-07-2012 08:33 PM

I’m going to see if it will power my whirligig tonight. We haven’t had much wind in GA these days, except for the occasional tstorm. I was going to buy a cheap fan till I found this one in my dad’s old shop.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com

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#15 posted 08-08-2012 02:28 AM

Looks like a whole house fan that was re-purposed. Excellent piece

-- Norman

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