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Project by Arthouse posted 08-04-2013 02:04 AM 809 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The ’’Viking’’ another in a series of fan plans i have developed. The “Viking ’’ I call it because of the vintage 58 chevy pickup truck emblem from the fender wheels i took it off . One emblem was broken off so i cut the Viking from it and install it on the front fan cage. I then found a vintage airplane propeller and used it on the top wing. I then got the same wood as the old propeller douglass fir and made the bottom wing like the top ebonizing it with a butane burner. I then hammered the copper to match. I then welded the fuselage and installed the Chey 60 on the side . For the crown and glory I got an airplane hood ornament from an old Impala and installed it on top for a cool fan that runs and oscillates. The propeller is six feet long and when it oscillates it swings three feet from side to side . All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 04:49 AM

COOL stuff, as usual…

Thank you.

-- 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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Bluepine38

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 05:16 AM

I will not even ask you what your source is for these wonderful fans, but you are outdoing them with your
imaginative and artistic use of vintage material to make these wonderful fan airplanes. Thank you once again
for sharing your flights of fancy with us.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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steliart

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#3 posted 08-04-2013 09:45 AM

Nice one too !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 08-07-2013 04:48 PM

Another amazing art piece. I always enjoy seeing your awesome fan planes, very creative made of unique materials. Excellent work!

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Arlin Eastman

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#5 posted 08-07-2013 04:59 PM

Well done for sure

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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twokidsnosleep

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#6 posted 08-09-2013 05:49 AM

This is so cool
Impressive concept, design and fabrication

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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