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Project by Arthouse posted 09-11-2013 12:59 AM 1743 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a vintage fan on a vintage survey Tri -Pod . I first turned a plate like round that accepted the fan base and bolted it down to the brass top plate . I proceeded by drilling thru the brass fitting on top for a electric wire then routed a small groove to hid the cord down to the bottom . I envisioned a bi plane so I glued the two rod’s together and drilled 1/4 angled hole for the dowels in the bottom rod. I then fashioned all the brass including small wheels on bottom wing and polished all brass. The tri -pod stand was too high with the fan and wings so I cut 6 ’’ off the bottom giving me the metal points to use one for the tail. I cut a small groove to hold a machinist folding ruler and screwed to the tail section. I went to a show this weekend and this one was sold right off the bat. I didn’t even have closure on it. I really like this design and will make more with stand. 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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#1 posted 09-11-2013 02:24 AM

this is really nice, there are folks out there to whom this piece will really have have some deep meaning, you did a great job here..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 09-11-2013 07:32 AM

Just love the way your brain ticks, man you come up with some real cool projects :: ))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 09-11-2013 08:22 AM

I bit of history in the form of art. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 09-11-2013 01:38 PM

Nothing succeeds like success, you are really on a roll with these airplane fans, having fun and making money
too. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Marty 529

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#5 posted 09-11-2013 03:17 PM

Wow! I love the concept. A beautiful and creative design. This is the kind of stuff that inspires me to do repurposing. I love this project and I’m not surprised that it sold right away. Well done :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 09-11-2013 04:00 PM

COOL adaptation…

Proves the thing about… if there’s a will there’s a way… etc.

Good job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 09-11-2013 08:26 PM

This is a great piece. I really like it.

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#8 posted 09-11-2013 09:34 PM

I like it! great job, can’t wait to see more

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#9 posted 09-16-2013 02:37 PM

Awesome project! Very imaginative creation, it makes a great addition to a cool and vintage collection of unique pieces. No wonder it sold right away. Excellent work!

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