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Project by RallyRick posted 11-19-2015 10:40 PM 2981 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is kind of funny…my neighbor had some stuff on the street with a sign ‘Free’. In this stuff were 2 ceiling fans. All day I was thinking of what I could make with the fan motor…This is what I came up with!





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#1 posted 11-19-2015 11:11 PM

Lol. Does it work?!

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#2 posted 11-19-2015 11:50 PM

I do believe that you have too much time on your hands! LOL

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#3 posted 11-19-2015 11:56 PM

Very interesting.
Needs a motor cover me thinks.

I just had to come back and add that it would have 3 speeds for use. LOL

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#4 posted 11-20-2015 12:30 AM

You da man. I love tinkering. So I can say “told ya so.”

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 11-20-2015 01:33 AM

WOW!!! Great imagination. Proves that nothing is impossible. (Oops, better be careful saying that. Have you ever tried to milk a cow with a 4inch crescent???)

Congratulations.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 11-20-2015 02:48 AM

That is different. Points for creativity.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 11-20-2015 10:52 AM

That is way too cool! I bought a wooden jointer at a garage sale once. It had working infeed and outfeed ways and everything…wonder where I put that…

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#8 posted 11-20-2015 11:46 AM

Very ingenious. Congratulation and thank for share

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#9 posted 11-20-2015 03:49 PM

Add a light dimmer switch and you have a variable speed lathe :)

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#10 posted 11-20-2015 07:25 PM

Put a sanding disk on the other motor and you could make a sharpening system. It should work well for chisels and plane blades.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#11 posted 11-21-2015 02:03 AM

Neat idea, proof you are only limited by your imagination.

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#12 posted 11-21-2015 12:33 PM

Excellent re-purposing. Way too many motors get thrown out that could easily be reporposed.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#13 posted 11-24-2015 11:31 PM

I like it! Great use of old ‘junk’ (no more!).

-- --bch

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