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Overhead Fan on T Track

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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 12-12-2018 07:34 PM 1211 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shops get hot, sometimes hot enough I actually turn on the AC. But for those days when you just want some air movement a fan will do. Problem is they are always in the way, usually at the worst of times. I had mounted this same fan to a plate and made it swivel but that still left it in the way and with the low ceiling I banged my head a few times to many.

Someone gave me a T Track for a garage door. So I repainted it, mounted to my ceiling and made a trolley to allow me to move it back and forth. Used some Corian strips as runners. Gives it smooth action without just flying across to the other side with the slightest push. The knob at the back allows for holding it position when needed. In testing probably not needed but hey just to be sure. The power wire is attached to a small corded reel someone threw away for a bad plug.

No an heirloom but sure is nice to be able to move it when needed without a hassle.

Enjoy and be inspired.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 12-12-2018 08:45 PM

A nice project and a good rescue of the cord reel too.

Anytime we make things to help us work better it is a good idea!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 12-12-2018 10:04 PM

Now that is awesome thinking. Love it. Great job buddy

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#3 posted 12-12-2018 10:29 PM

Cool idea. Being able to move it easily when needed and not be in the way, super.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 12-12-2018 10:51 PM

I’m going to remember this one, mighty fine idea!

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#5 posted 12-12-2018 11:33 PM

Would also be good for lights. Good idea.

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#6 posted 12-13-2018 12:42 AM

COOL idea!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 12-13-2018 01:16 AM

That’s my boy. Love how your mind works.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#8 posted 12-13-2018 01:38 AM

Very ingenious, Gunny. I here is Michigan it would have to be a heater right now!!

cheers, JIm

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

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 12-13-2018 02:16 AM

Thanks guys!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 12-13-2018 02:35 AM

Clever solution.

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#11 posted 12-13-2018 11:28 AM

Great Idea… Yep come spring this is something I should consider.

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000

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#12 posted 12-13-2018 03:20 PM

Nicely Done!
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Now all I need is 100’ of track and a cord reel.

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#13 posted 12-14-2018 12:07 AM


- jbay


Holly hell jb... you gonna make chopsticks for giants?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 12-14-2018 02:21 AM



Nicely Done!
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Now all I need is 100 of track and a cord reel.

- jbay

ROFL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 12-14-2018 06:38 AM

GOOD IDEA!!

COOL!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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