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Bejon A. Boranian
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...process...

...Remember, safely first (x-acto). 😵🤔

...Just have to make 3 or 4 more of these and I'll be able to complete

a mini Westinghouse.

...'Till then.

 

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...Note the inner diameter... 🤔🙁

Good thing I caught it before developing another 3 to 4 rings-!

Before:

 

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My tester blades... I have many pre-made for sizing purposes...

The silver blade IS  actually larger in diameter than the blue... (PICS).

...Basically the ring went from barely able to fit a Penny size blade (blue) to 

now fitting the larger diameter Silver blade. 

 

 

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On 7/22/2022 at 5:09 AM, Tom Zapf said:

WOW.. YOUR SKILL WITH MINIATURES IS AMAZING. I WOULD BE GOING BLIND BY NOW ! 

 

Thank-you,

...Mini fans are my passion... At least, when I have some time to build them.

...

...My full-size fan collection may become a Free Giveaway someday... 🤔

...Seriously thinking about it as I can put 100+ mini fans in the space a regular

12" desk fan takes... 😵😲 ...

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Perfect example: 

Just one of my -many- idle full-size blade sets...

It did not blow much air before... (More noise than air).

PICS: (taped together for reference of shape before)

 

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I am now entering a new phase of how I collect fans...

Building fans is much more fun, a challenge at times, but fun. 😎

...I choose to either improve existing blades or make my own from scratch.

Here's this ones "After", an example of existing blade improvement. 👍

PICS: runs well off a DC motor, no plug necessary-!

 

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Given:

Plastic WASTE materials... Been sitting in the sun... They are ripe for blade making

(I think they were sandwich containers once..?..)

PICS: show source materials & blade under development.

This blade seems like just another GE... But is it..?  🤔

 

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On 7/29/2022 at 6:21 AM, Tom Zapf said:

your work is amazing ! 

Thanks, got more in development...💡😎

PICS:

Hint:

...is that a... GE... Six blade?

...Reverse (CCW) vortalex?

...National's 'impossible' to find "Panasonic" variation?

Yep!  Adding more & more to my mini fan style/ types.

Also testing different materials/ methods in which to build...

(Aluminum, plastic, recycle plastic).

 

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On 8/18/2022 at 6:01 AM, Tom Zapf said:

THAT IS VERY DETAILED !

Thank-you, I have more I'm working on...

...here's a peek:

"GE SUPER Luxo"

Thing about this type is..

...GE DID actually make some-!  (Sadly, was not for USA market). 😞

...

So far I have added to my mini styles/ types

for the vintage GE selection:

-"Vortalex"

-"Vortaluxe"

-"Super Luxo" (Newly added this year).

 

 

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...(From a used Frisbee Toy)

...Cut to size, hollowed out & put on a 2mm central hub w/stopper

to create an easily removable blade.

Put the blade back on with equal ease,

the stopper I installed ensures a balance fit with minimal effort.

(Stopper is made of transparent light cured glue)

Runs VERY smoothly at 3V-9V.

I will call it:

The HOLMES AIR TropiCooler  🤔💡

(For Deluxe series mini box fan/ mini Room air circulator)

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...I am testing the idea of a 'Performance'

1980's version of the "Emerlex" (GEMERSON) blade...

..Just gotta find some good, preferably transparent colorful plastic for mini scale... 🤔

...To be made in a variety of vibrant color.

 

 

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...Yep.

Why didn't I think of it before?

Disc cases such as this old game I don't use

offer a variety of colors and can withstand my heat treatment method. 😎

Here's the blade:

(See it compared to the TropiCooler blade)

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The color is a sort of neon green.

One of my smoothest running blades.

Really moves the air.

Shown powered at 9 volts.

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I aim to bring beautiful Colorful blade fans back from extinction-!

No waiting for fan companies, 

they had their chance and sadly gave up quality decades ago...

..I'm building my own fans, then I shall share them.

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Vortaluxe GEN 1 and GEN 2 (Ver. 3) Blades.

Blue and Green transparent.

Nearly finished, just needed final sanding/ polish and final balance.

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Still deciding if I should equip to a pedestal type or desk type...

 

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I’ve been following this thread for a while and I have to say I’m throughly impressed with how passionate you are about these keep it up! Also have you at all considered trying to upscale these into bigger fans?

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