Garage Propeller Ceiling Fan
This ceiling fan was made from disparate pieces up. The motor was indeed a surplus ceiling fan motor purchased from Surplus.com for about 5 dollars.
The fan blades were cut from ¼” plywood and painted to look like the propeller of a Tiger Shark fighter plane. I used to like to build model planes when I was a boy.
The tips of the propeller glow in the dark. And when it spins it has a “Spencer’s” effect, they glow in the dark.
The fan blade holders were purchased at Menards and the motor housing carefully drilled and tapped with threads to accommodate the fan bladed holders.
It helps circulate the air in the garage on hot summer days and dry painted things quicker. As it is located above the workbench is disperses dust and fumes away from the head, to help make work go safer.
Thomas Paul Murphy
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