October 5, 2017

fan-tastic challenge

hi my lovely people, long time no see, hope you're doing well! I'm able to enjoy the small but for me big joys of life the past 5 months again which is (like last year) the reason miniatures have had to take a back seat even more than ususal. But that doesn't mean it's of my radar! Thanks for your patience and for me not falling of yours ;), I truly appreciate you being here.


the ring around the motorpart is still loose at the bottom and from all the brass parts I've ever held in the fire to give it a nice antique look, only the blue thingy has ever turned into that color ;) But it's all going to be painted black anyway
I wanted to wait until finished, but too excited about it, so I'd like to show where I am with the latest project I'm working on: an antique table-fan, with a tiny motor to make it actually work! Lot's of fun of course, but as you can understand this comes with some additional challenges.


Especially because I got the great idea to make it with a working switch.. ;). I know I know, why right? It's too small actually and I have no clue if it's possible to get it that way, but I do know how to technically make it work (in my non-technical head that is, haha). It's 'just' a matter of getting the tiny parts where they need to go and for the switch to be able to let the current flow through and interrupt it. But it's about tiny parts anyway, so I'm sure I'll manage somehow :D.


the thing I need to tackle right now is to get the rotor blade to fit in the frame while being able to move around. As it is the axis isn't long enough, making the blade too close to the back of the frame. Besides that I don't yet know how to extend the axis in the best way, I'm also very limited with what I can add regarding weight. I'm already not sure if the motor can handle the weight of the blade as it is, will test that as soon as possible.

To be continued..


22 comments:

  1. Es una preciosidad consigas o no que funcione. Besujis!!!

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    1. Hola Isabel, no estaba destinado a ser, pero si se puede utilizar como un tutorial que sería genial! Al menos es posible calcular algunas cosas con él. Gracias por tu comentario: D

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  3. It is so nice to see you back Monique. What an exciting project. It looks great too. I look forward to seeing more soon. XXX

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    1. Thank you so much Catherine, I'm so grateful and happy to notice you're all still with me.. I'll be visiting your blogs as well again, just haven't had the possibility for quite some time, but I'm very curious to what all of you have been up to!

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  4. Dear Monique, it looks like you are pursuing another Fan-tastic project!!! What an amazing idea to try to make it work!!! I will be hoping you figure out all your little...no tiny... problems! This looks really amazing! And I am so glad to see another post from you!!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Betsy, I'm so glad and grateful you're still here.. I'll be visiting your blogs again too, just haven't had the opportunity for quite some time, but I'd love to see what all of you've been up to :D

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  5. Que proyecto tan interesante! el ventilador se ve muy real y cuando funcione,será impresionante!
    Besos.

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    1. Muchos gracias Pilar, tus cumplidos significan mucho para mí! :D

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  6. You are amazing... Crazy, but amazing! :O)

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    1. Haha, thank so much Jodi, that's my favorite kind of comment :D

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  7. Hello Monique,
    It is great to have you back. That is such an amazing project. It is looking great and I cannot wait to see the finished piece.
    Welcome back!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thank you so much Giac, that's so sweet. I'm looking forward to see what you've been up to, I'm sure it's some great and cool stuff! Big hug to you too my dear!

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  8. Very nice fan! I know you'll figure a way to extend the arbor :)

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! And for the vote of confidence, means a lot! :D

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  9. Your self-imposed FANTASTIC challenges, continue to Fascinate and keep me spellbound. But just make sure that all of your other tiny treasures are firmly anchored into place BEFORE you turn your fan ON ;D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth, you're so sweet. Haha, you're absolutely right, I should, thanks for making me aware of that, I would never have thought of that, hahaha :D :D :D

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  10. Ooooooooh, this is very exciting!!! :D

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  11. Wow, you do like a challenge. I'm sure you will figure it out and I look forward to seeing it finished.

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  12. It's looking great already! I hope you have magnifying glasses ;-)

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  13. Jaaaa wat gaaaaf! Het lukt je vast! De onderdelen zien er alvast geweldig uit. Mooie uitdaging zeg!

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