Glad I had the foresight....

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by VANCE, Dec 17, 2020.

  1. VANCE

    VANCE Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    My trusty and mostly loyal fan has finally died. It happened just as I was preparing to make a batch of Bullseyes this morning. I was able to get the blades to spin briefly with the aid of the airhose but ultimately it spun it's last go yesterday afternoon. I might need to go on a sabbatical until Tuesday
    It's been a long time coming.......

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    Perhaps, some sort of Viking style send off is in order
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    Last edited: Dec 17, 2020
  2. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    RIP :(
     
  3. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Donate it’s parts that others my live
     
  4. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Bring it to Trackrock and we'll forge it into another form.....
     
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  5. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    I thought @Bmurray was your trusty and most loyal fan.
     
  6. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt

    Jun 23, 2007
    Lol.

    I hate when my high circulation fans die!!

    I had a few stainless Patton fans finally go belly up.

    I have two high velocity blower fans that I have use the heck out of over the last 14 or so years.

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    Good air movement without as much buffering as fan blades.
     
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  7. osprey888

    osprey888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 25, 2013
    With your skills you ought to be able to craft a Kephart or two out of that! :)
     
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  8. VANCE

    VANCE Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    High level of unknown Chinesium in the metal.
     
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  9. osprey888

    osprey888 Gold Member Gold Member

    707
    Apr 25, 2013
    Hadn't thought about that. Probably really corrosive.... and listens in on you when you use the knife....
     
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  10. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    So it’s the same “metal” FB’s are made from. Then you should be able to work with it and make a few Runts from it.
     
  11. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I think a cool art project can be made with this one. Industrial art, modern look.
     
  12. heat_treat

    heat_treat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 25, 2015
    Here is my favorite. From sometime between 1920-30 I believe and I claimed it from my grandfather's garage when he passed. Obviously before OSHA. ;) Still fully functional, oscillating and all...
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  13. Aardvark

    Aardvark Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    That's really a beauty!
    I'm sure that it makes the cats very nervous.
    Part of me is itching to restore it, the other part appreciates it as is, warts and all.

    Tortoise shell is cool, too.
     
  14. heat_treat

    heat_treat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 25, 2015
    Uh, yeah. :eek: This is in my garage and doesn't get used around pets or small children. The blades are made of brass (heavy) and the rear has basically NO guard at all.
     
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