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 Posted: Wed Mar 23rd, 2016 10:15 pm
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Rob Duffy
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Looking for a good condition Tesla blade, preferably one that hasn't been repaired.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 23rd, 2016 10:44 pm
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Ted Kaczor
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I know you're are looking for original by I could make you and new improved set, better than the original for sure. Not polished on pictures.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 23rd, 2016 10:51 pm
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Ted Kaczor wrote: I know you're are looking for original by I could make you and new improved set, better than the original for sure.How well could you replicate this design on the front?

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 Posted: Thu Mar 24th, 2016 10:43 am
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Rob Duffy wrote: Ted Kaczor wrote: I know you're are looking for original by I could make you and new improved set, better than the original for sure.How well could you replicate this design on the front?


Rob, how well? not even close.

I didn't replicate it as it was simply bad design, I came to that conclusion after repairing about 4 or 5 of those in the past. They all had blob of solder in the middle around the protruding tube to hold spider with blades as the original square punch/locking/crimping simply became loose, after that happened you don't have option to repair it other than ugly solder which does not provide adequate spider legs/blades support anyway, you need to remember after soldering balancing blades is needed again, by doing so blades will get loose again, also you apply significant heat on blades and spider legs making them soft permanently. I revisited the original design and made made my own. There are two pins inside underneath nut to prevent blades from turning and special locking nut up front preventing loosening spider legs with blades in case you need to balance them and re-balance again (bend). It would be easier for me just replicate the "square punch spider legs locking" method but that would mean going back to flimsy design. Hopefully this explanation will answer your question +picture below. I provided about 4 of these for collectors and they were satisfied, maybe one of them will post his opinion. 

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I'd probably go for Ted's blade and never have problems. Chances of finding an original one is probably nil, and you could always resell Ted's if you did find an original. Guarantee that someone would snatch it up given how nice his work is. 👍🏻

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Cory Baughn wrote: I'd probably go for Ted's blade and never have problems. Chances of finding an original one is probably nil, and you could always resell Ted's if you did find an original. Guarantee that someone would snatch it up given how nice his work is. 👍🏻I already have a blade that's been modified to work. If I didn't have a blade, I would most certainly go for Ted's work as I've bought from him in the past and he does beautiful work. I'm looking to restore this fan back to it's 1898 originality, including minor details such as the hub. I know it may take a great deal of time before a correct blade shows up but the wait is worth it. Thank you for your input though.

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