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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 12:28 pm
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David Kilnapp

 

Joined: Tue Apr 17th, 2018
Location: Pembroke, Massachusetts USA
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Thanks Rusty. Yes I did indeed restore all four but it was a team effort in most cases. I have been toying with the idea of buying my own buffing wheel to do the brass myself but then I dismiss the idea because a 3400 rpm spinning wheel is dangerous especially with cages which could easily cause tremendous harm. So I leave that to my good friend Ron Bethoney of New England Brass Refinishing in Brockton, MA. Rick Powell has been very kind to me and his japanning is unrivaled. Darryl Hudson provided the grommets and other parts for most of my fans so you see it is truly a group effort to bring these fans back to life. It will never be a money making opportunity for me as my out of pocket costs usually exceed what I might be able to sell these for. But the pleasure in seeing these treasures come back to life is priceless. I've given away about 40 or 50 fans to friends and family so that they may enjoy them also - priceless!