Best Fan of the Year

Wow, it’s been almost a year since my last posting. Not that I was making that many postings anyway, but jeeze. I was really busy this year, everything from really getting out on my own, to special projects (I can’t put into writing), to winning Best Restoration of the Year. Yep it was a busy, but good year.

Although, 2018 looks like it might be even busier. I’m booked with fan restorations until at least July, I’m getting married in May and new clients are contacting me every day. This should be my outlet though. Maybe I can get on here more. Get some more of my work out there and get some more followers.

But let’s talk about the highlight of 2017, the coveted AFCA Best Restoration of the Year. All of the entries had to be a certain type of fan. 2017’s fan type was the Emerson 29646. I ended up restoring two of them, one for fun and one for the entry. I didn’t get any pictures of the other entries but I did get pictures of my own. Albeit, the pictures aren’t the greatest.

So each fan, was custom painted and all the hardware, ie; the acorn nuts, the grommets, the screws were custom made on a metal lathe out of brass stock. The clear coat on the crimson fan (the BFOTY winner) has gold flake. The guards and blades were sent to a friend of mine to be nickel plated. With a design, for both, in my mind, I got to work.

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It was exciting, and humbling all at the same time. Although not a huge or well known event, I just remember being speechless as my dad (the guy who taught me how to do all this stuff) handed me my awards.

I look forward to 2018 and maybe another award. But honestly I just look forward to all the projects I’m working on, and all the future projects coming down the road.

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