Ceiling fan blade replacement project
Before: 48" plastic (2) bladed fan with remote, on sale $69
After: 72" airplane propeller style spruce single piece
Started with Two 6' 2x6 glued together
I enlarged a photo of an airplane prop and used it to transfer an outline to the blank.
I then cut the outline on a band saw
I then used a belt sander to rough it to the outline
Now cut the angled blade with Reciprocating saw
Smoothed the blade with hand plane, belt sander. I balanced the blade as I sanded
I tapped in brass nails at the center points in the front and the back. I used scrap cut off's left over from the blade angle for fulcrums.
Sealed blade with Shellac checked balance at this stage also
painted the tips red, gold/brass for protective edge cover
Polyurethane coated Faux rivets added
Checked the balance with the pant on
Installed: the balancing was worth it the blade runs wobble free