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Topic: Custom Fan
Message: Posted by: Cameron Fisk (Jan 3, 2005 04:57PM)
I'm looking for a Chinese fan, the type used for Snowstorm, but one that dosen't have asian designs on it. In reality I would like to either have one made or make my own but I'm not sure who can do this for me. Anyone know? Thanks!


Cameron Fisk
Message: Posted by: rtgreen (Jan 3, 2005 05:22PM)
I've been working on making some fans in my workshop. They are fairly simple to build and you can use any fabric you want. You can buy a thin piece of wood from any hobby or craft store and cut it into strips. I drill a small hole in one end and attach the strips together a small screw and nut. This allows me to adjust the tension as the fan gets older. You can also just buy a cheap chinese fan (Cloth, not paper), tear off the fabric and glue another piece in place with a glue gun or spray adhesive.

Good luck,
Message: Posted by: ufo (Jan 3, 2005 09:52PM)
If you can find one of the bigger "Card & Party Stores" or a major craft store, you can find the heavier, larger paper fans that are intended to be hand painted. We use the fan three times in the show and so I have created a simple stencil that can easily be painted in about a minute. Then, we make extras and sell them at the merchandise table. It is sometimes hard to find these but they have been a real treasure for us.

Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 3, 2005 10:17PM)
I once found a site that sold an oriential fan kit to make yourself. It was a while back. Maybe you can do a search and find it. I have so many links, I cannot locate it on my computer.

A illusion builder in Rochester, Indiana once made custome fans that opened automatically. He advertised in Linking Ring some years ago.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jan 8, 2005 02:55AM)
Try this link.