Eric’s Breeze Machine

What do you do when you have a powerful blower, some left over pine, screening, casters, wiring and switches? Why, you make a “Breeze Machine” of course. That is if you live down in Central Florida and you need a nice breeze out on the lanai during the warm, humid evenings.

This machine runs as quiet as a mouse, and depending on placement, it can deliver a gentle breeze, all the way up to a freaking tornado! The cabinet is about 24”H x 24”L x 16”W, and weighs about 45 lbs.

For the finish I used three coats of Amber Shellac and two coats of Spar Urethane.


  1. Mike P July 9, 2013

    Very cool. (heh, heh) I used a blower like this to build an air cleaner for my shop. It looks much like this one, but rather utilitarian. Instead of the back panel, I have a 3 inch furnace filter with a one-inch pre-filter.

  2. Claude Stewart July 11, 2013

    Mike I did the same thing. Mine not much to look at either but it works great.

  3. Eric,
    You mention a gentle breeze all the way up to a tornado. How do you adjust the speed? Rheostat? Multi speed switch? Or?

  4. Lone_Wolf July 13, 2013

    Very nice. I have an old blower and I have been toying with the idea of using it in a down-draft table.

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