Step 4: Attach to a bamboo pole

The previous owners of the house left a six foot long bamboo pole in the garage. I attached the bent corner bracket to the bamboo with screws. Bamboo cracks and splits very easily. To keep the bamboo intact, I wrapped it and the corner bracket tightly with two layers of plastic electrical tape. This photo also shows the proper "U" bend in the corner bracket.

A piece of pine 3/4 x 3/4 inch would have worked, too. I just happened to have this piece of bamboo for which I had not other use. Some pine could have been sliced off of the edge of a board.
Very clever, but, what if you buy a yard or two additional chain? It is cheap and easy to add. I think it will not bother or unsightly.
There are certain things my wife will consider and other things that may not even be discussed once she decides she does not want it. She decided she did not want extra chain, but she did want to adjust the fan speed and to use the fan without using the light. If you are married, you understand. Thanks.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Yes, I understand perfectly, Phil. I have always "the last word": "sí, querida" (yes, darling")
We say, "The more things change, the more they are the same." We may live half of a world apart, but we have the same experiences.
The Senseis at my dojo use something like this. It's a little piece of L shaped plastic with a V notch in the end screwed to the end of a long stick. Obviously, you don't want extra chain hanging down all over your dojo.
I thought about making a notch in the end of something, but I did not have my usual basic tools and I opted for something I could bend easily.
Six of one, half a dozen of another. If it works, it's good. :)

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