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He Made His Own Paint Shaker
Charles Henderson, Burt, N.Y.: "I made my own paint shaker by cutting the crankshaft and connecting rod off a lawn mower engine and mounting them on a wooden frame that sits on top of my workshop bench. A 1/4 hp electric motor belt-drives the connecting rod which turns the crankshaft to give the paint can an oscillating, back-and-forth motion. The paint can mounts on a steel bracket that's connected to the crankshaft. The top and bottom of the bracket can be slid up or down via a series of holes, allowing it to hold 1-gal., 1/ 2-gal., or quart cans. By mounting an artificial hand on it I can even use it to shake spray cans. Friends and neighbors come over to have me shake their paint. My total cost was about $5.00."

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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #4