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A Simple Paint Shaker for Vallejo Bottles
keenan
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:25 AM UTC
Love this.
justsendit
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:18 AM UTC
Thought Iíd share my roughed-up version of the pill bottle shaker: Two bottles taped onto a long 'keyless' jigsaw blade... thus, the Double-Barrel Shaker. Adding the second bottle was actually instrumental in eliminating severe lateral wob-b-b-b-b-b-ble!😖

Note how the bottle tabs allow turning clearance between the lids. And with lids in this upside-down mode, Vallejo paints fit nice and snug inside ó no spacer necessary.

Iím even considering a triple-barrel version in the near future!🛠

Cheers!🍺
ómike
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 07:40 AM UTC
You need to grind the end of the clamp down a bit to fit in the jigsaw
timcc2008
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 06:00 AM UTC
Great Idea!
Iraqiwildman
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 05:47 AM UTC
Thanks for posting this. I just bought a jigsaw last week to rig up a shaker, buy my clamps are too big for it. I like you pill bottle idea. I can tape it to one of the long blades that came with it. I only want to shake the dropper bottles since I use a battery stirrer for the Tamiya bottles.
PeteDoc
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 01:40 AM UTC



Another version. I've been using this a long time now - the adjustable clamp alloes for Vallejo / Tamiy / Mr Surfacer... whatever. The green bottle cap is only for this style bottle to stop it getting squished, and there's a small locating hole for the paint cap.
North4003
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 11:54 PM UTC
Wow, great idea, would be a good entry in a make a tool campaign !
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 03:40 AM UTC
You can always order bottles from sites like Amazon or eBay.
justsendit
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 01:54 PM UTC
Dang-it! ... I knew those pill bottles I threw out yesterday had a re-purpose! 💊
retiredyank
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 01:40 PM UTC
That's thinking, outside the box. You can use different size bottles and cotton balls to accommodate a variety of paints.
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 08:48 AM UTC
Damn good idea ! Simple & sweet ! Thanks for sharing !
sgtreef
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 03:55 AM UTC
Dang that looks sweet.
Nice idea there.
Reason we beat all of them in WW II.
Plus a butt load of pill bottles here.
dMcFuzz
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 06:23 AM UTC
A simple paint shaker built from scraps and a common tool:



I use a small pill bottle that holds the Vallejo size bottle tightly. The bottle is taped to a brass bar that fits the jigsaw. It works well.