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    simple paint stirring paddle

    Needing to stir some paint and not having my old bent up coat hanger or stem paddle for the drill this became the result.
    First came the need then came the design...Click image for larger version. 

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    Then determine the size for my needs...Click image for larger version. 

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    Using 1/2" baltic birch ply (for lateral strenght and closest, strongest to fit my chuck)I set the saw...Click image for larger version. 

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    Then ripped...Click image for larger version. 

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    Next was the handle...Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	3735. With that cut about as far as I thought necessary the determination was made to round the inside corners with a..... drill bit..Click image for larger version. 

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    Here you see the holes ...Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	3737which gives me the rounded inside corners when the bandsaw is used...Click image for larger version. 

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    That looks good. I wish I had done that instead of gettin my wife's mixer paddle. The paddle worked good but the price that I had to pay was very high. the next time I will look at yard sales.

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    After bandsawing the holes, the height for my quart pot was determined(actually it was determined earlier as can be seen in this photo, opps)..Click image for larger version. 

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    The end of the handle needed to be made a wee bit more uniform and filed toward round, as close to center of the shaft without obsessing.
    Time for a little sanding, then let's dip and mix...Click image for larger version. 

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    Works well by hand too if the bottom gunk is not to thick.
    Works for me!
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    Seems I got my stuff out of sequence .. But that's okay, with asharp group like this next time I will just throw out a bunch of pictures and lots of words and have you make your own thread
    Here... I left this out, go figure...add this picture where ever you want to the sequence of the above thread. I'm DOIN THE Best I CAN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Wood View Post
    That looks good. I wish I had done that instead of gettin my wife's mixer paddle. The paddle worked good but the price that I had to pay was very high. the next time I will look at yard sales.

    Donald
    Hey Don, You crack me up . When will we ever learn.???
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    Great idea Robert

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    Hey Shaz, that looks great and your illustrated instructions are easy to follow. I think that I will make one.

    Have you tried using it with a drill press?
    Cheers, Frank

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