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Ok any on you needle mixers ever make your mix then suck it back in the needle and squirt it in the bottle a few times too help with mixing? Tried tonight for the first time it seemed to make the mix,mix faster

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That's a new one for me.  I do that to clean out needles though.  I just put it on the magnetic stirrer and go away for a half hour. 

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Just now, FXRich said:

If it is thin enough it might work for mixing, but have never tried it.

Thru a 20ml (with wide bore tip) needle the first few squirts were a bit rough but after that it mixed well

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I have been toying with the idea of converting a old BBQ rotisserie to a mixer, if I use a plastic bottle I might even put a few SS ball bearings in the bottle to help with the mixing. But than it might be a hassle to get the ball bearings out.

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1 minute ago, FXRich said:

I have been toying with the idea of converting a old BBQ rotisserie to a mixer, if I use a plastic bottle I might even put a few SS ball bearings in the bottle to help with the mixing. But than it might be a hassle to get the ball bearings out.

Just use one of those magnet pens.  They're cheep.  Any hardware. 

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3 minutes ago, FXRich said:

I have been toying with the idea of converting a old BBQ rotisserie to a mixer, if I use a plastic bottle I might even put a few SS ball bearings in the bottle to help with the mixing. But than it might be a hassle to get the ball bearings out.

Can you speed it up?

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Just now, Walt said:

Just use one of those magnet pens.  They're cheep.  Any hardware.

SS is non magnetic, but I think I might have some steel ball bearings

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Just now, FXRich said:

SS is non magnetic, but I think I might have some steel ball bearings

Ya, I was thinking steel.  I would love to see a picture if you do this. 

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3 minutes ago, FXRich said:

SS is non magnetic, but I think I might have some steel ball bearings

Good for seeding the oxidation of the nic right, lol?

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Just now, Walt said:

Ya, I was thinking steel.  I would love to see a picture if you do this. 

I'll be sure to post a pic after I build one, I already have a magnetic tool to retrieve dropped bolts.

I might be able to speed it up, depends on the gearing.

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1 minute ago, FXRich said:

I'll be sure to post a pic after I build one, I already have a magnetic tool to retrieve dropped bolts.

I might be able to speed it up, depends on the gearing.

 I know my rotisserie is slow seems it would take a long time.  an old sewing machine motor with a  dial speed switch might work better Like a light dimmer switch

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Actually I could just build a adapter to fit in one of my lathes, I can turn them down to at least 50 rpm, one will go up to 6000 rpm (little too fast for mixing). But a 5 hp motor uses a lot of electricity.

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1 minute ago, FXRich said:

Actually I could just build a adapter to fit in one of my lathes, I can turn them down to at least 50 rpm, one will go up to 6000 rpm (little too fast for mixing). But a 5 hp motor uses a lot of electricity.

Mix in 5 gal jugs.  I did see one rig that was a modified paint shaker. 

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2 minutes ago, FXRich said:

Actually I could just build a adapter to fit in one of my lathes, I can turn them down to at least 50 rpm, one will go up to 6000 rpm (little too fast for mixing). But a 5 hp motor uses a lot of electricity.

LOL I thought about using my lathe at work or my high speed balancer for mixing gonna be tough grabbing a 50ml plastic bottle in a 16" chuck 

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Just now, Walt said:

Mix in 5 gal jugs.  I did see one rig that was a modified paint shaker. 

I do have a 6 cubic foot vibratory tumbler for deburring machined parts, basically it a oversized reloading tumbler, I have used it to mix juice in plastic bottles before when I was running parts and it seemed to work pretty good.

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Just now, FXRich said:

I do have a 6 cubic foot vibratory tumbler for deburring machined parts, basically it a oversized reloading tumbler, I have used it to mix juice in plastic bottles before when I was running parts and it seemed to work pretty good.

That is amazing!  Love it!

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Just now, cany said:

LOL I thought about using my lathe at work or my high speed balancer for mixing gonna be tough grabbing a 50ml plastic bottle in a 16" chuck 

I have 3 lathes the manual lathe has a 14 inch chuck, one of the CNC lathes uses 16C collets the other one uses 5C collets. Been trying to figure out what to make for the vape industry, but with the new regs I'm finished before I start.

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5 minutes ago, FXRich said:

I have 3 lathes the manual lathe has a 14 inch chuck, one of the CNC lathes uses 16C collets the other one uses 5C collets. Been trying to figure out what to make for the vape industry, but with the new regs I'm finished before I start.

Nice I have 2 lathes both too big for small stuff but I do have a 6' chuck I can put in the big chucks I just dont like doing that it scares me especially at high speeds lol

 

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You guys are so funny... but in an ingenius, very inventive way. Carry on, I can't wait to see what you come up with in the end for the perfect DIY mixer.  :relaxed: 

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26 minutes ago, cany said:

Nice I have 2 lathes both too big for small stuff but I do have a 6' chuck I can put in the big chucks I just dont like doing that it scares me especially at high speeds lol

 

The 16C collets will take up to 1 5/8 material, and the 5C collets will take up to 1 inch material, big enough for what I do, besides I'm suppose to be retired if the machinery wasn't paid for I'd probably sell it, but since its paid for I keep working 2 - 3 days a week, keep myself busy.

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I'm with @Tam... I can't wait to see what you come up with... :) 

Coming from a Chemistry background, I've always found a magnetic stirrer to be more than adequate for mixing and even aerating... I've got a couple of them now, and suggested a really good one for @Walt, which he apparently is getting good use out of it, lol... 

The paint shaker idea is a really good one for large batches (like a quart or gallon)... The vape store I use to go to years ago use to mix custom bottles for people, and they had a miniature shaker version which had clamps to hold different sized bottles... it shook a bottle up and down about 12-15" in rapid motion (like a sewing-machine-needle-arm) for about 2 minutes, and did an amazing job at mixing.  I think it was the same apparatus used by pharmacies to rapid-mix liquid meds that require water added... like Amoxicillin? 

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43 minutes ago, Earthling789 said:

and suggested a really good one for @Walt, which he apparently is getting good use out of it, lol... 

You bet!  Haven't bought any commercial juice for quite some time now.  That little jewel does the job well. 

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