Homemade El Cheapo Spray gun hande

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Project by TOPO posted 03-01-2015 10:19 PM 1541 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Guys, here you have my latest idea to save some time, sore fingers and stains on them! I sort of replicated some plastic spray handles I saw on internet, but they were not available in Spain. So here you have the DIY version of that. Made of 3/4 plywood with a pivoting arm made from a 10mm threaded rod, with a 4mm screw and nut acting as the pivot point. Beginning to end took around 25-30 minutes, with the most dificult part being cutting the arm to lenght. I kind of solve it fine tweaking it with a locking nut that let me move the contact point with the cap by a couple of mm back and forth. Works like a charm and locking the can with the elastic rubbers is not a problem at all. Hope you will like it! Please comment with your improvement ideas and questions, happy to answer them all!
Here a video on how good (or bad :-)) it works. Hope my english is good enough for you natives :-)

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Best and thanks!

-- El Topo, Madrid (Spain)

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#1 posted 03-01-2015 11:24 PM

I really like your spray can handle. I most likely will be making one in the future. Thanks for sharing your idea.

-- Richard, Temple, GA.....If I smell of sawdust then I was having fun

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#2 posted 03-02-2015 01:42 AM

Great idea Topo. bet a few of the guys will be trying this super cheap model, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 03-02-2015 03:56 AM

one more for the favorites. we have them here but are quite pricey.
thanks for sharing!

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#4 posted 03-02-2015 04:36 PM

i like it

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#5 posted 03-02-2015 05:28 PM

can you make one for easy cheese?

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#6 posted 03-02-2015 06:26 PM

Great job! I never think about one of those until I start painting and get that sore stained finger you mentioned. I even try to become left handed when the right gets sore. Then I end up having to sand paint runs out. :-(

Thanks for taking the time to make the video and share.


-- Bob in Okieland

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#7 posted 03-02-2015 07:59 PM

Nice job. Good video. Looks better than the store bought!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#8 posted 03-21-2015 08:22 AM

Thanks for the warm words guys! :-) a pleasure to share!

Best from Spain!


-- El Topo, Madrid (Spain)

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