A friend of mine who’s a long-time mixer is now selling his mix.
“It’s a wonderful product,” says his colleague, Paul Poulin.
“The mix is a bit of a hybrid, so there’s an electric mixer and there’s a mixer.”
Paul Poulins’ mixer, called the Pouliner, is available from the Poulan-Szakowski family, a family of makers based in the US.
The mixer was invented by Paul Poulans son, Paul Szakowski.
“Paul Poulians mixer is based on his father’s design,” says Poulin.
“I have a bit more experience with the POULIN than he did.”
The Poulins’ mixer uses a series of tubes to move sand into the mixing bowl.
There are two types of mixers: the solid mixer, which moves sand into a mixing bowl, and the flexible mixer, used to mix with a roller or spatula.
Poulin says the solid version is “the simplest”.
“The simplest way to mix is to start with a very thin layer of sand,” he explains.
Then you start to move the sand around and eventually the sand moves into a bowl and then into the mixer, where the mixing action takes place.
“The easiest way to work with sand is with a sponge, which you can use to move it into the bowl,” he says.
This type of mixing is known as “sponge-mashing”.
“The sponge is very strong and can work like a hammer.
It’s very useful when you’re moving sand.”
Poulins sponge-mashed sand to create a mixture in the mixer.
It’s an ideal way to make a mix that mixes quickly.
If you want to make mixes for longer, “you can go to the flexible version,” he adds.
“You can move the mix in the flexible, which is quite strong, and then the flexible will start to mix the sand.”
The flexible mixer can work with smaller sand particles and also with larger sand particles.
When you’re mixing a mix, it’s a good idea to mix by hand, so the flexible is available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Poulan’s mix has a large bowl that’s about the size of a tennis ball.
That makes it a good choice for a sponge-mixer.
However, he says, “the flexible can’t handle large sand particles that you can put into the tube.”
“You can’t make a sponge mix by going out to the street and buying a sponge.
You have to get it from the factory.”
So Poulis sponge-mop up, then mix by rolling it onto a plastic sheet.
“This makes a really fine dust,” he points out.
Paul Szakowski’s sponge-mat mix.
For a sponge mat, you mix sand into it by rolling onto a large piece of plastic.
You then place the sponge mat on a large flat surface.
“That’s the ideal surface to mix,” says Szakowksi.
The flexible POULINE can handle small particles too, such as sand, so Pouli recommends using it for sanding.
But it’s not as good as the solid one.
“We recommend the flexible for sand and the solid for mixing,” he notes.
I have to confess that, in terms of my mixing skills, I don’t have the time to make my own mix.
“If I have a good mix, then I use the flexible,” he insists.
In other words, if you’re interested in making your own mix, you’re better off buying a flexible mixer.
The POULINER is made by the Szakowsky family.
A Poulinian sponge-microwave mix is also available from Paul Szaks family.
For more information about the Poulos, go to: http://www.poulan.com/en/products/poulin-poulinator/ The Poulos family of manufacturers, who also make the Poucha mixer, sells a range of electric mixers.
One of the most popular is the Pouls, which are made by Paul Szikows.
Paul Poulos was born in Romania and grew up in Romania.
He was one of the first students at the university of Bucharest.
After graduating, he moved to the US to study engineering at Purdue University.
His first job was at the US military, where he worked as an electronics technician.
At the time, the US government was considering building a nuclear weapon.
Later, he became a professor of electrical engineering at Michigan State University.
“I was a military electronics technician in the United States,” he recalls.
But, after he became an electronics engineer at Purdue, “I realised that I wasn’t interested in electronics. I thought,