M & M Dispenser Friday

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Blog entry by Mean_Dean posted 12-19-2015 12:06 AM 820 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, made some good progress today!

Found some screws the right size, and drilled the holes in the metal lid.

Next, put the stop screw into the box (neck), then routed the slot in the bottom of the slider, and fitted both to my satisfaction.

Then routed a cove detail on the edges of the top and bottom, using a 3/8” cove bit. I’d rather have used an Ogee bit, but don’t have one!

I sanded the top and bottom to 220, including the coves, the endgrain to 400. I forgot to sand the slider, so will do that tomorrow. When that’s done, all parts will be finished sanded!

Lastly, sprayed 2 coats (so far) of sanding sealer on the knob, sanding between coats. I’ll probably go another coat after sanding, and then the knob will be ready for paint.

That’s all for today!

-- Dean

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 12-19-2015 12:58 AM

Looking good there, Dean! I can see it now filled with peanut M&Ms (but I’m guessing it’s made for the regular M&Ms).

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 12-19-2015 01:19 AM

Thanks, Don!

It will also work with peanut M & M’s.

-- Dean

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 12-19-2015 03:03 AM

I’m liking it Dean! It’s shaping up really nice!

I forgot to tell you that I put these little anti-skid pads on the bottom. I just cut one in quarters and stick them on. This helps keep the dispenser from sliding around. I got them at Home Depot.

Sorry to hear your email is not working still. Bummer!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 12-19-2015 09:12 AM

Wow….much nicer than mine…by a long shot. Is that lacewood? Great job so far Dean

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 12-19-2015 04:13 PM

Thanks for the comment, Buster! The wood is actually Leopardwood.

-- Dean

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