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Blog entry by Tooch posted 10-08-2015 01:00 PM 1365 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I saw a sweet looking candy dispenser posted by Tony (aka Woodshaver) and wanted to take a stab at it. I started by drawing up a concept in a CAD Program:

In order to get the main block, I glued up 4 pieces of oak and re-squared everything to fit the dimensions. I sketched out the cuts on the top of the main block in order to get a better idea of how it would look.

I really needed to consider the order of my cuts, and decided to cut the dados on the top first. I used a clamp to help hold the large workpiece in place against the miter gauge.

After the dados, I went back to a single blade in order to cut the angles on the inside. I figured it best to do the interior angles first to allow more material to slide along the table saw.

I set the blade to 45 degrees and was able to chunk out the inside first, then I chopped off the corners on the CSMS.

Next up, cutting the sliders!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails



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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 10-08-2015 06:31 PM

Very nice Tooch!
You make it easy to understand. I’ll be looking for the next blog entry. This should be a help to anyone wanting to build one like yours!

Right now I’m working on a few square ones made with select pine, and double one made with maple. I’ll do a box joint one the double.

-- 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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Midway

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#2 posted 10-09-2015 06:36 PM

Looks like i found a new project. You will do a fine job.

On my post (midway) i made a coleman lantern and the candy dispencer is a 1” dowell with a 1” c’bore
in the middle, you turn it to dispense the candy.
The sliding block with a hole in it is something that i never thought about,so i will start a new project
and build one of these and use Kehoe dovetails on the vertical corners just for looks.

-- Midway wichita,ks.

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Midway

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#3 posted 10-09-2015 06:48 PM

I worked in a machine shop programing and making all kinds of parts on nc and cnc mills and lathes then i designed a
project to make out of wood, when i got done with the project it was completely different than the drawing.

so now i just design it in my head and then get some boards and start building. I t saves a lot of time.

-- Midway wichita,ks.

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#4 posted 10-28-2015 01:29 AM

Nicely done. I’m ready for some Dark Chocolate M&M’s

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 10-28-2015 03:11 AM

Whoop! Edit
Tooch did you post this yet?

-- 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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#6 posted 10-28-2015 10:18 AM

Honestly Tony, I finished the project and donated it to a Chinese Auction for a local church fundraiser. After the event, I realized I didn’t take final pictures of it, so I never got a chance to post it.

I think I took some pics of it Almost completed on my phone, will try to upload those and see how it goes.

BTW- I found small wooden Maple balls at Rockler that I was able to use for feet. I just sanded down one side on the disc sander and aa little CA glue to hold them on.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 10-28-2015 11:20 AM

No problem Tooch, I’m sure it came out very nice!

If you have a Hobby Lobby near you that’s the place I found the little turnings that I used for legs on my dispenser.
They have a nice variety or little wooden items there. Sometimes I just don’t like fussing with the small stuff so I’ll cheat and buy a part made of wood. LOL!

-- 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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#8 posted 10-28-2015 11:37 AM

Tooch, the design that you are working towards looks great and this blog is going to be so interesting. If I’m understanding correctly from above you have already made it but forgot to photograph it. That’s OK. I’m assuming that you are going to be making one or more in this blog and that is going to be very interesting to follow along. I’m going to enjoy the blog and follow along with interest. Thanks for taking the trouble to document the blog well.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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