Candy Plinko

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 12-03-2014 08:17 PM 2340 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off credit to StevinMarin for great idea!!

I needed a Christmas gift for my Brothers and these fill be bill. Both are Grandpa’s, so what would make a great gift for a Grandfather….something to make their Grandchildren happy!! Making these started out as a good weekend project that grew into a full threes before I finished. I hope they like them!!!

I hand painted all the artwork with my untalented hands. I will consed they look pretty darn good.

I purchases 5 lbs of gumballs for the games, I hope that is enough ;-)

The gumballs actually make the “Plinko” sound as they hit the nails I have arranged in the field. In the process of making the balls I learned how to turn a sphere, BONUS! .....but after turning 5 or 6 I quickly realized I didn’t have enough time for all so I purchased the majority. I also turned the dowel used in picking up the gumball, that was pretty straight forward.

Thanks for looking and comments are always looked forward too!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 12-03-2014 08:39 PM

Really nice, great idea on the gift part to.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 12-03-2014 08:40 PM

These are awesome. I’m sure they will love it. Great painting work. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-03-2014 10:03 PM

Nothing wrong with that paint job. The kids will love them for sure. Sounds like you had a great time building them also. I’d say this is an overall winner, great job!

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#4 posted 12-04-2014 04:48 AM

wow that is pretty amazing… I hope you send a copy of the photos to steve he needs to show them off in a mere mini

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#5 posted 12-05-2014 06:36 AM

Very Nice Projects Kelly and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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#6 posted 12-05-2014 07:53 AM

Nice gift, great idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-06-2014 02:06 PM

What a cool idea and design. Gr8 for Christmas gifts for sure.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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