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M&M Candy Jar Dispenser. Laminated Beam.

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Project by BobWemm posted 08-19-2015 10:54 AM 1939 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired by my buddy Rockbuster to build one of these. Don sent me the plans and instructions and lots of incentives so I just had to make one.
BUT- mine was done on the lathe, not an Octagonal piece.
It is made from a hardwood Laminated Beam piece that was given to me years ago.

I’m terribly sorry that there are no M&M’s in the jar, they were all consumed during the exhaustive testing program.
Well, I had to make sure it worked didn’t I.
Thanks for looking and I hope you like it.
C & C welcome.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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#1 posted 08-19-2015 11:02 AM

That’s a mighty fine looking candy Jar dispenser Bob! Your turning is sweet! Pun intended! I hope you shared those M&M’s with you better half….

-- 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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#2 posted 08-19-2015 11:42 AM

That is very cool Bob, nice piece of turning. Some M&M’s would have added some color though.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 11:50 AM

Nice job on it, Bob. Testing is mandatory!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 12:14 PM

Very nice. Different then any other one I have seen. Original. Time to buy more M and M’s for continued testing!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 12:47 PM

That is a cool dispenser. I would build one but like you said, the m & m’s wouldn’t have a chance.

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

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#6 posted 08-19-2015 06:18 PM

something is wrong when so quickly discharged, or grandchildren have quick hands?
very nice buddy

-- bambi

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#7 posted 08-19-2015 07:00 PM

Very nice.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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#8 posted 08-19-2015 07:44 PM

Very nice! How did you do the slot for the sliding piece that actually pulls the candy out?

-- Dennis, WV

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#9 posted 08-19-2015 08:03 PM

Where’s the slot for the coin?

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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#10 posted 08-20-2015 12:58 AM



Very nice! How did you do the slot for the sliding piece that actually pulls the candy out?

- drbyte

The top piece is separate. I attached a guide strip to the top of the centre piece, turned it upside down and cut the slot on my saw bench, removed the guides and then made the sliding piece to match the slot.
Hope this helps.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 08-20-2015 01:00 AM



Where s the slot for the coin?

- BrentH

Brent, I never thought about that, besides I would not be able to afford to keep feeding it money. LOL.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#12 posted 08-20-2015 01:01 AM

I hope Rockbuster posts his Candy dispensers, they are really much more interesting than this one.

Thank you all for your feedback.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#13 posted 08-20-2015 01:18 AM

You know those old glass insulators they used to put on highpower poles? I have some of those that my Dad collected when I was a kid. They just sit around. Long time now, I’ve been trying to come up with some way to incorporate them into something truly important. Bingo, Bob. The indispensable work of wooden art.

For most people, seeing things that aren’t there is known as psychosis. In woodsmiths, it’s a necessity.

-- Mark

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#14 posted 08-20-2015 02:33 PM

Thanks for the further info on the slot!

-- Dennis, WV

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#15 posted 08-20-2015 03:21 PM

Bob, I really like the changes you made to the candy dispenser, making it round, gives it a whole new dimension I especially like the change you made to the sliding unit, much more firmer grip to pull it out, as sometimes, the candy does hang up in there, making it difficult. Nice work buddy.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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