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Project by Rockbuster posted 08-20-2015 04:14 AM 1923 views 7 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I see that my buddy Bob Wemm beat me to posting the candy jar that I sent him and Woodshaver plans for., that’s ok, as he did a beautiful job changing the design, from octagon to round,also nice to see a fellow Lj, get a daily top three for a project made from wood. I recently made these four candy jars, Three of them now find a home at the VA Hospital here in Ft. Wayne. (Hey Bob!! Look, mine still have the M&M’s in them) One of the four, went to the Lab’s Department, Great bunch of guy’s and Gals here, very well trained,painless, and quickest blood draw in the Midwest Along with getting one of these candy dispensers, the second picture shows a bowl full of Google eyed key rings that have gone to the Ladies and gents in The Emergency Room, you are well taken care of here. The Third and fourth picture is of the nurses at the Oncology Department, Here is a group of the finest hard working gals I have ever seen, very caring, and understanding,forever making your visit there a pleasurable one, when you are there, you feel like a family, and not just a patient. They are as sweet as the M&M’s in the dispenser. If you haven’t guessed by now, that big ugly guy in the background is me, the “Rockbuster”

-- 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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#1 posted 08-20-2015 05:14 AM

Hey Don, Those Candy Jars make mine little one look very insignificant, but then I shouldn’t have eaten all the M&M’s during the testing regime.
Congratulations on a fine job. I really like the contrast in the woods you used.
Sorry about beating you to the gun, but am glad you got the upside down photos sorted.
Life is full of challenges, some bigger than others.
Thanks for sharing these.

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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#2 posted 08-20-2015 11:26 AM

Those are some mighty fine looking candy jar’s Don. Judging by all those smiling faces I know they are happy to have one to call their own. Like Bob, am happy that you got your photos turned right side up. You all look great in the photos, nothing ugly to see here!
Nice work! Thanks for sharing!

-- 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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#3 posted 08-20-2015 11:43 AM

The candy jars are really nice, and I like what you have done with them.

-- Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#4 posted 08-20-2015 12:41 PM

These are sweet. I should make a few of them as gifts. I will have to decide between you and Bob on the shape. The guy in the background has a big heart.

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

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#5 posted 08-20-2015 02:20 PM

Are those plans available somewhere?

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#6 posted 08-20-2015 02:28 PM

Nice work and great gifts to some great caregivers! How do you get the slot in the base for the slide mechanism?

-- Dennis, WV

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#7 posted 08-20-2015 02:45 PM

Thanks for the nice comments,

Stoliif you were to PM me thru lumberjocks, and send me your email address, I could send the plans to you. I don’t know of a way to do that here in LJ’s.

drbyte__I did the slot for the base when it was still a square 5” X5” unit on the table saw center the dimensions for the sliding unit, and cut to a depth just proud of 3/4” I made many passes here, you could use a daddo blade to speed things up. It is better to have a little slop in the sliding unit than have it fit too snug, as you know, sometimes wood moves and swells, making it difficult for the sliding unit to operate freely.

-- 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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#8 posted 08-20-2015 02:48 PM

Very nice and a gift that is very generous. You should publish the plans

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#9 posted 08-20-2015 02:59 PM

JimInNM I don’t know how to do that here on Lj’s, if you would want the plans, same message for you as Stoli

-- 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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#10 posted 08-20-2015 07:36 PM

I believe you can post plans in a blog entry.

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#11 posted 08-20-2015 07:40 PM

Rockbuster, those are some nice looking candy jars. It’s also nice that you donate them to the VA, too. I spend far too much time in the VA, and little things like that mean a lot.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#12 posted 08-20-2015 11:25 PM

Fantastic! Nice work. And thanks to all you veterans out there. God bless you all

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

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#13 posted 08-22-2015 10:56 PM

Nice job. Your intent and follow thru are admirable.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#14 posted 08-22-2015 11:19 PM

Here is a link to some gumball machine plans. Also, Steve Good’s site, ScrollSaw Workshop has a free plan as well. http://www.woodworkersworkshop.com/resources/index.php?search=gumball+machine.

happy sawdusting,

crash

-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

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#15 posted 08-27-2015 01:52 AM

Thank you Sir. the plans look great.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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