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Project by woodshaver (Tony) posted 09-08-2015 02:11 AM 2220 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally got around to using the plans that Rockbuster (Don) sent me. Both Don and Bob Wemm got their candy dispensers made in a hurry. Bob even went as far as to make a Double Barrelled Candy Dispenser. Living in Florida is nice but it sure does get hot out there in my shop during the summer months. But the past few days it’s been raining and it’s been a little cooler so I took the advantage of it and made this Candy Dispenser for our granddaughter. She has a twin sister so I’ll be making another one just like this one for her, her favorite color is blue. We won’t see them until Thanksgiving.. Can’t wait for that day!
Thanks for the plans Don.

-- 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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#1 posted 09-08-2015 02:17 AM

Looks good Tony, I remember those summers in Florida all too well.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 09-08-2015 02:50 AM

I really like the candy dispenser and read Bobs description. This got me thinking, I am a disabled Vet and could give a few of these to the vet Clinic in Quincy Ill. Could you send me a link to copy of your pattern?

-- I've cut this board twice --- and it's still too short.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 09-08-2015 02:59 AM

haydon6566, I don’t have a link to send. All I have is the plans that Rockbuster sent me. If you send me a Private massage with your email address I’ll send you the plans he sent me.

-- 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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Rockbuster

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#4 posted 09-08-2015 03:56 AM

Nice going there Tony, Bob and I knew that you would get a nice one posted, I really like the addition of the chute Just gives it more class. I have these plans in my documents, all ready to go, as I already sent a few Lj’s them, If you want, I could just as easy send them to haydon6566, but the same applies, I would need his email address.

-- 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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#5 posted 09-08-2015 04:01 AM

About time you got it done Tony! LOL
You did a fine job and I think you have met the challenge and I would be proud to have made this .
I bet the girls will be very happy with you and the candy dispensers as long that they are full of candy .
I may call on you also for the plans as that would make a great gift for Christmas .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#6 posted 09-08-2015 04:04 AM

Got some really nice comments here! Thanks Guys!

Don, Either way I’m willing to share the plans with anyone that wants them. So If you want them Just PM me or Don (Rockbuster) your email address and one of us will send you the plans.

-- 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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#7 posted 09-08-2015 04:29 AM

This is every bit of a great project. Would make a great gift for the nieces and nephews, and me. If my wife says OK, I’ll be calling on you for the plans. Will it take any small candies?

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

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#8 posted 09-08-2015 05:02 AM

Tony, that candy dispenser is such a cool gift. Your granddaughters are going to think you are the best grandpa in the world.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#9 posted 09-08-2015 05:21 AM

Thanks Klaus! The twins love M&M’s and I know they will love these dispensers also. I try to keep up with Don and Bob but the heat of summer slows me down a bit. Keeping M&M’s from melting is not easy! I had to eat the first bag! LOL!
I got the plans anytime you need them.
Hears a tip. There is a few issues about the slider part getting hung up or jammed with the candy when pulling on the slider. So I modified the plan a little.

-- 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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#10 posted 09-08-2015 06:30 AM

They melt in your mouth. Not in your hand. Don’t you remember the TV commercial? Trying to make it sound like you were rescuing a bag of MMs from melting. Shame, Tony. Shaaaaaame.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 09-08-2015 09:44 AM

Tony, that’s a great looking project and the angled hole modification sure looks like it’ll really help. is there any other finish on the slider piece (Poly?) or is it just waxed?

Nice work!

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

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#12 posted 09-08-2015 11:40 AM

Very cool Tony. I’m sure kiddos and adults will enjoy this dispenser.

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

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#13 posted 09-08-2015 11:57 AM

Thanks guys, Lee, hunter, Klaus, Tooch, Mark, Dave and haydon6566 for all the nice comments.

Mark,
I remember that m&m commercial well. I’m so guilty! LOL!

Tooch,
The finish on the unpainted parts I applied sanding sealer, lightly sanded it and then put a lacquer finish on the unpainted parts. I hit the slider with a very thin coat of spray lacquer also just to seal the raw pine. I didn’t use any wax on the slider because it moved ok without it. I rubbed wax on the back of the tapered hole, (that was Don’s (Rockbusters) good idea) and it made the m&m’s above the hole slide up the ramp and out of the way nicely as I pulled the slider out.

-- 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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#14 posted 09-08-2015 12:03 PM

Thanks Roger! I’m sure Mom and Dad will have to keep a close eye on how much use this dispenser gets. I love being a grandpa!

-- 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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#15 posted 09-08-2015 01:38 PM

That is really superb Tony, and the shoot gives it some real class. Deluxe model that’s for sure.
Love to see the twins faces when they open up these beauties.
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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