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Just getting some gifts made for the little ones. I made 8 of these but I’m only showing 7 because Hobby Lobby ran out of little drawer pulls that I was using for the feet or legs. I need a break!
Thanks for looking in! All comments excepted good or bad!

A little late posting this but here’s a link to a video slide show that shows the building of this dispenser.

-- 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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luv2learn

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#1 posted 09-10-2015 11:26 PM

What great gifts these are going to make Tony. They are sure going to bring a smile to some little faces.

-- 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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Mark Wilson

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#2 posted 09-10-2015 11:26 PM

Good work, Tony. You know, the first things I ever turned were little knobs. That was before I had a lathe or a single lathe tool. Drill Press. Oak Dowel. Carving tools. They don’t need to look like each other, do they? Personal touch, huh? More fun in the making? Same with feet. Dowel on the lathe (you do have a lathe?). Turn a bunch of little balls, put decorative lines in them, polish them up, put the stick in the vise, separate them with a gent’s saw. Bada bing. Little Bun Feet. Why can’t you ever just say something nice, and shut up about it?

-- Mark

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 09-10-2015 11:47 PM

Thanks Lee!
I just hope the parents don’t get upset with having their kids in control of all that candy at will!

Thanks Mark,
Bob Wemm and Don (Rockbuster) have been pushing me to get a lathe for months now. My shop is overloaded with way too much as it is. It was easier to just pick up a few pulls at the craft shop. I could use my drill press as I have in the past to make a few small turning but I got lazy! Besides It hotter than hell out there in the shop this time of year in FL.

-- 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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kiefer

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#4 posted 09-11-2015 12:13 AM

Yes a break is well deserved and I am sure you can wait a bit for the feet to arrive .
How about adding a time control to the dispensers so only one pull at a time can be made ?

Klaus

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

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BobWemm

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#5 posted 09-11-2015 12:28 AM

WOW!!! Tony, what a great collection. I absolutely love the colours, and I’m sure the kids will too.
You just had to go one better with the shoots. Was a good idea.
Now wait for the neighbours to lodge their orders and you will need a production line just like Rockbuster.
Congratulations on a great job.

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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#6 posted 09-11-2015 12:54 AM

These are beautiful! I do really like the candy dispensers. Someday I may have to try some. As for the feet and legs, give amazon a try, I bet you could get them by the gross! From the looks of these, I would say you will be making many more. Christmas gifts for family, co workers, friends, neighbors, heck, even leave one for the mailman. Again I really like these and the colors are an added bonus. Thanks for posting!

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

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#7 posted 09-11-2015 01:11 AM

Thanks Klaus,
I’m not to bad with the electronics but not that good! Nice try! LOL!!! I could put a paddle lock on the back of the slider!

Thanks Bob,
I’m afraid to show them to anyone around here. I did my marathon, I’m done! Getting an email from Don telling me he made 50 is more exciting!

Thanks Jeff,
I did check out eBay but no luck. I guess I can just make something myself as Mark suggested. Or I could just wait until Hobby Lobby restocks. They will make nice gifts. One goes to my wife and the rest will be given away as gifts.

-- 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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Tooch

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#8 posted 09-11-2015 01:49 AM

Tony these all lokgreat and I really like how you painted the columns different on each. Thanks again for the plans; I’ve started working on a double candy dispenser with 2 mason jars (one for M&Ms and one for Skittles, i guess?).

One thing I was curious about- do you put the metal ring on the lid before you flip them upside down or do you just use the glass part of the mason jar?

Congrats again on the beautiful gifts, and good job getting Christmas done early this year!

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

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hunter71

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#9 posted 09-11-2015 02:34 AM

Tony, those are great gift ideas.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#10 posted 09-11-2015 02:47 AM

Tooch, I mount the jar ring to the top, making the jar ring permanently attached.
After I cut the 2 1/2” hole to the depth that will except the cover. I press the cover into the hole. It’s a tight fit, I must sand the 2.5” hole with my drum on the drill press a little to get the cover to seat tight without distortion. If the cover fits loosely then you should tack the lid to the top. My lids are pressed in so tight I don’t need to tack them. The jars I bought are not Ball brand, They are a Chines made jar and the lids are metric. I use a 2 1/2” Forstner bit to make the hole and that’s why they are tight. Ball brand jar lids fit a little different. I bought one to try but I like the way the cheap Chinese one fit better. I picked them up at a Old Time Pottery here in Jacksonville Fl.

-- 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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woodshaver (Tony)

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#11 posted 09-11-2015 02:49 AM

Thanks Doug! Maybe when it get cooler here I’ll make a few more. But for now I need to stay out of the heat for a while.

-- 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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#12 posted 09-11-2015 02:50 AM

Like being in a candy store. Couldn’t say which one I like the best.—I like them all. Hope you tested each one to make sure they are functional.

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

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KOVA

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#13 posted 09-11-2015 03:36 AM

SON LOS MÁS HERMOSOS SURTIDORES DE CARAMELOS QUE HE VISTO EN MI VIDA!!!!
Y TU, TONY ERES UN HABILIDOSO ARTESANO (;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#14 posted 09-11-2015 04:00 AM

SON LOS MÁS HERMOSOS SURTIDORES DE CARAMELOS QUE HE VISTO EN MI VIDA!!!!
Y TU, TONY ERES UN HABILIDOSO ARTESANO (;-)
JETS ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CANDY I’ve seen in my life !!!!
AND YOU, YOU TONY skillful CRAFTSMAN (; -)

- KOVA

¡Gracias! KOVA

Thanks Dave! I had fun making these and I my sweet tooth was happy too!

-- 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 09-11-2015 01:48 PM

Thanks Dave (doubleDD), My wife said the same thing. She said your not going to fill all those jars now are you? No dear! :(

-- 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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