Double duty M&M Candy Dispenser

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 09-30-2015 07:46 PM 11456 views 39 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Keeping up with Rockbuster and Bob Wemm is near impossible at the rate they both put projects out. Don (Rockbuster) inspired Bob and I …or kind of challenged Bob and I to make a single M&M dispenser using a plan he sent to us. I was trailing behind them both but I got that project done and posted it on LJ’s. Then Don said ” try an make a double”. Bob post his double in no time at all!! I think I was set up!! LOL!

It’s been a few days now after that double challenge but I finally got around to making a Double M&M dispenser.
I may have come in late with my double model but I have trumped both of them by adding my version of a non jamming automatic retracting candy slider using a rubber band! Say that fast 3 times! “)

Hope you like it!

Mahogany, Box Joints, Lacquer Finish. Overall dimensions 5” W x 9” L x 5 1/2” H
Knob’s are wood, sealed using sanding sealer then I painted them with white enamel spray paint to look like porcelain.

Here’s a link to a video slide show that shows the building of a M&M dispenser I made earlier. I didn’t follow the plan to the letter for this one. *

Thanks for looking in!

Here’s one more photo that may help someone!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#1 posted 09-30-2015 07:52 PM

Looks good Tony. Treated with shellac? :)


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#2 posted 09-30-2015 07:56 PM

Oh no.. that’s not correct Dutchy! I use Lacquer! I’ll go fix that now! Thanks for pointing that out!
And thanks for the compliment!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 09-30-2015 07:56 PM

You guys are having too much fun with these dispensers and this one is quiet a piece of engineering .
Looks great Tony !


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 09-30-2015 07:59 PM

This is really nice. Some day I may have to try these, if I can find some plans.

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

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#5 posted 09-30-2015 08:08 PM

Thank a bunch Klaus!!!
It sure was a fun build.

I have the plans if you want them just send me your email address in a PM (private message) and I’ll send them to you and anyone else that wants them. The original plan is for a single, this double is out of my head so…no plan for this one.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 09-30-2015 08:18 PM

Hi Tony,

Sign me up for a set a plans. I’ll be sending you my email address. My mind is already spinning with ideas about the double dispenser. I’m thinking one jar with plain and the other with peanut M&M’s. Perhaps a triple with the peanut butter or mint flavored ones…. I have to stop writing now. I think I need some chocolate. :-)

-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!

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#7 posted 09-30-2015 08:21 PM

Is a dispenser with an original design, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#8 posted 09-30-2015 08:39 PM

Tony, I say you trumped them. The retractable slider is a nice feature. Is the top removable so that the rubber band can be replaced if needed? Well put together.
The only thing I find wrong is the fact there is plain M&M’s in both. I like variety. Ha ha

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

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#9 posted 09-30-2015 09:04 PM

Yes the top is screwed on using 4 screws two each under the jar cover’s. I’ll add a photo here to illustrate this.
The top must removable so you can replace the rubber bands.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 09-30-2015 09:12 PM

Hey you rascal, you not only trumped us, but there are a few bumps in there too Nice work here Tony, aren’t you guy’s glad that I opened this can of worms??? Those box joints give this thing some flair. Wait till you see what a challenge I have for you guy’s next. You will be glad to know, that I only have 3 of these started of the 18 that I have promised out. Just isn’t enough time in a day for me,but you two know of my other situation Isn’t it nice to have complimentary relatives and friends that praise your work, and look at you with a sheepish grin. I will get them all done for Christmas, but they will have to furnish the jar and M&M’s for shipping purposes. Besides, I don’t trust myself with enough M&M’s laying around to fill 18 of these.

-- 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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#11 posted 09-30-2015 10:26 PM

I am another one that would like a set of plans. Great work.

-- PER Larry

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#12 posted 09-30-2015 10:45 PM

The faux porcelain are very convincing.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 09-30-2015 10:58 PM

Well Tony you were certainly up for the doubles challenge and then some. Love the box joints and your automatic retraction system.

-- 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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#14 posted 09-30-2015 11:24 PM

Tony I was in the process of finishing a double, using the plans you sent me, but you beat me to it!

Looks great awesome work

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

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#15 posted 09-30-2015 11:48 PM

I have a neighbor with grandchildren who would love something like this. Might have to give it a try when my project list gets worked down. Very nice build.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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