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Candy Dispenser V2.0

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Project by BusterB posted 01-08-2016 12:03 PM 1188 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Went down to the cave…errr, I mean shop to start working on a hickory and walnut cutting board earlier this week. I found out that sometimes there is a big difference in what materials I “know” I have and what I actually have. The piece of walnut I knew I had turned up MIA so I started digging through my scrap pile(s) looking for some pieces that would work. During this search I found a piece of split walnut firewood that about 8” inches long. It wasn’t long enough to use for the cutting board design I had in mind so I asked it what it wanted to be and it replied “something fun”. It may have been Barney the shop dog who answered me…he is sneaky like that at times!!! Anyhow, I milled a solid block out of the firewood on the table saw and then using some other scraps that I had found that wouldn’t work for the cutting board, I threw this together. The only changes from the ones I made at Christmas were: a chute instead of a catch basin, a slot cut into the top of the column for the mechanism to travel thru instead of spacers and a oak knob I found on the workbench instead of dowel pulls. Not a bad little project to use a few scraps on.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-08-2016 12:14 PM

I always like these. I need to try some.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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BusterB

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#2 posted 01-08-2016 12:30 PM

Monte- thank you sir. It’s a cool project and seems to be well received by those I give them to…or it may be the candy…lol one made out of beatle pine would be awesome looking!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 01-08-2016 12:34 PM

Looks good! Nice work!

-- 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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#4 posted 01-08-2016 12:58 PM

Cool gifts! And I like the “logo” you use with the Tri-square.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 01-08-2016 01:53 PM

Tony- thank you sir!!!

Joe- thanks buddy. I am in a FB group that really likes swapping shop stickers (have to admit it is pretty cool) so decided to have the ole Frugal Woodshop one done up. The speed square (tri-square) is quite possibly the second most used tool on my bench… A pencil being number one of course! It seemed appropriate even if a tad boring. I am “stuck up” in shops from Calgary to Denmark… ROFL

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 01-08-2016 02:40 PM

Not only are they nice but now I see we are going into advertising on our projects. Make the building even more fun.

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

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#7 posted 01-08-2016 03:29 PM

I really like those. They have been on my “To Do” list for a few years but always seem to have other projects that require my attention first. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#8 posted 01-08-2016 04:08 PM

I need to make some of these and join in on the fun! Great work Buddy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 01-08-2016 05:21 PM

I really like those, when I get caught up on want to try and make one or five lol. Great work as usual buddy.

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

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#10 posted 01-08-2016 05:27 PM

Every kid’s dream! Always good to have it on hand.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 01-08-2016 05:50 PM

Nice dispensers, Buster!!

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

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#12 posted 01-08-2016 07:26 PM

Look nice. How come only the first picture, the Jar is full of candy? seems someone like it a lot. :-)

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#13 posted 01-08-2016 10:18 PM

Nicely done Buster.

-- 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 01-08-2016 10:34 PM

Another fine job by BusterB! It looks great. The pics make me happy, the description makes me sad. I really like things made from Walnut, it’s beautiful wood. You are burning it for firewood, up here it’s scarcer than hens teeth. I guess it’s just a matter of what grows locally. If you look out in the night and see someone rootin’ around in your firewood, don’t shoot. Chances are it’s just me. Good job, buddy!

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#15 posted 01-08-2016 11:13 PM

Dave- Thank you sir. How else will I ever become a legend in my own mind if I don’t advertise….lol

Hoss- Thank you Marty. Not a bad way to use up a few scraps eh???

Ken- Thank you sir! Should be interesting to see how you spin this…bet they will be nice!!!

Todd- thank you cedar king!!! BTW, made one out of cedar…it works fine…lol

Ivan- thank you sir. I maybe dreamed about M&M’s a little too much buddy…lol

Jim- Thank you sir. I bet you could “turn” these…that would be cool

S_bove- thank you….and no comment…lol

L2L- thank you Lee.

Jeff- thank you my friend. You got it all wrong sir…I rescued this little fellow from the wood stove. The in-laws have the fire place and I he had a big ole pile of walnut last year… Might have liberated a few chunks…just wish I had grabbed a few more…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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