|Project by Mean_Dean||posted 03-01-2016 04:50 PM||1196 views||4 times favorited||21 comments|
This is an M & M dispenser I built as a Christmas gift for a friend.
It’s made out of Leopardwood, and finished with clear shellac, buffed out with 0000 steel wool. It has a removable Mason jar to hold the M & M’s. It has a rubberband-operated slide that dispenses the M & M’s down the chute, and returns the slide to its original position.
All the credit for this design goes to fellow LJ, Woodshaver, who very generously provided me the design photos and was very helpful answering questions!
Its dimensions are: 5 ¼” L x 5 ¼” W x 10 ½” H
Now for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:
The Good: This design is pretty cool! It looks great, and it’s really quite fun to operate the slide and get an M & M or two! Also, the Leopardwood looks great. And I like the contrast between it and the white knob.
The Bad: Leopardwood looks great, but is very splintery – it feels like rubbing a small porcupine. Gotta pick the small splinters out of your hands after working with it.
The Ugly: When I was countersinking one of the screw holes for a screw that holds the top piece to the body, I accidentally drilled it too deep, and needed to use a flexible plastic washer to fill in the oversized hole. It will be visible when the top is removed to replace the rubberband.
As always, any and all comments are appreciated!
-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN