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Retirement Gift For A Co-worker...Candy Dispenser V3.0

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Project by BusterB posted 03-16-2016 11:30 PM 1526 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seems like I have gotten in a bit of a rut with these things…but I guess you go with what you know right??? Co-worker of mine is hanging it up after almost 40 years of service so I knew I needed to do a little something for him. So off to the scrap pile I go…
Had the oak circle left over from a wine rack build so used it as a base. The center column is a oak runner out of a pallet..it had a unique twist to it but I was able to get “most” of it out. The top, chute and mechanism where all out of scrap left over from previous projects as well. If I had been Jim Jakosh, I would have turned the knobs on the lathe…but I ain’t…so did buy them new at the hardware. That dollar and 50 cents saved me quite a bit of grief lol.
Hand wiped some Minwax Provencal stain then sprayed on some clear lacquer after the stain cured.
Got him a jumbo bag of M&M to fill it with…hope it serves him well for many years to come!!!

-- 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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Northwest29

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#1 posted 03-16-2016 11:37 PM

Cute idea!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 03-16-2016 11:56 PM

Looks great, Buster! I like the overall look of it, and that huge chute!

-- Dean

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farmerdude

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#3 posted 03-17-2016 12:16 AM

Another fine job by BusterB! Where else besides woodworking can you make something from whats called scrap and end up with a nice gift? I like your choice of stain. An all around great looking project. And M&M’s to boot. You can’t beat that. Great job, buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 03-17-2016 01:05 AM

”Co-worker of mine is hanging it up after almost 40 years of service so I knew I needed to do a little something for him. ”

And you used nothing but the finest pieces of scrap for your friend. How nice !

Looks good (as usual) Bud !

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

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BusterB

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#5 posted 03-17-2016 01:47 AM

Ron- Thank you sir.

Dean- Whatttt??? Oh you mean the chute on the dispenser… Rofl Thanks buddy!

Jeff- Thank you my canoe building friend. Hope you have thawed out up yonder!!!

Joe- thank you buddy. I used the finest of scraps for him…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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Todd Barrone

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#6 posted 03-17-2016 01:48 AM

That is so awesome Buster, a sweet gift for anyone or any occasion. Nicely done as usual sir.

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

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#7 posted 03-17-2016 01:55 AM

Very nice of you to dig through your scrap pile and fine just the right stock to make that great looking Candy dispenser for your friend.

-- 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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#8 posted 03-17-2016 02:04 AM

Good job. Still need to make these also.

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

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 03-17-2016 03:32 AM

A fine dispenser and some M and M’s. What a combo. Almost wants me to retire again. Ha ha. Thoughtful gift Buster.

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

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luv2learn

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#10 posted 03-17-2016 04:57 AM

Awesome work Buster, I think you might be getting the hang of making candy dispensers :-)

-- 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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BusterB

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#11 posted 03-17-2016 05:15 AM

Todd- Thank you buddy.

Tony- thank you sir. The problem is that the pile isn’t getting any smaller..lol

Monte- thank you sir…pretty good way to get rid of some cut-offs!!!

Dave- Thank you buddy!!! You decide to retire again and I will send you one along with your own bag of M&M’s…lol

L2L- thank you Lee. Looks like I might get some more practice, done had 3 requests for more of them…sigh.

-- 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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#12 posted 03-17-2016 07:11 AM

Nice work, home made gift is most valuable (at least for me).

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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hoss12992

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#13 posted 03-17-2016 11:55 AM

Great job buddy. Love the sign inside

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

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Carbide

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#14 posted 03-17-2016 12:14 PM

Looks great Buster. I would have already thrown scraps that size away. I guess I should start hanging on to a few of them.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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BusterB

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#15 posted 03-17-2016 12:22 PM

Ivan- thank you sir. I agree with you totally.

Marty- thanks Hoss. The sign was a last minute addition and worked better than I thought it would.

Carbide- thank you sir. I have to learn to let some of em go buddy….or come up with a better solution than throwing them on the bench and saw table…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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