Jelly Belly Mini Dispenser

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Project by woodshaver (Tony) posted 03-28-2016 10:03 PM 1029 views 7 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife tossed out this small 11.75 oz Smucker’s jar so I grabbed out of the recycle bin and made this Smucker’s Jelly Belly mini dispenser. It’s much smaller than my original M&M dispensers as you can see in photo #6
Made using scrap Mahogany and sugar pine I had laying around the shop. it’s got a retractable slider and the feeder hole is cut at a 45 degree angle for smooth operation.
Thanks for looking!

-- 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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#1 posted 03-28-2016 10:10 PM

nice work Tony! Its always fun to see where the inspiration for projects come from….. like the saying goes “one person’s trash is another person’s Treasure!”

Hope you had a blessed Easter!

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

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#2 posted 03-28-2016 10:11 PM

Nice dumpster SAVE!

Good way to do something with would-be trash…

COOL mini dispenser…

Nice job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 03-28-2016 10:15 PM

Love it, Well done

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

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#4 posted 03-28-2016 10:19 PM

Dumpster diving for a good cause, way to go. You’re the man Tony!! Mini candy dispensers for those of us weight conscious woodworkers might be just the thing. LOL!!

-- 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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#5 posted 03-28-2016 10:45 PM

From trash to treasure and some Tony magic .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 03-28-2016 11:46 PM

Hey Tony. This is very cool. Hope you’re doing well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 03-28-2016 11:52 PM

Another great creation of yours!

This one came out great, and I like the idea that you were able to reuse the Smuckers jar, and use some scraps that were just lying around.

The only question now is, what are you going to do with them all?!!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 03-29-2016 12:04 AM

Looks like another nice one!

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

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#9 posted 03-29-2016 12:05 AM

Hey Tony. that is really neat Mate.
Good save and a great job.
Thanks for sharing.

-- 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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#10 posted 03-29-2016 12:36 AM

I really do love these !!!

How small can you go?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#11 posted 03-29-2016 12:39 AM

The Mini Me of jelly bean dispensers. I like it Tony. Got me thinking of these again.

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

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#12 posted 03-29-2016 01:02 AM

That is awesome Tony!!! Well done sir.

-- 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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#13 posted 03-29-2016 01:34 AM

Thanks everyone! Love reading all the nice comments!

Thanks Roger…Got an April 4th appointment. Got my fingers crossed!

John.. I’m not sure if I cold go too much smaller that this one! She’s really small!

-- 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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#14 posted 03-29-2016 02:10 AM

Make them in all sizes, cool, Tony

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 03-29-2016 02:14 AM

Thanks Doug! This is the perfect size for the mini beans!

-- 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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