|Project by luv2learn||posted 07-26-2016 11:06 PM||2120 views||6 times favorited||22 comments|
Back in September of last year, Woodshaver posted an M&M dispenser. In fact, he and others posted quite a few, each having there own unique twist. I asked Woodshaver (Tony) if he would email me his plans and he did. Thanks Tony. I had intended to make these as Christmas gifts but as you can see, that didn’t happen.
My wife and I work with recovering addicts through a faith based addiction organization called The Good Samaritan whose founder is also our pastor. His name is Tim Remington, he is the pastor who made the national news back in March of this year because he was shot six times in the back by a man with a 45 caliber handgun loaded with hollow point bullets. He survived.
Since this organization is funded solely by private donations and does not accept any government funding I thought that these would make great fundraiser items. I started thinking of ways to simplify the design so that non-woodworkers could assemble the pieces, sand them, and finish them without too much effort. Photo 4 shows the disassembled parts and photo 5 is a cut away shot. Photo 6 shows one of the two side pieces.
The dispenser is simply a slide mechanism with offset holes top and bottom so that when you pull it, the top slide shuts off the candy and the bottom slide aligns with the hole of the fixed block between the two allowing the candy to fall into the dish. When pushed into its closed position, the top slide aligns with the hole in the fixed block and allows the candy to drop into the void between the two slides.
I am open for suggestions as to how I can further simplify the design but for right now this is as far as my feeble brain can take it. Thanks for looking. I haven’t been in the shop nearly as much as I would like this year, hopefully that will change this fall.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green