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Black Walnut Candy Dispenser and Game

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Project by Sam Allred posted 12-04-2017 02:50 PM 1296 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a variation of the candy plinko design that Steve Ramsey shared a while back. I chose to use black walnut, real glass front, and brass pins. This turned out better than I expected. It can dispense plain M&M’s, Reese’s pieces, Skittles or any other 1/2” candy. Games can be created based on where the candy lands. I chose not to put any labeling on this to enhance the beauty of the walnut.

I used 3 coats of water based urethane for the finish. The most time consuming part was cutting the 166 brass pins and drilling the receiving holes for those pins. I drilled the holes tight so that glue was not necessary to seat the brass pins. The glass is 1/10” single pane that is set in a dado channel I created using the standard saw blade on my table saw. I used mostly 1/2” black walnut with a few 1/4” pieces and Tightbond II glue.

I have received so many requests to make more of these, however, if time is worth anything I don’t think people would pay what I have into making it. Super fun for the kids and the limited dispensing of 1-2 pieces of candy helps the supply to last a little longer!

-- "I have never let schooling interfere with my education." -Mark Twain





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Sheisserick

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#1 posted 12-04-2017 05:20 PM

That look like alot of care and effort put into it. I bet the kids love it. Thanks for sharing

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Blackberry

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#2 posted 12-05-2017 04:13 AM

That does look like a lot of work went into it. I’m sure it’ll be a hit. I may be a little late but welcome to LJs

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#3 posted 12-05-2017 08:05 AM

Could there be any better gift for a kid -candy and game. Looks so nice made of walnut.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-05-2017 12:47 PM

Very nice. I bet it was a fun project to do.

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

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#5 posted 12-05-2017 01:43 PM

This is very creative and looks like an interesting game. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Sam Allred

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#6 posted 12-05-2017 02:30 PM

Thanks for all the kind words. My wife uses this in her office at school. It’s a hit with the kids. I am enjoying the time I get to do woodworking now that my kids are moving out on their own.

-- "I have never let schooling interfere with my education." -Mark Twain

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#7 posted 12-05-2017 03:29 PM

Very cool candy dispenser! It should bring much happiness to the kids.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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