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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 02-14-2018 09:03 PM 2182 views 19 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I posted a project. I’m a fair weather woodworker and now that the weather has turned a little warmer here I decided to make a little sawdust.

This candy dispenser is made with a few short cut off pieces of leftover Walnut and a little #1 grade pine.
I bought the little legs and knobs at Hobby Lobby. The knobs are wood and painted white. The blue rubber band is for retracting the slider back into place automatically when you let it go. And also it keeps the slider from moving forward accidently on it’s own when the dispenser is picked up. The finish is spray on lacquer.
Thanks for looking in….


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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-14-2018 09:05 PM

Looks cool Tony nice build.

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MrWolfe

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#2 posted 02-14-2018 09:08 PM

Hope you put a few extra layers of white paint on those knobs…. I’m thinking the kiddos/grandkids are gonna wear down the finish very quickly.

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#3 posted 02-14-2018 09:08 PM

COOL…

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#4 posted 02-14-2018 09:17 PM

Very nice. Nice bit of engineering. Iʻm assuming the back is screwed on so that the rubber band can be replaced.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 02-14-2018 09:35 PM

Thanks Jim and Joe!

Thanks MrWolfe,
LOL! I sure did put many coats on those knobs. But I bet it wears off in no time! I guess porcelain would have been better.

Thanks Tyvekboy,
Good question!
The rubber bands are high quality and the way you replace them is unscrew the 4 screws holding the lid tops in place then unscrew the 6 screws holding the walnut top on to the body. At this point the rubber bands can be replaced; as shown in Photo #7.

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

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#6 posted 02-14-2018 10:03 PM

very nice also included are my favorites …melt in your mouth NOTin your hand ….LOL…GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 02-14-2018 10:03 PM

I am glad you posted this Tony. I have half a dozen dispenser parts waiting to be put together. Now you have got my brain working overtime figuring out how to build a dual dispenser ….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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#8 posted 02-14-2018 10:08 PM

Very Nice Indeed Tony! Well Done!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#9 posted 02-14-2018 10:23 PM

Nice build Tony and just in time for Valentines day. I’m surprised how long the rubber bands last. It’s been over 2 years since I built the one with your rubber band instructions and its still working.
Glad to see it warmed up for you. Get a lathe and you can make all those parts from SCRAPS LOL.

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

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#10 posted 02-14-2018 10:25 PM

Tony, I never get tired of these dispensers you make. This one is fantastic. Someday I have to get busy and build one, after all you were nice enough to send me some plans. Well done!

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

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#11 posted 02-14-2018 10:46 PM

Who’s the man? You the man!

Your M&M dispensers keep getting better and better! This one is very cool, and can be used by more than one kid at a time—very inventive!

A couple of questions: First, it looks like the hole in the sliders are offset from the centerline. Is this an illusion, or is it intentional? And if so, does it dispense the M&M’s better? If it does, I’ll alter the plans you gave me to reflect the improved design.

Second, does the unit slide around with those feet? I like your original idea of using the non-slip pads on the bottom.

Thanks for taking the time to share your M&M dispensers and your expertise!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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woodshaver Tony C

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#12 posted 02-14-2018 11:05 PM

Thanks Tony! No way will they melt in my hands…I’m to quick! LOL!

Thanks Lee! From what I have seen you make here on LJ’s …. a double dispenser would be a cakewalk for you Lee!

Thanks Rick! Lots going on in one of these little dispensers.

Thanks Dave! My rubber bands are still holding up also. I have backups standing by! Dave have you made a double dispenser yet??

Thanks Jeff! It’s catchy! Once you make one you’ll want to make more!


Who s the man? You the man!

Your M&M dispensers keep getting better and better! This one is very cool, and can be used by more than one kid at a time—very inventive!

A couple of questions: First, it looks like the hole in the sliders are offset from the centerline. Is this an illusion, or is it intentional? And if so, does it dispense the M&M s better? If it does, I ll alter the plans you gave me to reflect the improved design.

Second, does the unit slide around with those feet? I like your original idea of using the non-slip pads on the bottom.

Thanks for taking the time to share your M&M dispensers and your expertise!

- Mean_Dean

Thanks Dean!
I off set the hole to see if the candy (peanut ones) would move better as you pulled the slider but I didn’t notice any improvement. The plain m&m’s flow smoothly it’s the pennut ones that get hung up on occasion. Drilling the hole on that 45 degree angle and smoothing the top of the ramp really made a huge improvement. A straight hole chops the candy in half sometimes making a big mess.

I like having the legs. I like the way it looks and the dispenser really doesn’t slide around a lot. As you pull the slider with one hand your other hand is under the shoot holding the dispenser stedy and also from moving forward as you pull. The pads are good too either way work well. Hope this helps! :)

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#13 posted 02-14-2018 11:09 PM

@Dean,
One more thought…. I would use legs on the double dispensers only. And the non skid pads on the single dispensers.

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

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#14 posted 02-14-2018 11:29 PM

Very nice Tony.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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pottz

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#15 posted 02-14-2018 11:55 PM

i always knew you had a sweet tooth tony.those look fun to build but if they were in my house id be filling em everyday!so ill just admire your work buddy and try and stay away from the candy-lol.nice work as always my friend,glad your out makin dust again.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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