M&M Dispenser

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Project by horky posted 11-04-2010 07:50 PM 7236 views 37 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a fun little project done between the bigger ones. Walnut sides, oak base, oak ply back, plexi front, mystery wood dowel, all with natural danish oil finish

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#1 posted 11-04-2010 07:56 PM

You should put little numbers on the M&Ms and play the lotto!

Nice looking, fun little project.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 07:56 PM

That is so cool! Any details on construction and function would be appreciated.
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-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 08:24 PM

Very interesting project. I really like it.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#4 posted 11-04-2010 08:26 PM

Cool, it’s projects like this that make you feel like a kid again.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 11-04-2010 08:30 PM

Unique and wonderful.

M&Ms are kind of like heroin, for me ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 11-04-2010 08:47 PM

Unique. Nice implementation too.

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#7 posted 11-04-2010 08:49 PM

Really nice!! Is there one hole the mm fall through or multiples?

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#8 posted 11-04-2010 08:49 PM

Very cool. How’s it work?

-- Steopa

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#9 posted 11-04-2010 09:04 PM

I’ll be right over. I love M/Ms. You know this would be a great thing to have during the potty training stage. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#10 posted 11-04-2010 09:11 PM

That is way to cool. It must run like a pachinko machine. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
We used to have a teaching tool in quality assurance called a quincunx. It was for showing how the distribution of a process as you move the center point that dropped balls through pegs like that.
It looks like you turn that white tube to get them falling. right?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 11-04-2010 09:12 PM

HAH!! A vitamin M dispenser. Sweet.


-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#12 posted 11-04-2010 09:46 PM

thanks to all. the dowel rod has one dimple in its center. It holds one ‘vitamine M’ (I like that). As you turn it, it picks one up and drops it down. the dowel slides side to side so you can drop it where you choose. I have a sketchup drawing which I will try to attach tomorrow. thanks to all, again.

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#13 posted 11-04-2010 10:43 PM

hee hee way cool, I love it,,, that would make great xmas present…

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#14 posted 11-05-2010 12:02 AM


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#15 posted 11-05-2010 12:04 AM

I’m on my way to the store… Right now they have a Christmas pak of M&M’s with dark chocolate and coconut!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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