Candy Dispenser

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Project by Lockwatcher posted 04-16-2011 05:16 PM 17438 views 26 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once again, another project that the scouts put together. These were pre-cut in kit form with some drilling and cuttting needed to finish the project. The candy would sit above the dowel rod and when the dowel rod is spun, it would drop a candy down the “sliding boards” and out the hole in the side.

This was built from clear Aspen. The sliding boards are tongue depressers. Thin plexiglass slides into slots and forms the front and back.

The knobs on the dowel were picked up at a local wood store.

I designed this project around some scrap plexiglass I had.

Enjoy, Ken C

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio,

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#1 posted 04-16-2011 06:18 PM

Cool!! Bet kids have fun with that ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-16-2011 10:31 PM

Awesome project

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 04-17-2011 01:50 AM

neat design good work

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#4 posted 04-17-2011 03:39 AM

I made one of these about 20 years ago for my nephew. Instead of tongue depressors I used 1” dowels and cut them in half. I filled it with jelly beans and gave it to him for Christmas. He just couldn’t stop working the machine. He knew if he got a jeyll bean he had to eat it before he could work the machine again and he just couldn’t stop. It was like an addiction. I watched him empty it. He was sick for days….LOL
These are nice machines. Good job!

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#5 posted 04-19-2011 07:44 AM

Looks like somthing fun to play with and the reward comes out the bottom ! ” Candy ” .
Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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#6 posted 12-17-2011 10:30 PM

I like this one alot! I’ve got a ton of scrap wook left over from the folding step stools I’m making and yours looks easier to build then the one I made.
Nice job! Thanks for sharing!


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#7 posted 01-19-2012 03:16 PM

very slick. nice picture tutorial. I’m sure kids luv it

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