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M&M's Candy box for our 3 year old twin Grandkids

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Project by woodshaver posted 12-16-2011 03:34 AM 3577 views 32 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this candy box so it would work with M&M’s. The hole in the drum was a little different than the one I made for the Skittle’s candy. Oiur Grandaughers love M&M’s!!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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#1 posted 12-16-2011 03:40 AM

Very cool i bet they get a real kick out of those.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 12-16-2011 03:51 AM

That is too cool! My granddaughter would love that (all kids love M&Ms). Did you design this? Build from plans? I’m going to favorite it but I would like the dimensions/plan if possible.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 04:12 AM

Hey gfadvm

I didn’t have a plane. I saw this at the Woodcrafters store. They were selling them for $10 bucks but they were sold out. Go to my other Candy box page and see the dimentions and a link to their web site http://lumberjocks.com/projects/57284

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 05:54 PM

Nice job on these WS! I just recently built a candy dispenser too. Mine isn’t as fun to watch though. I like that you can see your candy fall. Great job!!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#5 posted 12-16-2011 07:12 PM

that is awesome woodshaver i think i might have to take a stab at making one of those…was one of these a challenge?

-- The Olson workshop

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#6 posted 12-16-2011 07:45 PM

Thanks Drew,
Did you post your candy box? I would love to see it!

I took a picture of the one at the store and used that pic to make these.

Here are some basic measurements. The box is 6.5” H X 4” W and 1.5” D.
The dowel is 1” D x 4 1/8” L. I just made a little crank and cut 1/4” piece off a larger dowel for the end stop. 1 1/2” from end of dowel Use a 1/2” forstner bit to make a hole in the dowel to except one M&M. Make the hole only as deep as the height of one M&M laying flat. Make a second plunge about 3/16 off set to the first hole, then clean up the hole and make sure the M&M’s don’t get stuck in the hole.
The dowel should fit the box with only be a little clearance between the back and front.
The angle of the ramp’s are set at 20* degrees. Ramps From the top.. Left side 1/2” then Right side 3 1/4” then Left 4 3/4” . Make a short ramp at the bottom for a shoot.
The sides and top are 5/16” thick bottom base is 7/16” 4” ax 4 1/2”. The back is 3/16 cabinet ply. The landing hole is 1” x 1/4” deep. I used a little green felt in the hole for good looks!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 12-16-2011 07:56 PM

Hey Tony,

I had to wing it! I only had a picture to go by. I made one and then made two more with some mods to make work better. I used 5 minute Epoxy to assemble it. I used screws at the ends of the dowel to hold the end stop and crank on. I didn’t glue them on just sung them up. I prefer working on larger projects. This was a little item with lots of moves to get the job done. So if it take you a day to make two and you make a child happy then it’s worth it!

Tony C

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#8 posted 12-17-2011 04:23 AM

great project. now the challenge is to make a HUGE one with many functions :P

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 12-17-2011 06:41 AM

OR maybe one that our cat can use to get her treats!
But she would not stop until they were all gone! LOL !!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Lockwatcher

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#10 posted 12-17-2011 10:09 PM

I worked with our local scouts a few years back and made these as a project…

Candy Machine

They were fun to make (we built them as kits that the scouts put together).

(12 kits were made!)

Ken C / Lockwatcher

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio, http://www.lockwatcher.com/

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#11 posted 01-19-2012 03:14 PM

very slick. I’m sure the Grandkids luv it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#12 posted 09-03-2012 02:38 AM

my daughters would love this

-- God is good..All the time

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