Gum Ball Machines

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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 03-24-2012 07:33 AM 1551 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Laura and I made these last year and they were a hit at our show. I think out of eight we have two left. Think I’ll make a few more this year since when we made these it was the end of the season. We showed gun in them but they worked better with peanuts and M&Ms.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#1 posted 03-24-2012 09:32 AM

Looks nice. Sugar on demand!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 03-24-2012 12:09 PM

Very cute, sweet project nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-24-2012 01:19 PM

That’s nice guys, my daughters been asking for this, while she reads over my shoulder looking at this.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 03-24-2012 01:53 PM

They are fun to just to look at

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

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#5 posted 03-24-2012 02:46 PM

One of the best functional woodworking projects I’ve seen! Because it dispenses candy!!

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#6 posted 03-24-2012 05:34 PM

Is that a lock on the side of it? How did you attach the jar to the piece? Looks great!

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#7 posted 03-24-2012 06:53 PM

Making points with the kids—Great idea

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

#8 posted 03-24-2012 08:32 PM

To answer mporter question yes there is a lock on the side of the machine and the lid is glued to the inside of the wood the jar still screws on.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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