Gum Ball Machine

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Project by redryder posted 09-11-2012 07:21 AM 2267 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Me and my little buddy worked on this project together.
Pine sides, cedar base and top.
Glass globe from Walmart.
Sliding ball drop was a piece of old cutting board scrap pulled out of the burn pile.
Spray shellac for the finish.

We now have enough gum to last us a life time…..................

-- mike...............

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 08:54 AM

Very cool project. Looks fun.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 12:21 PM

That’s a cool Project!
You must of had fun building it with your little buddy!
Great work you two.
At one of my dad’s friends pool hall he had something like this that was filled with peanuts. While I used to watch them play pool I would eat all the peanuts! I love peanuts and gum!!!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 09-11-2012 12:23 PM

Nice project.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 09-11-2012 02:54 PM

How fun! Do you have a design for this available? Great project to work on together.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 09-11-2012 06:49 PM

Very good, Mike!

COOL project!

I’ve been wanting to something like that for years!

(See top of list... What I've been looking at...)

... but still have not got around to it…
... Maybe you will get me off my duff! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 09-12-2012 06:53 AM

Kook: I could not find any plans on these anywhere. Lots of pix of the completed ones. I found out quickly that you do not just drill a hole slightly bigger than the gum and expect it to work. Had to go back and retool the drop opening to prevent clogging.
Joe: Nice bucket list

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 10-01-2012 01:56 AM



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