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Project by medsker posted 445 days ago 869 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not all projects have to be serious right? Took a little bit of time to build this, but was a fun little project and will make great gifts for nieces and nephews. I started out with some walnut I milled last winter and enjoyed taking it from log to finished project. Sometimes you have to shake the jar for a gum ball to drop, but otherwise it works great. Most challenging part was not eating all the gum balls trying to get the slide perfected!





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 445 days ago

Very nice…I have seen a few folks making these…looks like fun

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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mariva57

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#2 posted 445 days ago

Hello, nice work. I would like to know what kind of glue you used to
secure the lid of the glass jar, thank you.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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medsker

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#3 posted 445 days ago

Mariva57 – I used hot glue to secure the lid to the wood top. Seems to work good and then to refill you just have to unscrew the jar and the lid stays glued to the top.

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 445 days ago

This is Fun-tastic! Great design, wood and finish, very lucky kids to get one of those.

—www.sawblade.com

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#5 posted 445 days ago

Beautiful, I am sure your nieces and nephews will love them.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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woodturner39

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#6 posted 444 days ago

Very nice, fun making things for others especailly kids.

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#7 posted 444 days ago

These are so nice and the kids will love them. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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nomercadies

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#8 posted 426 days ago

Nice job with the vending machines. I think M and M’s in all of them and having one in each room of the house would be just right. I am interested in what looks like folding sawhorses. Do you have more information about them? I’d like to see more of them too.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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