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M & M's, Peanuts, Skittles anyone?????

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Project by Mike posted 345 days ago 1500 views 18 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished 4 more candy dispensers. This time I made them with a knob and spindle that you turn as opposed to the last ones with the slider. These work pretty good and will make great Christmas gifts. The wood is cherry the knobs are oak and the spindle is made from a hardwood dowel.

The third horizontal piece of cherry from the top was added, front and back, because I had candy spilling out of the spindle without turning it due to the “gap” between the spindle and top. By adding a wedge to the front and a block to the back candy doesn’t spill out until the knob is turned.

The ramps are on a small angle, this helped to control the candy from flying out to fast but it also means that some of the candy sits on the ramp. If you build one of these you might want to play around with the angle to decide what works best for you.

I have put M & M’s, Skittles and peanuts through them with no problems. I find myself walking through the candy isle at the store to see what other kinds of candy will go through them. I need to stop, to much candy makes for trouble at the dentist, you know, you can’t put the candy back after you touch it so you have to eat it;)





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Rick M.

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#1 posted 345 days ago

Fun project. It’s the perfect time of year too.

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 345 days ago

Nice looking dispensers Mike. Those just made the Christmas gift list. Thanks for sharing.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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John Milleker

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#3 posted 345 days ago

These look great!
Never thought of something like this for gifts, great idea..

-- John Milleker, Photographer in Baltimore Maryland - JohnMilleker.com

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#4 posted 345 days ago

These are awesome, I need to make some….. Love them…

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

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Richard Miller

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#5 posted 345 days ago

Thanks for the idea. I know what the 12 children will get for Christmas. You done a very nice job.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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Mark Gipson

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#6 posted 344 days ago

I love these. I want to build some but I would have to keep them inside an airtight box or they would be ant dispensers after 10 minutes on the kitchen counter!

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#7 posted 340 days ago

Love them. Great idea on the knob and spindle. They sure are great gifts for kids and loved ones. Great job!

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#8 posted 340 days ago

Hello Mike

Good work

I love them and I want one like yours ( in my favorite for the future !)
What are the size of the differents pieces ?
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Mike

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#9 posted 338 days ago

Diggerjacks if you look at the third picture I’ll give you measurement from the top down. All boards are from 4/4 boards planned to approx. 3/4” thick.
Top/ Bottom 5 1/2” x 5 1/2”
2nd horizontal piece 3 1/4” x 4 1/2” (hole drilled through the center to let candy fall)
3rd horizontal piece 3 1/4” x 1 1/2” (2 of them one on each side, front and back, of spindle)
Spindle 1 3/8 dowel x 3 3/4” long (spins inside holes drilled 3/8”into the sides, one side finished with smaller hole to connect the knob)
Sides 4 1/2” x4 1/2”

Honestly you can build these just about any size. I often adjust my measurements to fit whatever material I have at the time. Good luck and have fun with them.
Mike

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