|Project by Mike||posted 09-12-2013 03:32 AM||1745 views||18 times favorited||9 comments|
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;)