Red Oak Candy Dispenser

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Project by FourOaks posted 06-24-2018 10:01 PM 2285 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of weeks back I made this candy dispenser out of red oak. This was such a fun project to make, and I made a YT video for those interested (see below) in how I made it.

I bought dimensional lumber from the home improvement store and just used the miter saw for cross cuts. Didn’t have to do any rip cuts. Used my electric nail gun and wood glue to assemble. Finished with my homemade beeswax / mineral oil mix.

I’ve tried M&Ms and Jelly Beans in it. So far everything works well. Sometimes the candy will jamb up, but it jambs in the jar and not the slider. I think rounder and harder candy works best, but the jelly beans do pretty well too.

Here is the YT video Link. Enjoy!

Happy woodworking!


-- Stephen, Atlanta Georgia,

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#1 posted 06-24-2018 11:19 PM

Looks good nice work and good video Stephen! I’m made a few of these…there around here someplace!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 06-25-2018 12:38 AM

Now that’s a candy dispenser 4O... It’s generosity of dispensing more than just a poopsy “singleton” is beyond reproach!

Nice job.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 06-25-2018 12:52 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Stephen!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 06-25-2018 04:47 AM

Cool kandy gadget. My wife wouldn’t approve such project -she worked at the dentist office.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 06-25-2018 01:12 PM

This is such a nice candy dispenser. It’s a great design and beautifully done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 06-25-2018 01:55 PM

That is so cool. I’ll be sure to check out the video. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#7 posted 06-26-2018 12:19 AM

Nice video of the project!



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#8 posted 06-27-2018 12:24 PM

Luv it. Thanks.


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#9 posted 12-02-2019 01:00 AM

Thanks Stephen!!

-- Hpycmpr

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