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Project by BusterB posted 10-11-2019 02:07 PM 898 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s become a habit of mine to make candy dispensers for people who are retiring from our department at work. This may be the last one I make since I have went from being the new guy to senior grumpy old fart…lol. Only took 31 years…Everything is repurposed cedar except the dowel pin and naturally the jar. finished with Minwax Helmsman satin polyurethane

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 10-11-2019 04:07 PM

Very nice Buster! I bet your shop smells great with all that nice cedar.
Some may be looking to retire early just to get there hand on one of your nice dispensers! Nice work!

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

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 10-11-2019 04:39 PM

What a great retirement gift Buster. Your craftsmanship is awesome.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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hoss12992

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#3 posted 10-11-2019 06:28 PM

Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-11-2019 07:17 PM

Beautiful dispenser!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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farmerdude

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#5 posted 10-11-2019 09:54 PM

Another fine job by BusterB! That sure is beautiful wood. I hope to someday try working with it, but looking at the lathe picture it sure looks dusty. Great job, buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#6 posted 10-11-2019 11:08 PM

Tony- thank you sir. Doesn’t take long at all to get over the cedar smell…lol

L2L- thank you buddy. Great comment…I haven’t laughed that hard for quite some time…craftsmanship… bahahahaha

Hoss- thank you sir!!!

Jim- Thank you sir

Jeff- thank you buddy. It’s generates a lot of dust when sanding it…turns you, your tools and your shop reddish-pink…which really isn’t a good look for me at all..lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Ivan

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#7 posted 10-12-2019 03:51 AM

You have some very good habit …nice turning, nice project!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Desert_Woodworker

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#8 posted 10-12-2019 01:44 PM

5 stars

-- Desert_Woodworker

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 10-12-2019 02:32 PM

It has a cool look to it. Somehow I feel these candy machines look best with red in it. Maybe seeing so many red ones as a kid. I like your label too. Better make yourself one and have it ready for when you retire. LOL

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

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BusterB

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#10 posted 10-13-2019 03:01 AM

Ivan- thank you sir. Turning is just one skill amongst many that I need to work on…pretty much got round down…lol

Desert_woodworker- Thank you!!! Will take 5 stars anytime I can get them…lol

Dave- thank you buddy. Hadn’t thought about the classic red candy machines but I see you point. If all goes well I can make myself one in 6 years or so… hopefully…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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therealSteveN

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#11 posted 10-15-2019 05:01 AM

That Cedar loves that job. You did well here.

I like the label.

-- Think safe, be safe

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BusterB

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#12 posted 10-15-2019 11:53 AM

Real steve- thank you!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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