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Candy Dispensers Using Repurposed Butcher Block Table Top

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 06-11-2020 02:33 PM 2161 views 4 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor found a butcher block table top out for trash pick up and he wanted to know if it would make a good table for outdoors use. I told him no these are made for indoor use only if it got wet it would just fall apart. He said ok you can have it if you want it.

(Later on I built him and his wife a picnic table.)

I had the butcher block top laying around for a few months and then I decided to cut it up and make 9 Butcher Block Candy Dispensers with it. I sold one and gave one as a gift already.
Hope you like them!

I’m not sure what kind of wood this is but it has open grain.
Stained with various color stain.
Finish…. some with spray on poly and some with lacquer.
I like the poly finish the best it’s much more durable.

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





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#1 posted 06-11-2020 02:40 PM

Very clever design Tony!

Yes,when I see discarded cutting boards, I immediately think “candy dispenser” 8^)

Cool gift idea, too bad you didn’t incorporate a coin slot, you’d be a rich man!

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#2 posted 06-11-2020 02:41 PM

the candy man rides again.looks like another mans junk was your treasure buddy.nice work on those.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 06-11-2020 02:59 PM

Great idea, super job Tony.

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#4 posted 06-11-2020 03:12 PM

Kids must love those…looking grrrreat!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 06-11-2020 03:23 PM

Love them teeth rotter dispensers, or as others may call dentists’ treasures. However, why is it that no one ever supplies plans?


(Later on I built him and his wife a picnic table.)
- woodshaver Tony C

Out of the same (“indoor”) timber???

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

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#6 posted 06-11-2020 03:25 PM

Tony…I don’t like the fact that yours turn out much nicer than the ones I make… bahahaha. Beautiful job my friend. Like the brand placement…very creative. Stay safe buddy.

-- 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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#7 posted 06-11-2020 03:39 PM



Love them teeth rotter dispensers, or as others may call dentists treasures. However, why is it that no one ever supplies plans?

(Later on I built him and his wife a picnic table.)
- woodshaver Tony C

Out of the same (“indoor”) timber???

- LittleBlackDuck


tony just told him that to get some free wood-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 06-11-2020 03:50 PM

.Thanks Bruce, On trash day I find myself hunting for tables! LOL!

. Thanks Pottz, Before I decided to use the table top I tried to give the darn thing away. I had no takers! What was I thinking???? DAH!

. Thanks Jim! Took a while to come up with something to make with it.

. Thanks Ivan, I sent my sister one. She lives 1000 miles away and her granddaughter attacked it the second the M&M jar was filled.

. Thanks LBD, The answer is NO! PT for outdoor stuff but you know that already! See it in my projects! I don’t think you commented on it though! I would make plans but I have no idea how to use sketch up! :( I can give you any info help you need.

. Thanks Buster, I do like the brand placement also. I put one on the bottom too. We alway use a mask!

. Pottz, LOL!

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

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#9 posted 06-11-2020 03:58 PM



Kids must love those…looking grrrreat!

- Ivan


according to that i must be a Kid you Tony are truly the master candy man dispenser maker GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#10 posted 06-11-2020 05:02 PM

Thanks Tony, Master LOL I’m so happy to have a good dental plan and still have all my original teeth at 73!

And what I do believe is that as we grow older each year the kid that you once were still lives in you!

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

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#11 posted 06-11-2020 06:28 PM

Wow Tony I haven’t seen the candy dispensers posted since you introduced them a year or so ago. What is funny is that back when I built my first one I cut out enough parts to build several more, 16 to be exact. I had all the parts in a box in my shop that I kept on tripping over. Well, a month or so ago I started assembling all of them and now they are sitting in my shop in various stages of completion…LOL!! Nicely done as always!!

-- 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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#12 posted 06-11-2020 07:36 PM

Nice transformation, Tony Those are cool dispensers!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 06-11-2020 07:51 PM

Thanks Lee!
Wow! 16 of them! I hope you don’t have people waiting for you to finish them! Now I’m going to be waiting for you to post them here on LJ’s you know. So you better cracking! LOL! You might need a sling for your sanding arm when your finished. LOL!

. Thanks Jim!
I called my sister when I got the email that her candy dispenser arrived at her door she facetimed me before the my call went through and I saw her 5 year old granddaughter (Our Grandniece) filling her face with M&M. LOL

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

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#14 posted 06-11-2020 08:27 PM

Candy Man, that’s a good name for you, besides a dozen others I call you. LOL (private joke between us) I’m still telling you that is rubberwood, guaranteed. Enough about the wood, I love the cognac one. Makes me want to go make something just to stain it cognac. That’s a lot of dispensers and a lot of work and I can vouch that they work flawlessly.
Too bad you didn’t get the legs with that table top too, you could of made one a floor model. Beautifully done and I hope you sell them easily.

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

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#15 posted 06-11-2020 09:11 PM



.... I would make plans but I have no idea how to use sketch up! :( I can give you any info help you need.
- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks for the offer, but not being a sweet person, I’ll take a rain check (could have used one of those $10 umbrellas), I have a sort of alternate intention but cheap casked vino already comes in it’s own dispenser.

Nevertheless, I’m always on the lookout for candy dispenser plans so I can “import” into SketchUp and devise my own nefarious design to build one helluva big gob stopper for a dear ex-MIL.

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

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