Hand-Cranked 1" Marble Dispenser Wood Model

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Project by DaleMaley posted 08-23-2021 04:25 PM 551 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Several years ago, I made a marble dispenser that used the smaller 5/8” size marbles. Both kids and adults love to play with it… is like an old-fashioned gumball machine.

I decided to make a new model using the larger 1” diameter marbles, and modify the design so the user can see exactly how it works… using a sheet of plexi-glass on the front.

The model is all maple wood, except the connecting rod is red Padauk and the sheet of plastic held on by 1/2” brass wood screws.

I made a Youtube video of the model in action. You can use this link to watch the video.

For more details on how I designed and built this model, see my woodworking web site using this link.

I uploaded my model to the Sketchup warehouse. You can use this link to download the model.

Thanks !

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 08-24-2021 01:53 AM

Looks like fun… but gumballs might make it even better ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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