One of the most complicated Christmas presents I made was gumball
dispensers. The idea came from a Workbench magazine article, but
the design was my own. The frame was made from scrap cherry and
the sides from book matched 3/16" walnut. The finish was Tung
oil. Gum balls were added by swinging a little door aside in the
upper part of the front, where they sat in an angled hopper. When
a plunger was pressed on the top rear, a gate permitted one to
fall below the hopper's floor level, where they rolled out along
an inclined ramp.
While complicated, they were surprisingly quick to make in
quantity. I made 2 dozen easily in just a few days.
On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 16:36:16 -0800 (PST), blackemmons
It's alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking. It's not available through
Google because they do not provide access to binary groups.
You'll have to find an ISP that does support binary groups. Typically,
most ISP's charge a specific rate for that type of access.
Alternatively, you can pay a one time fee of ($2.95 I think) to
Teranews to get limited access to binaries.
Or you could wander over to a web site that does archive (at least for a
spell) the group. <http://www.delorie.com/wood/abpw/ is one that some
kind soul has put up and apparently maintains. It even has a gumball
dispenser picture or two pretty near the top of the list, too...
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
Thanks guys. That's a lot of brain work for an ol' guy to figure out.
Can some one just post it on a site like sawmillcreek.org? I can get
through most of that.
I was going to build some for the grand-kids for Christmas and was
looking for ideas, pics and plans.
Thanks for the help.
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