29th December
written by Todd Harrison

My daughter Veronica shares her design for a wooden gumball machine. Her build is based on an old design that I had originally built for shop class when I was in high school. I no longer have the original plans so my daughter measured my old candy machine and made up new drawings that use off-the-shelf stock red oak lumber that required far less cutting and produces a much easier to build candy machine. She also uses common Mason jars for the top which you can purchase in multiple colors.

In this video she explains everything upfront and then covers the build in detail. After the video I will have photos, material list and a PDF of Veronic’s hand drawn plans.

Materials for one – (PDF plans):

3.5” x 0.75” red oak stock 7” long for top and bottom bases
2.5” x 0.75” red oak stock 5.5” long for uprights
0.75” x 0.75” red oak stock 8” long for candy pull
5/16” dowel 1” long for candy pull stop
3/16” dowel 1” long to connect wooden door knob
wooden cabinet door knob
Two #4 x 5/8” flat head Phillips screws
One quart Mason jar with ring lid

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