Fun Stuff

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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31st October
written by Todd Harrison

Just a little bit of fun while helping my son with his yearly pumpkin carving project. Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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18th May
written by Todd Harrison

I took my kids to the meteor crater in Arizona USA on May 3rd 2014. I though it would be fun to share a few minutes of the HD footage I took of the meteor crater. The wind noise was very bad, sorry. If you can’t visit Meteorcrater in AZ someday then please enjoy my little tour of the crater. More details about the impact at Meteorcrater.


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