Monday, 24 February, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3388 [post_author] => 638 [post_date] => 2018-04-01 17:09:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-01 07:09:40 [post_content] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our three function COB headlamp!

1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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How to make a jelly bean dispenser

How to make a jelly bean dispenser

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OK, so here’s a fun project you can make with your kids… a fun and cute jelly bean dispenser!

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

 

It’s a great DIY project that you can do with your scrap timber and finish in just a couple of hours. If you have the right tools, you can definitely do it in one hour. ;)

A DIY jelly bean dispenser is something your kids will surely enjoy. And it’s definitely a nice way to get some control over candy intake!

It’s also a great way to serve some treats if you love hosting weekend get-togethers. Or perhaps you’re looking for some easy DIY gifts for friends and family?

This DIY jelly bean dispenser works for M&M’s and other similarly sized hard candies, too!

Is this going to be your next quick project? :)

Materials:

  • 2 pcs of 4 x 4 x 7/8″ Timber
  • 1 pc of 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 Timber (1-1/2″ thick)
  • 1 pc of 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 Timber (1″ thick)
  • 1 pc of 10 x 1 Timber (1″ thick)
  • 1/4″ Dowel
  • Thin piece of Wood (1-1/2″ long, exactly 1″ wide)
  • Mason Jar with Screw-on Cover
  • Wood Glue
  • Small Nails
  • Varnish, Paint or Polyurethane
  • Mineral oil or Beeswax Finish (for wood parts that would be in contact with your candies)

Tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Miter Saw
  • Drill with various Bits
  • Band Saw
  • Square
  • Hammer
  • Punch
  • Needle Nose Pliers

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Steps:

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

Cut and drill: Cut all your wood down to size, and then mark the two 4×4” top and bottom. Find the middle of the top block and drill a hole in it with the 3/4” or 15/16” drill bit. Set both pieces aside.

DIY Jelly Bean Step

Take the thin 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” piece, and the long piece of wood of the same width. (1”) Put the top 4×4” piece and place it atop the thin 3-1/2”x3-1/2”. Using a pencil, put a dot into the 3-1/2” piece through the hole, so you know where to place your long piece. Center the long piece of wood over the dot, and mark where it is with a pencil. Make the lines you just made about 1/16” bigger, and cut out on any saw, just make sure it is even.

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

After this, carefully glue and nail down the wood you cut onto the thicker 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2” piece.

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

More cutting, drilling and gluing: Take the long piece of wood, and make a line 1/2” down. Find the middle of this new, smaller section, and with the 1/4” bit, drill a hole in the center. Do not drill through the wood, but go far down.

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

About 3” down from the hole you just made, mark a 11/4” space. Turning it on its side, mark a line that is 1/6” above the bottom. From there, make two 30 degree angles that go down to just a bit more than the length of a regular m&m or jelly belly jelly bean.

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

Cut out this space.

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

Take the 1/2” drill bit, and drill a small circle into the slot you just made. this will make it so the jelly bean will not fall out of the slot as easily.

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

Putting it all together: Take the 3-1/2” blocks that you put together, and center, glue, and nail the top and bottom 4×4” pieces to it. Make sure the hole in the top piece is directly above the opening in the pieces of wood (smaller 3-1/2” that were cut earlier).

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

Once this is done, take the long piece of wood and place it inside the opening. It should fit snuggly, but slide easily. If it does not, sand or cut out more from the sides.

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

Once you do this, get the 1/4” dowel, and put it in the small hole in the mechanism. (long piece of wood) mark the dowel so just a small bit goes above the top 4×4” piece. Cut and glue inside the hole.

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

Now take the thin scrap wood and cut a piece that is about 1/2” bigger than the back of the mechanism. Making sure the wood is inside the opening, glue to the back, and add a small nail if you wish.

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

You should now have a working dispenser, with out the jar on top.

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

The jar: Take the lid to your jar. Make sure it has a hole in it bigger than the hole in the top piece of the wood…

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser

and carefully drill about six holes in it that are the size of your very small nails.

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser Final Image

Center the lid on the top of the dispenser, and using a hammer and punch, carefully nail it in place. put on the jar, and voila, you have an almost finished jelly bean dispenser!

DIY Jelly Bean Dispenser Main Image

Erase any pencil marks, add a coat of varnish, paint, or polyurethane, and you have a finished jelly bean dispenser! For a cooler design, you could try using an old lightbulb for the jar, or even a tree stump instead of the wood!

Thanks to  for this great project.

 

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