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My youngest son has food allergies and it's not safe for him to eat out of the candy machines. We watch alot of you-tube videos of family's building cardboard versions of this and my son thought it would be a great idea to build one out of wood. so here we go I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

I made this from one piece of rough cut oak probably 8-10 foot long I had purchased from a local mill. This can easily be by passed and buy ready to use lumber. I got a great deal of 1 dollar a board foot so it was worth the effort to mill it myself.

Attached is a detailed set of plan I designed Using Fusion 360

Step 1: Mill the Wood

Picture of Mill the Wood

I used rough cut oak for this project if you don't have a planer and jointer I recommend using plywood or dimensional lumber to complete this. Then cut the lumber down to final dimensions 11X11 since my lumber was 11 inches when i finished milling it! The dimension can be easily modified to make this as big as you want or as small as you want.

Is there any way you can email me the pdf instructions? Some of the instructions on this site are kind of confusing. Thanks!
bpoulton (author)  justice3217726 days ago
Sorry all the information is on this page. what is confusing i will update it?
What are the dimensions of the springs, and where can I purchase them? Thanks!
bpoulton (author)  justice3217726 days ago
Thank you very much!
bpoulton (author)  bpoulton26 days ago
How long are the 1/4" slopes on the inside of the box? Thanks!
bpoulton (author)  justice3217726 days ago
3 inches or so ans 2 inches on the front side just make sure and leave space for the slider to move freely
Thank you very much!
zakbobdop28 days ago
Those are all of my favorite candies... *drool*
Nicely done!