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« on: October 30, 2007 06:30:01 PM »

I bought a big gumball dispensing machine for $1 at a thrift shop
the mechanism doesnt seem to work and Im not sure how I could fix it
(the thing inside doesnt move to push things down the hole)

Is there anything I could use it for?
I dont want to rip it apart and make other things though

just any way I can make it dispense something?
still being able to use the spirally bit would be good too.
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007 11:14:52 AM »

How cool!  Is it very big?  You could make a fish tank out of it!

You could make the lid part of it removable like any old jar and use it as a cookie or candy jar.

Oh, or you could set it up to be one of those auto-feeders if you have any pets who self-regulate on how much food they eat.

I'm not sure how to keep the spiraly thing working for you.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2007 09:24:33 PM »

if you can get the spirally part to work properly why not just fill it up with some candy like M&M's or skittles?
I second the fish tank idea though. I use to have a gold fish tank that was made to look like a gumball machine and I always thought it'd be so much cooler if it was a real machine.

« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007 01:36:02 AM »

Yeah at the moment I taped up the hole and use it to hold lollies and people stick their hands in the top.

Im thinking of putting a table top on it for a quirky nightstand now  Grin
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2007 02:04:25 AM »

A lamp? Maybe fill it with fairy lights or LEDs? I'd love to see a photo of it.

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