|Project by PurpLev||posted 12-29-2008 05:03 PM||2414 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
These are a few Hanukah Toys that I made for my daughter.
They are made of Apple-wood, and were the first project I got to use the bandsaw.
These are similar to a Top, but they have 4 sides, and a hebrew letter on each side representing a word in a 4 words phrase that says “a Big Miracle Happened There” if you live OUTSIDE of Israel (as the “there” refers to Israel) OR “a Big Miracle Happened Here” if you live IN Israel.
The miracle referred to is the miracle that kept the oil can full to last 8 days to light the menorah.
The funny thing is, that right after completing all the cuts, this Draidel would not spin- apparently the top was so sharp that every little thing would knock it off balance, I had to flatten slightly the bottom of these to give them a more forgiving pivot surface to spin on.
Happy Holidays everyone, and a Happy New Year!
-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.