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Project by Martin Svaabeck posted 01-20-2010 05:41 AM 1687 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These Items, I made, as a Reunion Gift, for a very Old & Dear Friend, from My School Days, whom I have just found & visited, after an absence of 60 years. They are “Dreidels”, engraved with Hebrew Letters, nun, gimmel, simmel & hay, to symbolise the phrase, “A great miracle happened there”. This refers to a remarkable occurrence during the reclaiming of the ancient Temple Jerusalem, when a single day`s supply of Temple`s oil burned for eight days. Traditionally, during Hanukkah, children have played a game of chance with the Toy and small coins, small sweets, or candles. Each of the Letters of the Dreidel signifies a gain or loss. All items as pictured, are made from Cedar & Tasmanian Oak. It was a fitting Gift as it was “Miracle” that I found my Friend, after all the years of searching for Him.

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#1 posted 01-20-2010 05:50 AM

very nice! how did you engrave the letters? are those burnt in?

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#2 posted 01-20-2010 07:50 AM

Mazel Tov!

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#3 posted 01-20-2010 07:09 PM

Interesting story and nice build

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 05:39 AM

Very nice – I love your lettering. How did you do it? I hand lettered mine and found that I’m not that good at hand lettering. I also learned early on that polyurethane will remove “permanent” marker.
One more question – have you figured out a way to keep your kid from beating you every time?

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