Chanukah Menorah

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Project by Maxx posted 10-21-2010 02:45 AM 1905 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a few of these for my family out of purpleheart and my wife asked me, “Where’s ours?”
So – this is ours. The wood is chechen. Not the easiest to work with, but I think it’s well worth the time. It’s a very hard, heavy wood and finishes to a wonderful dark brown. The design isn’t tricky – what you see is what you get here. I have a dowel going down the middle (through the ‘shamash’) so the branches can rotate. You can have it as tidy or disjointed as you’re in the mood for. Natural stain, 50/50 laquer/poly finish. Thanks for taking a look.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 05:21 AM

Great job! I have been wanting to make a menorah for my son-in-law. Thanks for posting, it has given me some motivation to do something.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#2 posted 10-22-2010 08:17 PM

Great idea.Lot of work to make it work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 07:42 AM

I like it… siimple, yet elegant. That’s a nice looking piece of wood, too.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#4 posted 08-31-2013 10:28 AM

I have been wanting to build a Chanukah menorah. I might try it out of Israeli olive wood if I can get it imported. Otherwise, maybe I can find some good old oak or walnut in the shop.

-- Trapper, Burns Oregon,

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