Happy Chanuka 2011 - Rosewood and Brass

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Project by PurpLev posted 12-28-2011 07:34 PM 2320 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess now that it’s the 3rd year in the making it can be considered a tradition in the making. This time I decided to mix the elements and introduce a brass core to the rosewood and came up with this dreidel that you can see here.

Also made a mini top made of brass alone. keeping the body round and barrel like makes for an interesting phenomena – since the side is round and smooth it acts like a bearing surface and will keep on spinning on it’s side even after it loses its initial inertia and falls of it’s tip. it will keep turning on its side for another 20 or so seconds.

Happy Holidays to all, and a Happy New Year.


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 07:40 PM

Happy Hanukkah to you Sharon
A interesting project I just learned about Chanuka on a TV show. You did a great job .
Have the best of new years

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 07:55 PM

Happy Hannukah, Sharon…very nice dreidels.
The brass element is certainly interesting and adds some flair to the units.
Hope to see you at the Woodworking Show in a couple of weeks.
Happy New Year to you and all you girls.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 08:20 PM

Very nice!

-- Dale, Ohio

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 08:54 PM

Impressive design Sharon. I too like the introduction of brass to the pieces. Nicely done. Happy New Year to you and your family.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 09:01 PM

Happy Chanuka to you & your family Sharon! And I admire your skill in being able create beautiful piece from rosewood and brass.
I too hope to see you at the woodworking show in January.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#6 posted 12-28-2011 09:38 PM

neat projects, thanks for sharing. Chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#7 posted 12-28-2011 11:48 PM

thanks for the comments.

Lorna and Ellen – I hope to get to the WW and see you there.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 12-29-2011 12:02 AM

Now that’s a first class dreidel!

Happy Holidays, Sharon.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 12-29-2011 03:32 AM

Happy Hanukkah to you and your family, Sharon.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 12-29-2011 05:38 AM

Happy Hanukkah to you and the family.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 12-29-2011 07:31 AM

Happy Hanukkah Sharon
May you have a peaceful and enjoyable holiday .
Those dreidels are great and well done and I hope you keep up the tradition !


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 12-29-2011 06:16 PM

Shalom Sharon. It would not be Hanukkah without your dreidel project! Health and Happiness to you and yours for the New Year.


-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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#13 posted 12-29-2011 06:27 PM

Thank you Charlie, Lee, Kasron, Kerifer, Jack, Jim, Ellen, Dale, Lenny, Lorna, and Chris.

May light lead your year to come

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#14 posted 01-03-2012 01:56 PM

Beautiful… I love the brass. My boys learned the rules of the dreidel this year, and shouts of “Gimel! I win it all!” and “Shin! Put one in!” rang through the house.

Happy belated Chanukah to you!

-- Ryno

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#15 posted 01-03-2012 06:04 PM

Thanks Ryan, sounds like your boys had a lot of fun (as they should)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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