plywood Dreidel

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Project by aviad mishaeli posted 12-28-2011 11:08 PM 2055 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this plywood dreidel for dreidels contest in “hanuka” party in my village (jeuish holiday for kiking the Greeks ass by the Maccabees in Bible time) . it is 30 centimiter i diameter and its hollow inside . the Handle is oak.

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 11:28 PM

thats one big dreidel… now sure how the Greeks are involved though, The holiday story was during the Roman empire rule as far as I remember (it HAS been a while) ;)

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 11:43 PM

I am with Aviad on this one. It was the greeks turn. The Romans kicked our ass. Nice Dreidel. How it turns?

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 11:58 PM

I agree with the above, some Jewish people don’t know how the Nazis slaughter villages of Greek people by hiding Jewish refugees from the Germans, learn your history my friend,
Great work BTW!

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 12:59 AM

I have no idea about the story and whatever it is, the presiceness of building the blank, Aviad, is remarkable, not easy thing to do with plywood. I love it.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 01:46 AM

Hard to believe this is made from plywood ,very cool.

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#6 posted 12-29-2011 04:41 AM

Very nice. The plywood really made for some nice figure.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 12-29-2011 05:36 AM

Does it have the 4 letters marked somehow?

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#8 posted 12-29-2011 06:57 AM

That’s great!

A work of art. you don’t do easy stuf do you?

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#9 posted 12-29-2011 01:17 PM

Nice mushroom top.
Not a dreidel

-- Steve--

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#10 posted 12-29-2011 04:06 PM

Ah, I stand corrected. It WAS indeed during the greek ruling in Israel and the 2nd temple in Jerusalem. For some reason I mixed it up with the Romans ruling of Israel… like I said, it’s been a while.

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

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#11 posted 12-29-2011 04:50 PM

Needs to have Nun, Gimel, Hay and Shin on it. They stand for a mnemonic Nes Gadol Hayah Sham – “a great miracle happened there” or if you are in Israel, the forth letter would be Pei to mean, Nes Gadol Hayah Poh – “a great miracle happened here”

They are also letters in a gambling game.
Nothing, Half, All, Put In.

This is one I did for my son for Hanukkah:

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#12 posted 12-29-2011 04:54 PM

Dallas – depends on where the dreidel is made, the last letter should either be SHIN (S) for Sham (There) if it’s made outside of Israel, or if it is made IN israel it should be a Peh (P) for Poh (Here) since that is where the miracle happened.

So theoretically speaking, depending on the markings on the dreidel you can tell where it was made.

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#13 posted 01-11-2012 09:04 PM

Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 01-11-2012 09:23 PM

Boy, You can learn a little bit of everything on here if you just pay attention.


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