plywood Dreidel

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Project by aviad mishaeli posted 968 days ago 1978 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 968 days ago

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 968 days ago

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 968 days ago

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 968 days ago

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 968 days ago

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

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#6 posted 968 days ago

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

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#7 posted 968 days ago

Does it have the 4 letters marked somehow?

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#8 posted 968 days ago

That’s great!

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

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#9 posted 968 days ago

Nice mushroom top.
Not a dreidel

-- Steve--

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#10 posted 968 days ago

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 968 days ago

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 968 days ago

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 954 days ago

Best thoughts,

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

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#14 posted 954 days ago

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


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