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Project by moshel posted 01-17-2013 12:48 AM 1236 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Hanukia me and my daughter designed. we used sketchup with splines to get the lines flow.
it is cut with the David (Patron) system, glued with epoxy and finished with Tung oil

Now i have to put on it the candle holders and I have silver and gold. I don’t particularly like any of them…. oh well.

Please vote! gold or silver?

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#1 posted 01-17-2013 12:57 AM

A really unique design.good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-17-2013 01:19 AM

I think the approach to the style of the menorah is very original and artistic. I don’t like either the shown gold or silver. I think the candle holders ought to be as original as the menorah.

-- Bruce, Arnold MD

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#3 posted 01-17-2013 01:34 AM

Have to agree, the piece is beautiful and neither color really goes with it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 01:38 AM

Well done!

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#5 posted 01-17-2013 02:39 AM

A wonderful piece. If I have to choose between the two options I’d pick gold

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 01-17-2013 03:24 AM

nine work moshel

here is a place for brass candle holders
(or ‘cups’ as they are called)
those you have are kind of gaudy looking

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 01-17-2013 03:54 AM

A most remarkable design, very nice indeed.
I’d vote for neither of the ones shown as I think it needs a much more modern holder. In bronze or stainless steel would be good.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 04:51 AM

Your design juices were flowing nicely for this project my friend.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#9 posted 01-17-2013 07:56 AM

very good design ,love it

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 01-17-2013 07:58 PM

very nice design, If you don’t like either the gold or silver go with wood… or keep looking for another metal to use… copper maybe?

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#11 posted 01-17-2013 11:25 PM

Beautiful work.

I dont like either color but would choose gold if I had to take one.

Can you drill into each holder and have the candle sit inside the wood a bit instead? Yeah you would have to clean off the wax, but I think the look would be much cleaner.

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#12 posted 01-17-2013 11:32 PM

Thank you all for your kind words and suggestions. yes, i think the gold is marginally better. As i live in NZ which is not really known for its supply of Hanukia candle holders I would either source some from the place David mentioned or elsewhere. My wife picked up these cheesy ones. on the other hand, she meant them for children craft projects…

Drilling into the wood is not an option – done that once and the wood burned…. In the spirit of the holiday but not very nice.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#13 posted 01-18-2013 07:25 AM

I like the way the nine “arms” are almost exploding out of the plinth. And that it’s offset rather than centred. Little stubby candles just sitting on the tips might be in keeping with the organic nature of the Hanukia.

-- Dave, Christchurch NZ

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#14 posted 01-18-2013 03:41 PM

I like your design and the result I’m glad to read that you take david’s advice and let me add one small advice – please choose the most simple form for the candle holder and not the shining material.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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