A menorah is lit on hanukah, it has another name, but its a menorah.
You may not be jewish, but I think this would be a great item for those of you that do shows before the holiday season.
Cost next to nothing, I used 5/8 brass grommets(Noren's idea) for the candle cup holders, works perfectly. Drilled out the holes approx 1/2 inch down, using a 1/2 inch drill bit, the grommets fit snug, tapped them in with rubber mallet and crazy glue.
I did not devote a ton of time to this one, as Im in the middle fighting with oak and ash attempting to make chair legs.
I was more interested in getting some reactions from my jewish friends and seeing what they thought of it.
My only mistake, was I should have curved the bottom cut instead of straight, but it was all done for time reasons.
I used what I had laying around.
Ill just oil and slap on a coat of poly or two.This is a simple menorah. Simple.
there are always 8 candles and one in the center a bit higher, you can read about a menorah anywhere online.
I shot a pic of some of the menorahs we have in my home. There are no limits.
I might make one with golf clubs for my BIL, since hes an avid golfer.
Just stick to the 8 candles and one ninth one higher.
LIne them up anyway.
I looked online for menorahs, I was shocked at the prices they get for a piece of stainless steel with 9 holes drilled in it. 6000 dollars, 4000 dollars. they call it art.
Well, this is my wood art.
Ill clean up the next one a bit better, and say its worth at least 100 dollars, maybe 75 at a craft show.
This is not anyway related to religion. I want to share an idea I had tumbling around the rocks in my head.
I believe the bowl makers and spinners can add their own "spin" to these and come up with beautiful pieces of work, and Im quite sure they are saleable at crafts shows.
This post was posted only to share an idea.(I know the piece is only geared towards one religion, but some here work in wood for profit. I wouldnt go nuts making a dozen of them, but I think they would sell in the right areas where alot of walkbys in a show are jewish)
and please, by all means, take off the gloves and dont worry about walking on eggshells, if you think it just sucks, just say it sucks. This was a 30 minute total build. I thought Id dive into it a bit more, but between the heat, my work, my chairs, I lost some ummmphhh with it.