Whiskey Chanukah Menorah

Chanukah Sameakh! חנוכה שמח. I built a whiskey-bottle-menorah.

Chanukah is the Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. The holiday is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev by the Hebrew calendar – from late November to December on the solar calendar.

It is observed by the kindling of a nine-branched menorah (called a Chanukiah), one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The extra light, with which the others are lit, is the shamash (שמש‎‎, “attendant”). Ancient menorahs were made with wicks in olive oil; today some are still oil based but most use candles. Other Hanukkah festivities include playing dreidel and eating oil-based foods such as doughnuts and latkes. (- loosely adapted from Wikipedia.)

build 7

Building the base with a router.

 

More work being done!

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